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LGBTQ+ Awareness
(1 Day Workshop Online)

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What will you learn?

Join us to learn the basics you need to know to feel more confident working with gender and sexual diversity in the counselling room.

This course is an introduction to working with LGBTQ+ clients where you will learn everything you have wanted to know but have been too afraid to ask. We will cover the meaning of key terms, such as non-binary, pansexual, genderqueer, intersex and cisgender.

We will also learn why pronouns are important in the counselling room, learning how/when and whether to ask clients their pronouns and what to do if you make a mistake.

We will end the day by learning practical steps you can take to enhance your paperwork, directory profiles and website to make your counselling work more LGBTQ+ inclusive.

What is the Quality?

This course has been given Quality Checked CPD training recognition by the National Counselling Society (NCS).

This course alone is not a route to the Accredited Register nor does it fully equip a participant to practise as a qualified practitioner or refer to themselves  as a "specialist" in the subject matter unless they have other qualifications/training to support this.

Build your confidence

The purpose of this course is to build confidence in counsellors wanting to work with LGBTQ clients. Participants will gain an introduction to the basics they need to know around LGBTQ+ terminology, pronouns and how to include and attract LGBTQ+ clients in their organisation and/or private practice.


Who's the Trainer?

Chloe Foster is passionate about training counsellors to enable you to feel more confident working with LGBTQ+ clients.

As a counsellor and trainer in her private practice, Sussex Rainbow Counselling, she specialises primarily in gender and sexual diversity within LGBTQ+ communities. Chloe's passion for working in this area began before her counselling career through her work with several LGBTQ+ organisations in Sussex: LGBT Switchboard, MindOut, and Allsorts Youth Project.

With a first-class degree in Education she loves teaching and training and is proud to have made training an ongoing part of her career since 2003.

Chloe is also an accredited Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities Therapist with Pink Therapy.

What's the Format?

Join us online via Zoom.

This training day is very interactive, suiting a range of learning styles with case studies, scenarios, quizzes, videos, breakout room activities, Q&A in the chat room and PowerPoint slides.

A full colour PDF workbook summarising what you have learned will be provided after attending the course.


Each course will allow for a maximum of 16 participants to ensure individual learning needs are met.

Who can join?

Courses are open to counsellors, psychotherapists, and counselling trainees. Although this course is also advertised on the National Counselling Society networks, it is open to all counsellors regardless of who you your professional registration body is.

If you are not a counsellor please get in touch. This workshop can be adapted for your group. I have experience in delivering workshops to colleges, universities, and mental health professionals. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Next Dates?

New dates for 2022 will be posted here when announced.


To join the waiting list email

Everyone on the waiting list will be the first to get the new dates and a personal discount code.

Can't make the dates?

If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist, counselling supervisor or trainee counsellor and can't make the dates listed.

please contact Chloe for details of alternative dates/courses:

Chloe Foster


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