GID Counselling Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £265.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Couns.GID which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £265.00 UK.

Course Description

Gender Identity Disorder Counselling

Also called Transgenderism Counselling

What is gender identity disorder? GID

Gender identity disorder (GID) or dysphoria is the official term used by psychologists and clinicians to categorise or describe persons who experience considerable dislike or unhappiness with their gender or the body that they were born in.

Most people with GID don’t need to be officially told or diagnosed that they are suffering from gender identity disorder or a strong dislike for the body they are in.

They know that really well and live every day of their life with a strong wish or desire to change their sex from man to woman or from woman to man.

To be officially diagnosed – a person who is experiencing GID or commonly now known as gender dysphoria, must demonstrate a persistent and strong cross gender identification issue that they are in the wrong body and that they wish to change sex and have a deep psychological and emotional reason to do so to be accepted for surgical treatment.

Like many subjects there are high levels of ignorance and lack of insight and understanding into the feelings of people who suffer from many issues.

It would be fair to say that most people with GID have experienced all manner of emotional turmoil in their life which can range from anger, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Most people who have GID have had suicidal thoughts due to the amount of conflicts and pain that they have battled with.

Very few have been on an easy road and a battle to get where they want to be which is into the other body and lifestyle to be accepted as that gender and not one that they were born with.

The preoccupation and disturbance of thought on this concern can cause all sorts of life changing issues and problems, may that be social, work, family, occupational and general everyday functioning in society with others, abuse, insults, rejection, discrimination, hate, ignorance and attacks.

This course provides an in depth look at gender identity disorder and what someone who is experiencing GID will go through to achieve their goals and change their sex.

This course is ideally suited to all types of therapists and counsellors.

It is also ideal for those non therapists currently going through gender identity disorder and or surgery and will help you understand the whole spectrum and differing angles of views in the medical profession, mental health, psychology and counselling perspectives along with others who have experienced the same.

This course provides an in-depth and comprehensive look into the clinical and theoretical sides of daily issues experienced by transgendered people along with their families and the suffering on both physical and mental health for all concerned

  • Looks at treatments, transgender emergence.
  • The construction of sex and gender.
  • Clinical perspectives.
  • Alternative treatment modalities.
  • Stimulating and in-depth case studies.

If you are experiencing gender identity disorder or considering even beginning male to female or female to male transition you may want to study this course, as it offers an overview on the whole area of transgender work, emergence, psychiatry, psychology and family therapy.

Most people who are experiencing GID do not need to be told by a psychiatrist that they are experiencing and suffering GID and to leave the session with a bottle of antidepressants and a feeling of another wasted day and further hopelessness with their ongoing battle and struggle to achieve transition and be listened to.

This course will help by bringing both the therapist and the individual in touch with the greater picture and how huge an area this is internationally. Offers a stimulating study in GID.

This course is two courses combined in ONE covering part A above GID and part B counselling.

The counselling part of this course pack is the actual counselling and psychotherapy course study that can be viewed here

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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