Person-centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide – August 2019.
The book is an accessible and clear overview of working therapeutically with trans and gender diverse clients. The person-centred and pluralistic approach presented helps counsellors and other professionals unlearn their assumptions on gender, to support trans people’s mental health and social wellbeing.
This excellent book provides therapists, counsellors, and other practitioners with all they need to know about working with trans and gender-diverse clients. Given the current climate of panic and misinformation in this area, the book provides a much-needed counterbalance: a straightforward, accessible, and engaging overview of how sex and gender work, what key terms mean, what is involved in various forms of transition, the impact of transphobia, and the importance of community, among other topics. The chapters covering autism and other forms of neurodivergence, and diversity within trans communities, were particularly welcome. I would heartily recommend this to any clinician or practitioner wanting to improve their knowledge in this area. Absolutely superb.
– Dr Meg-John Barker, author of How to Understand Your Gender and Queer: A Graphic History
This is a deeply inclusive book and a must read for therapists and anyone working with trans and gender diverse people. I spent most of my time reading this book nodding and saying ‘YES!’ emphatically. Highly recommended.
– Yenn Purkis, Autistic and non-binary advocate author and presenter.
GUEST CHAPTER – Non-Binary Lives – An Anthology of Intersecting Identities – April 2020
What does it mean to be non-binary in the 21st Century? Our gender identity is impacted by our personal histories; the cultures, communities and countries we are born into; and the places we go and the people we meet. But the representation of contemporary non-binary identities has been limited, until now. Pushing the narrative around non-binary identities further than ever before, this powerful collection of essays represents the breadth of non-binary lives, across the boundaries of race, class, age, sexuality, faith and more.
Leading non-binary people share stories of their intersecting lives; how it feels to be non-binary and neurodiverse, the challenges of being a non-binary pregnant person, what it means to be non-binary within the Quaker community, the joy of reaching gender euphoria. This thought-provoking anthology shows that there is no right or wrong way to be non-binary.