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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.

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.

Quality Checked CPD Training Recognition

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.

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Next Dates


Saturday 19 June 2021 – Please note – this workshop is exclusively for NCS members

Saturday 9 October 2021 – Please note – this workshop is exclusively for NCS members

See below for details if you are not an NCS member.

Tickets go on sale 2 months before


Contact The NCS directly for course booking details on:


Jacqui Gumbrell (NCS Training Standards Assistant/CPD Co-ordinator)

01903 208126

Can't make these dates?

If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist, counselling supervisor or trainee counsellor and can't make the dates listed, and/or are not a NCS member

please contact Chloe for details of alternative dates/courses:

Chloe Foster


What if I'm not a counsellor?

This course is designed for counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling supervisors and trainee counsellors. However, it can be adapted to work for other groups. I have experience in delivering workshops to colleges, universities, and mental health professionals. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.