GENDER AND SEXUALITY
One of my areas of special interest is gender and sexuality. For several years I was employed in an NHS Gender Identity Clinic, and in my time there I worked with hundreds of trans, non-binary, and de-transitioning people, some of whom were seeking medical interventions, others who were not. Questions of identity and desire arise for all of us in analysis, and often require careful working through. I’m alive to the complex ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with other aspects of our identities, such as race and class, and I offer a non-pathologising space to explore what it means to take up a particular place in the world. Societal norms that define how we should live our gender and sexuality can prove difficult to navigate for all of us. Some contemporary phenomena which are intimately bound up with this territory include eating disorders, porn addiction, performance anxieties, body image issues, and post-natal depression.