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Gender Variance & Diversity Workshop

  • 03/09/2022
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel – Golden Lane, Dublin 2
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  • This includes lunch at cost price.

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We are delighted to present a Workshop for IAHIP Members and Associates

Gender Variance & Diversity Workshop

Date: Saturday 3rd September 2022
Time: 9:30 am-4:30 PM - Registration from 9:00am. 
Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel – Golden Lane, Dublin 2. - In Person Only. 
CPD: 6 Hours

Lunch included  -  Full Buffet (see below)

Presented by: Simon Forsyth


This workshop aims to help therapists become more comfortable around the language of gender variance and the idea of engaging with diverse gender identities in their practice (e.g. trans and non-binary people). For many in our field, there is a fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or a sense that they do not have sufficient knowledge of certain topics to engage with gender-variant clients. With this in mind, the workshop will adopt a spirit of compassionate curiosity to explore the assumptions and anxieties that participants may hold, while offering theory-based ideas and practical tips to help increase familiarity and confidence.

The day will feature a mix of facilitator-led information, individual reflection and group discussion, exploring topics such as gender norms, the importance of language, internalised oppression, the process of transition, and affirmative practice. Questions, uncertainties and not-knowing welcome!


Simon Forsyth (MIACP – Nozomi Counselling & Psychotherapy) is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with a particular link to the LGBTQ+ community. He works in Dublin city centre and online. Being gay himself, Simon is passionate about individuality and helping others embrace their unique identities. In addition to his private practice work, he is an experienced educator and facilitator, delivering lectures, workshops and courses for organisations such as PCI College and Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre. He has a specialism in Writing/Journal Therapy and is a mentee of queer therapeutic writer Meg-John Barker.

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