Sexual Difference

How confident are you working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients?
A workshop for the Inner City Centre

Led by Jess MacIntyre from PACE, an organisation that provides counselling, support and advocacy for same sex and trans relationships

Saturday 17 May 2014
10.00am to 1.00pm – coffee from 9.30am
St Botolph’s Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London EC2

This workshop is open only to qualified or trainee clinicians – BACP, BPC and UKCP registered

Free for ICC members and non-members – PACE is not charging for it

This will be an interactive workshop which will include discussion, case studies and activities focusing on your work with sexual and gender minorities. Working in groups and pairs, it will be an opportunity to share and build good practice, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and explore issues to increase your confidence working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients.

The workshop will cover:
Terminology – getting confident with ‘LGBT’
Prejudice, privilege and homophobia – how things have changed and how they haven’t
Heteronormativity – what is it and why does it matter?
The legal context for LGBT rights and the 2010 Equality Act
Value and beliefs; individual responsibility
Good practice and creating ‘safe spaces’ for LGBT clients

Workshop leader Jess MacIntyre, PACE’s Professional Trainer, set up a charity in 2012 to work with individuals who seek asylum on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Through this, she began giving training to refugee charities, legal centres, NHS trusts and social services. As PACE’s Trainer, Jess now works with practitioners across the mental health sector, focusing mainly on relationships and family support specialists. She also teaches a module on postgraduate courses at the Relate Institute and Birkbeck University, London. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights.

Please email Sue Freeman,, to let her know if you plan to attend the workshop, and for any further information

Accredited for CPD– certificatesavailable

The church of St BotolphWithout Bishopsgate is between Liverpool Street Station and LondonWall. From Liverpool Street Station take the Bishopsgate exit and turn right.St Botolph’s is on the right, about three minutes walk.The Church Hall is in the garden behind the church.