Meg-John Barker is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at The Open University, psychotherapist, and author of How to Understand Your Gender, Queer: A Graphic History, and many other books
This book is essential reading for all counsellors, therapists, and mental health practitioners. It explains current psychological and sociological thinking about femininity, masculinity, and non-binary gender in a highly accessible way, and demonstrates clearly how gender is relevant to all of our clients. Numerous case studies bring the material to life and help the reader to understand how best to work with clients across gender diversity, drawing on various therapeutic approaches and practices. The book particularly provides an excellent introduction to working with trans clients, including a thorough description of best practice in this area, as well as a good sense of the key issues facing trans people today.
Madison-Amy Webb Gender Variant Woman, Psychotherapist and Director of Transitions Counselling & Consultancy
A timely and important book. A fundamental read for all therapeutic professionals working with clients exploring their gender variance. At a time when society's understanding of gender identity is experiencing a state of flux this book offers clarity on a controversial and complex subject.