LJ Potter

PRESENTATION: Working with conversion therapy.

Conversion therapy has been in the news a lot recently, with the recent bill being potentially signed into law (albeit with caveats).

It can be difficult as counsellors to unpick the language around conversion therapy – when is ‘affirmative’ coercive? When is exploratory affirming, or converting? How do I work in a way that allows my clients the space they need, in a way that doesn’t fall foul of the law, or of the MoU? Can my client sue me for conversion therapy?

In this talk, you will find out more about how the same language is used to represent two very different opinions, and be offered a way to work with gender and sexuality in a way that respects your client’s process in a way that doesn’t fall foul of the law, or of the MoU.


LJ is an accredited Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversities Therapist and Trainer with Pink Therapy. LJ has been working and training in this area for several years, including having begun and run an LGBTQ+ counselling charity. LJ Currently works online in private practice specialising in queer identities, and they are also Course Lead for an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. LJ provides training in GSRD topics for universities and is a founder member of ‘therapists against conversion therapy and transphobia’. www.therapistsagainstconversiontherapy.blogspot.com.