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We are the UK's largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

As an organisation we aim to promote high quality therapy and training services for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and others who identify as being gender or sexual diversities.

There is a whole spectrum of different gender and sexual expressions and we welcome those who are engaged in consensual, albeit transgressive sexualities who are seeking a place to understand and be understood.

These include, but are not restricted to people who identify as asexual, celibate, polyamorous, non-monogamous, or swingers and those involved in BDSM or Kink lifestyles or practices, anyone on the gender spectrum from cross dressers/transvestites, gender queer, intersex and those living with variations in sex development, androgynes, third sex/two spirit, to those living full time as transgenderists, transexuals (transmen and and transwomen).  

We comprise a team of 14 Associate Therapists who all positively identify as holding a gender or sexual minority lived-experience, and our website hosts the UK's first online Directory of Pink Therapists which lists other qualified therapists around the UK who adopt a sexuality-affirmative stance and do not see sexual or gender variation as a sickness. These other therapists are all qualified professionals, with varying degrees of experience and training in working with sexual and gender diversity clients. We cannot, however, ensure that their experience or work are equal to those of our Associate Therapists. Pink Therapy was conceived for two reasons:

  • first, that most therapy training organisations in the UK fail to address issues of sexual diversity sexuality in their curricula. This means that therapists (of all sexualities) leaving these programmes are often inadequately trained to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients. See our News section for more information about this.
  • second, that some sexual diversity therapists seem to feel their qualification to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients is simply a shared sexuality. In our view this is not sufficient, and can lead to inadequate and poor practice. All therapists working with gender and sexual diversity clients need specific training to be able to work effectively with this client group. See our Training section for more details on our professional continuing professional development workshops for therapists.
  • If you are considering having some counselling or therapy, we recommend you check out your prospective therapist first, we have some questions to consider asking them here. If possible see more than one therapist and then decide who you feel best to help you.

Pink Therapy is committed to offering high quality therapy and training from qualified and highly experienced therapists.

Our Therapists have many years' experience of working with sexual diversity clients and are often involved in teaching and training other therapists on these issues, in this country and abroad.

Most of us have contributed to the growing body of literature about sexual diversity therapy through publishing our own research or ideas. Specifically, a number of us have contributed chapters to three volumes of Pink Therapy which are the leading British textbooks on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients published by Open University Press/McGraw-Hill.

Our Mission Statement

None of the people associated with this site view people, gender and sexual diversity as deviant or sick.

They will not problematise your gender identity or your sexuality.

We have a policy of being open with clients about the provision of therapy services and the training and experience we have.

We are committed to offering training, clinical supervision and consultation to other therapists (and therapy training organisations) who are working with sexual diversity clients to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of the services available.

We also want to promote self-help resources to enable gender and sexual diversity clients to work on themselves as well as providing information about low cost and free counselling and support for people on limited incomes.


Pink Therapy was featured in an article in the Observer Magazine (18 August 2002).

Dominic Davies, Pink Therapy's founder and director featured in an article in Out in the City (August 2007)

We've also won an award for our website design and service to the lgbt communities!

Press & Media

Welcome to our press and media section.  Please click on the link below to find our latest Press Releases

If you wish to contact our Press Officer Jack Flanagan email him at press@pinktherapy.com  For urgent press comments and responses to stories call Dominic Davies 07971 205323 or Jack 07912 326032

 

Contact us by: Email: admin@pinktherapy.com | Telephone: 020 7836 6647 | Post: Pink Therapy, BCM 5159, London WC1N 3XX