Dr. Alan Greaves (Course Tutor)

Course Introduction

Repeated studies have shown that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have a higher incidence of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, than other population groups.

This weekend training course allows therapists in practice the opportunity to explore and discuss issues that might affect their LGBT+ clients and their experience of living in societies that have historically (and often currently) discriminate on the grounds of sexuality and/or gender identity.

The Themes Covered in This Course Are:

  • Terminology
  • Mental health within the LGBT+ community
  • Why are people gay? and does it matter?
  • Homophobia in society
  • Internalised homophobia
  • Homoerotophobia
  • Gay culture(s)
  • Causes of anxiety
  • Causes of depression
  • The anxiety-depression nexus
  • Sexual health and mental health: the importance of self-esteem
  • Working with trans clients
  • Intersecting identities: faith, culture and disability

The Benefits:

The LGBT+ community is increasingly seeking specialised and effective therapy geared towards them and their specific requirements.

Alan Greaves is your course tutor, Alan is a trustee of Queer Nations and The Michael Causer Foundation charities that work with LGBT+ communities on issues around mental health and wellbeing.

The Details:


  • Dr. Alan Greaves

Mode of Study

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Tutor-led class discussions
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Practical exercises
  • Case studies

Hours of Study

  • 14 hours over 2 days (14 hours CPD)


£265 (£240 to members and NCHP alumni)

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“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is on of the most potent forces for change I know”

– Carl Rogers