Counselling: The importance of recognising Gender and Sexual Diversity in the therapy room

 Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) in the Psychotherapist Summer Issue

Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) in the Psychotherapist Summer Issue

LSRT therapist Meg John Barker and Dominic Davies, founder of Pink Therapy, have contributed to the current issue of The Psychotherapist, (the UKCP's membership journal) which focuses on Sex and Relationship Therapy. 

'...there is much of value that can be learned from GSD people for sex and relationship therapy with all clients. For example, people involved in consensual BDSM communities have had to develop extremely good communication skills and a high degree of self-reflexivity to be able to articulate their desires and communicate these to their partner(s), and they have often had to step outside shame-filled narratives around normative sexual behaviour.'

You can read the article at pages 16 and 17 here:

http://issuu.com/ukcp-publications/docs/the_psychotherapist_summer_2015_low