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I have a clinical and research interest in the psychology of sexualities and in gender identity and diversity, particularly the psychology of men and masculinities

I am available to put together trainings and CPD for those working in mental health and regularly give training for NHS Trusts and private sector psychotherapists and psychologists. In addition, I am able to give trainings on diversity and inclusion and how to build good mental health in the workplace for commercial organisations.

Recent seminars and trainings include:


  • Psychological Assessment for Gender & Sexuality
  • Hegemonic Masculinity & Trans Identities
  • Working Affirmatively with Gender Identity and Diversity


  • Working with Men: Meeting the challenge of orthodox masculinity
  • Working with Identity Based Trauma
  • Working with Gender Identity and Diversity: Towards a model of affirmative practice


  • Narcissism, Gender Roles and Psychopathy: Exploring intersecting and reciprocal relationships
  • The Psychology of Masculinities and Trans Identities
  • Gender, Power, Privilege and the Therapeutic Encounter
  • Private & Public Men: Exploring the construction of masculinities at home and at work
  • Love, Sex & the Body: Exploring men’s relationships with embodiment, sexuality and intimacy


  • Facilitating Connection: Building trauma-informed practice with men
  • Affirmative Practice with Men: Meeting the challenge of orthodox masculinity
  • Understanding Diversity in Sexualities and Gender Identities
  • Orthodox Masculinity and the Therapeutic Encounter: working affirmatively with male clients
  • What’s so Toxic about Masculinity? Exploring the challenges of contemporary masculinities
  • The Vulnerable Narcissist: Understanding the impact of gender and attachment



Beattie, M. & Evans, T. (2011).
Holding Breath: An analysis of gay men’s schooldays memories.

Psychology of Sexualities Review, 2(1), 10-24.

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Beattie, M. & Lenihan, P. (2018). Counselling skills for working with gender diversity and identity.

London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Please contact me for further information or to make an appointment