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Dr Christina Richards

BSc (Hons) MSc MBACP (Accred.) AFBPsS
Senior Specialist Psychology Associate
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Leighton J Seal

I am anHCPCRegistered Doctor of Counselling Psychology and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)where I am also Chair Elect of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am also an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I represent the East Midlands to NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group (CRG) on Gender Identity Services and am one of the few psychologists recognised by HM Courts and Tribunals Service as a Specialist in the field of Gender Dysphoria, thus allowing me to prepare medical reports for the Gender Recognition Panel. Within the NHS, I am the Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic, where I work as a psychologist conducting assessment and follow-up for hormones and surgeries; as well as psychotherapy; as part of the multidisciplinary team.

In terms of academic work, I lecture and publish on trans and non-binary identities; as well as sexualities, and critical mental health – both within academia and to third sector and statutory bodies. I am a co-founder of BiUK and co-author of the Bisexuality Report.

Editor of the Counselling Psychology Review
Editor of the Palgrave Book Series: Critical and applied approaches in sexuality, gender, and identity
Editor of the journal of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychology Review
Various papers, reports, and book chapters
Co-author of the BPS Guidelines and Literature Review for Counselling Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
First author of a clinical guidebook on sexuality and gender published by Sage – Richards, C., & Barker. M. (2013); Sexuality and gender for mental health professionals: A practical guide. London: Sage
First editor of the Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender
First editor of a multidisciplinary book about people who identify outside of the gender binary of male or female – Richards, C., Bouman, W. P., & Barker, M. J. (2017). Genderqueer and non-binary genders. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan
Sole author of a monograph: Richards, C. (2017). [Monograph]. Trans and sexuality – An existentially-informed ethical enquiry with implications for counselling psychology. London: Routledge
Sole editor of the forthcoming book: Richards, C. (forthcoming 2018) A view from the other side: Therapists’ art and their internal worlds. Monmouth: PCCS Books

Sexuality and Gender for mental health Professionals
The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality and Gender
Trans and Sexuality: An Existentially-Informed Enquiry
  Sexuality and Gender for mental health Professionals The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality and Gender

Twitter: @CRichardsPsych
Skype: Christina_Richards_Psych
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