About

Dr Penny Lenihan BSc (Hons). MSC. DPsych. Couns. CPsychol. AFBPsS. HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist. BPS Registered Gender Diversity Specialist. 

I am a Senior Gender Specialist and Senior Consultant Psychologist, a BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an HCPC Registered Doctor of Counselling Psychology, Practitioner Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist. I am also on the British Psychological Society Register of Gender Diversity Specialists. I have worked in the NHS, the third sector and in academia, including leading medical schools. I have been widely published in peer reviewed journals, books and professional conferences. I have been an author to key professional clinical guidelines in relation to gender and sexualities and continue to serve on working parties and committees for new developments in the field. I was Head of Psychology/Lead Consultant Psychologist at Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic for over 15 years, where I set up and developed the psychology service and training programme, as well providing independent clinical care and training for over 25 years. I now work full time in the independent sector, but also provide consultation, supervision and training within the NHS. I work closely still with my NHS colleagues and am committed to delivering high quality care in the private sector. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the British Association of Gender Specialists (BAGIS), the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), the European Association of Transgender Health (EPATH) and GenderCare. I also collaborate with London Transgender Clinic. I am on the HM Government Gender Recognition Panel’s list of specialists in the field of gender dysphoria.