Be an LGBT Counsellor Training Course
Training ecourse for LGBTQ+ Affirmative Friendly Counsellors
Positive Intentions on Equality are not enough
Anyeone who identifies as LGBT+ and other minority communities have experienced discrimination, trauma, abuse and rejection. Rejection and abuse can even be from friends and family.
Some counsellors and psychologists believe they provide a mental health talk service without discrimination. However unconscious bias or bigotry can occur and wreck the therapeutic relationship adding to the rejection your LGBT+ client has experienced many times.
You may be surprised to know that even LGBT+ mental health professionals can have their own bias that they might impose on their unsuspecting client. So whether you are a straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or other LGBT+ therapist it is essential to have the insight, understanding and reflective resources needed to help heal your LGBT+ client or patient and not add to their historical wounds.
The LGBTQ+ Range of Identities
Yopu may not know that there are 30+ terms for sexual and gender diversity. In fact some organisations and their websites use the acronym LGBTQ+ and some additionally use other acronyms such as LGBTQIA+. Whilst you can’t be expected to memorise what each ancronym means, it is vital to know and accept your LGBT+ client for who they are. The + (plus) sign refers to other acronyms.
Whether lifestyle, a relationship role or lack of them, dress, pronouns, health status or social choices, acceptance is the biggest gift you can give to your LGBT+ client or patient. It is the essential element in your counsellor / client / patient relationship .
Don’t fool yourself with mantras like “I treat everyone the same” or “I don’t have a problem with someone who is transgender“. If you treat everyone the same when clearly everyone is not the same, than you are not providing equality. If you say you don’t have a problem, then clearly you do.
Knowledge and honesty is the answer to many conscious and unconscious forms of discrimination. Only through education can come understanding and hopefully acceptance rather than tolerance.
An LGBTQ+ Counselling Training Course
This ecourse has been completed to give you the counsellor confidence that you can provide a mental health service that includes diversity, inclusion and equality. These are basic human rights which cover religion, race, ability, social status, age. relationship status, gender, sex and sexual orientation.
The ecourse includes the intersectionality of communities such as the challenges of some religions, culture and sexuality.
The contents of the ecourse are :-
- Growing up LGBT+
- Gay Male Focus
- Lesbian Focus
- Bisexual Focus
- Transgender Focus
- Typical LGBT+ issues
- Practical Approaches to helping your LGBT+ clients
Video and Podcast interview links are included to aid your insights.
You can listen to real life journeys as they describe the discrimination and bigotry they have experienced in their childhood, youth and still in adult-life today.
Reflective questions encourage honesty in you, the counsellor or psychologist. These help you to pinpoint where you may have an issue. The ecourse then helps you overcome this.
This section resources you with therapeutic tools to build your confidence. These tools include :-
- Suggestion scripts – self acceptance, releasing t labels and more
- How to help establish Relationship Boundaries that boost self worth
- Inner Child work to heal past hurts
Together there are over 200 pages of insight, history, personal life stories, struggles and successes and how laws and rights have changed. Plus you are encouraged to use your existing skill-set along with extra support through access to the authors’ protocols and processes.
Prominent LGBT+ rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said of this ecourse ..
“This training course is for therapists who want to give their very best to LGBT+ clients. Going the extra step from LGBT-friendly to LGBT-affirmative makes all the difference.”
Additionally there are :-
- How to evidence your LGBT+ affirmative credentials
- Why it is vital to be LGBT+ Affirmative rather than LGBT+ friendly
- Crucial Do’s and Don’t’s of communication
- Many myths are debunked
- Tips on marketing your LGBT+ therapy practice
- A Comprehensive Consultation form
Your LGBT+ Affirmative Counsellor Certification
To gain your certification there is a short test paper. This helps cement your new knowledge and understanding of typical challenges of LGBT+ clients. This reinforces your confidence for this client / patient niche. You will display your LGBT+ credentials with pride!
Ready to become an LGBT+ Affirmative Counsellor or Psychologist?
Within minutes you’ll be able to download :-
- The Course Material
- The Video and Podcast links
- The Practical Protocols and Processes
- The Consultation Form
- Marketing Guidance
- CPD is 7 hours
All contained in this ecourse of over 200 pages !
Currently you can take advantage a special introductory rate of £57