About the authors

Christina Richards is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinics. 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. She lectures and publishes on trans, sexualities and critical mental health, both within academia and to third sector and statutory bodies. One of the founder members of BiUK, she was co-author of The Bisexuality Report and organisers of the national and international BiReCon events. Christina also co-authored the British Psychological Society Guidelines and Literature Review for Psychologists Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients. She is the co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender, which is due to be published in early 2015.
Meg Barker is a senior lecturer in psychology at The Open University and a UKCP accredited therapist. Meg’s research, writing, and therapeutic practice focus on sex and relationships, particularly the ways in which these matters are represented in popular culture, advice, and therapy, and the understandings and practices of various sexual and relationship communities (notably bisexual, kink, and non-monogamous communities). Meg is the editor of the journal Psychology & Sexuality, as well as being co-author/editor of many books and paper on these topics, such as Safe, Sane & Consensual (Palgrave, 2007), Understanding Non-Monogamies(Routledge, 2010) and The Bisexuality Report (www.biuk.org). They have also published extensively on counselling and psychotherapy including the books Understanding Counselling & Psychotherapy (Sage, 2010), and Mindful Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2013). Meg’s self-help style book Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Sex, Love and Relationships was published by Routledge in 2013. They are also a regular blogger on www.rewriting-the-rules.com (megbarkerpsych on twitter).

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