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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships

Queering Psychotherapy

With speakers Dr Meg-John Barker, Leah Davidson, Dominic Davies, Pamela Gawler-Wright, Amanda Middleton, Monty Moncrieff, David Richards, George Taxidis and Judy Yellin

Saturday 22 June 2019 - London

This unique conference will explore the advances made in improving the mental health of gender, sexuality and relationship diverse (GSRD) people in the UK. We have enlisted some of the key figures in British LGBTQ+ psychotherapy to share significant developments in the fields of analytic, systemic, person-centred and contemporary psychotherapy, as well as hearing from two British pioneers Dominic Davies, Founder of Pink Therapy and Dr Meg-John Barker, psychologist-activist and author of many books on gender and sexuality.

Do you feel current with the psychosocial issues facing LGBTQ+ people? We're delighted to have Monty Moncrieff CEO of London Friend presenting some of the latest research and the most common challenges facing LGBTQ+ people and what they need from us as therapists.


Dr Meg-John Barker
Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History (with Julia Scheele), How To Understand Your Gender (with Alex Iantaffi), Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To) (with Justin Hancock), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love (with Jacqui Gabb). They have also written numerous books, articles, chapters, and reports for scholars and counsellors, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice. In particular they have focused their academic-activist work on the topics of bisexuality, open non-monogamy, sadomasochism, non-binary gender, and Buddhist mindfulness. Barker is currently a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University... More >>

Leah Davidson
Leah Davidson is a Person-Centred Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a Clinical Associate at Pink Therapy and a Senior Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist. She was co-tutor on the Pink Therapy Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy, and Course Director and co-tutor for the Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy with Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diverse clients... More >>

Dominic Davies
Dominic Davies is founder and CEO of Pink Therapy ( He has worked as a psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and practice consultant for over 35 years. He was initially trained in the Person-Centred Approach by Dave Mearns, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers, alongside a strong psychoanalytic supervisory frame from Michael Jacobs and the late Bernard Ratigan. He now works integratively combining PCA with energy psychology and attachment theory... More >>

Pamela Gawler-Wright
Pamela Gawler-Wright is a UKCP Accredited Contemporary Psychotherapist and Director of Training for BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (UKCP OM). She is an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities Therapist and a Clinical Associate of Pink Therapy. She specialises in recovery from addiction, trauma and co-dependence and runs a busy East End practice... More >>

Amanda Middleton
Amanda Middleton is a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, with a particular interest in diverse genders, sexualities and relationships. A Clinical Associate at The Pink Practice where she works therapeutically with families, couples and individuals who identify as LGBTQI and beyond. She also offers training that combines gender, sexual and relationship diversity with clinical sexology and queer theory at Gendered Intelligence, The Tavistock and Portman Trust, Pink Therapy, and on various systemic psychotherapy trainings throughout the UK... More >>

Monty Moncrieff
Monty Moncrieff MBE is the Chief Executive of London Friend, a charity working to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. London Friend is the oldest LGBT charity in the UK, providing extensive mental health support, including coming out groups and counselling, since 1972. The charity also manages Antidote, a specialist LGBT drug and alcohol service, which was the first in the UK to observe the rise of chemsex amongst gay and bisexual men, and has developed innovative responses to changing service user need, taking an integrated approach to substance misuse, sexual and mental health... More >>

David Richards
David Richards is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, working with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. He has worked in the NHS and voluntary sector, initially within the HIV field in the 1990s and then for many years managing a community counselling service for older adults; he is also a senior tutor on the MSc in Psychodynamic Therapy at Birkbeck... More >>

George Taxidis
George Taxidis (MSc - MBACP) initially trained as an integrative counsellor and is now training in Jungian Analysis with the British Jungian Analytic Association (part of the British Psychotherapy Foundation). He playfully engages with dreams and the ways in which various identities intersect, through the monthly gatherings of the Queer Social Dreaming Matrix, which he co-founded and which he often co-facilitates... More >>

Judy Yellin
Judy Yellin trained as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Bowlby Centre, London and works as an attachment-based relational psychotherapist in private practice. She is a supervisor and training therapist and has taught extensively at the Bowlby Centre and other organisations. She currently teaches a relational third year M.A. module in contemporary theories of psychotherapy at the Minster Centre, London... More >>


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Handouts and lunch included
Self-funded: £120 (SOLD OUT)
Self-funded x 2: £200 (SOLD OUT)
Organisationally-funded: £200 (SOLD OUT)
Psychotherapy trainee: £80 (SOLD OUT)

CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

6th Floor
Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road

09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Start
11:00 Coffee
12:45 Lunch
14:30 Tea
17:00 End