LGBT Counselling Training Course Online

Be an LGBT Counsellor Training Course

Training ecourse for LGBTQ+ Affirmative Friendly Counsellors

Positive Intentions on Equality are not enough

lgbt therapit training courses ukAnyeone 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

lesbia gay woman therapist trainingYopu 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

lgbtq friendly therapy trainingThis 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.

lgbt+ affirmative therapy course 02The contents of the ecourse are :-

  1. Growing up LGBT+
  2. Gay Male Focus
  3. Lesbian Focus
  4. Bisexual Focus
  5. Transgender Focus
  6. Typical LGBT+ issues
  7. 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.


Practical Help

This section resources you with therapeutic tools to build your confidence. These tools include :-

  1. Suggestion scripts – self acceptance, releasing t labels and more
  2. How to help establish Relationship Boundaries that boost self worth
  3. 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



lgbtq+ affirmative certification training ukYour 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 :-

  1. The Course Material
  2. The Video and Podcast links
  3. The Practical Protocols and Processes
  4. The Consultation Form
  5. Marketing Guidance
  6. CPD is 7 hours

All contained in this ecourse of over 200 pages !

Currently you can take advantage a special introductory rate of £57

About the LGBTQ+ Affirmative Course Authors

lgbt+ affirmative therapist

Steven Harold BA(HONS) DCH, DHP, MNCH(Acc)
Tel: 01773 436 796

Steven Harold has been a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist for 20+ years.  He has helped many people who are LGBT+ and identifies as a gay man. He trains and supervises hypnotherapists and is an author. He has been and continues to be a volunteer therapist for LGBT+ charities in the community including at the Globe Centre, Stepney Green, London Lighthouse and Derbyshire LGBT+.



LGBTQ Affirmative TherapistGavin Bowtell BA(HONS) Dip.Hyp, HPD, MNCH(Acc)
Tel:  020 8172 0060

Gavin Bowtell is an inutituve and sought-after therapist, He has brought his experience from working with LGBTQ+ clients to his popular practice in Essex. He generously supports other therapists with his insights and publications. He addressed LGBT+ inclusion in his professional bodies.



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