Christina Richards is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic and Clinical Research Fellow at West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic. She works in this capacity as an individual and group psychotherapist and psychologist conducting psychotherapy, assessment and follow-up clinics as part of a multidisciplinary team; as well as conducting research, supervision and service improvement plans. She lectures and publishes on trans, sexualities and critical mental health, both within academia and to third sector and statutory bodies, and is a co-founder of BiUK and co-author of the Bisexuality Report.
As well as other papers reports and book chapters she is the co-author of the BPS Guidelines and Literature Review for Counselling Sexual and Gender Minority Clients; 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; and is the co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender, which is due to be published in early 2015.
Her website may be found at christinarichards.co.uk