The Book

Gender Affirming Therapy: A Guide to What Transgender and Non-Binary Clients Can Teach Us

In this book Laura [and co-authors] tells anecdotes and reflections about the role that gender plays in our society, sharing client’s experiences in the therapy room, and including interviews with community members where ‘in their own words’ they talk about what it is like to date as a trans person, to undergo surgery, and even to detransition. The book cover is by Fox Fisher with the foreword from Dr Alex Iantaffi.

“This book is compulsory reading for anyone, personally and/or professionally, seeking to support trans and non-binary individuals and community groups. Its reflective focus is vital for anyone wishing to create a more diverse and inclusive world.”

Dr Paul Simpson – Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester, UK. Has extensively published in gender and sexuality in later life

“If you are feeling lost or alone as a provider when navigating gender-affirming care, I believe this book can be a friend to you and guide you to a place of knowledge and connection. As the world around us continues to be at times inhospitable for many of us who are trans, non-binary, gender expansive and/or queer, I appreciate this contribution to building a more welcoming ‘world of gender’ for us all.”

Dr Alex Iantaffi – Author, independent scholar, and licensed marriage and family therapist

“There are gems and insights here. I welcome this book because it invites reflexive interrogation of clinical privilege and deep listening to the narratives and wisdom of the trans and non-binary people we serve. More of that, please!”

Mr Matthew Mills – President of the British Association of Gender Specialists and Consultant Speech and Language Therapist