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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 the Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic and also the Clinical Research Fellow at West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic. I am an individual and group psychotherapist and psychologist engaged in psychotherapy, assessment and general follow-up clinics as well as research and supervision.

I am an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), whom I represent to NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group (CRG) on Gender Identity Services.

I also lecture and publish on trans, non-binary and genderqueer; as well as sexualities and critical mental health - both within academia and to third sector and statutory bodies such as the police and NHS. I am also a co-founder of BiUK and a co-author of the Bisexuality Report.

In terms of academic work, I am the Editor of the journal of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology: Counselling Psychology Review and my own publications consist of various papers, reports, and book chapters (you can find a full list ion my website at I am also the 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; and I am the First editor of a forthcoming multidisciplinary book about people who identify outside of the gender binary of male or female – Richards, C., Bouman, W. P., & Barker, M. J. (forthcoming 2016). Genderqueer and non-binary genders. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

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