Events for Clients

Watch this space for new upcoming workshops and groups in Exeter and the Southwest or contact us to express an interest and find out more.

Legal webinars on Zoom

Guest speaker is Bridget Garrood


with Max Cohen

and students from University of Exeter LGBTQ+ and Law society


“What trans+ people need to know about the law”

- For trans+ and non-binary people (18 years old and over)

- Free

- Thursday 15th April 2021 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

IAAYW invites you to a free legal webinars with guest speaker Bridget Garrood, a Consultant Solicitor with Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.

Bridget was nominated by Exeter University students of  LGBTQ+ and Law and awarded The Exeter University Debbie Hill Alumni Volunteer Award 2020. She leads a project team for Trans and Non Binary Inclusion as part of the Law Society LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee which aims  to improve, for trans and non-binary people (whether or not they openly identify as trans and/or non-binary) and for the legal profession as a whole. 

She is an engaging speaker and will outline points of law and legal processes including

  • Name and document changes

  • Gender Recognition Certificate and Gender Recognition Act 2004

  • Equality Act 2010

  • Family law, for example, civil partnership, marriage, divorce, domestic abuse and spousal veto


Max Cohen is a counsellor and trainer and is the Founder and Director of It’s All About You Wellbeing - LGBTQ+ counselling and wellbeing in South West England.


He will talk about best practice in supporting trans+ employees at work and what trans+ people can do to look after their wellbeing during their transitioning process.

Booking form

If you need help to fill in the booking form please either email Max with your details or call him on 07500015574 and leave a message.

It's All About You workshops for trans+ people  (18 yrs +)
FREE 6 week course on Zoom
The course for March 2021 is now full but we're hoping to get funding for another one later in the year. If you want to go on the waiting list please email Max  putting Wellbeing Course in the subject box, giving your name and a safe contact number and he'll get back to you when the next course is being planned.
Small group of between 6 - 8 people
Learn and discuss the following in a safe group
  • Compassionate mindfulness - learn techniques to treat yourself in a kinder way 

  • Positive body image and expression 

  • Names – what does yours mean to you? How to choose it and change it on documents 

  • Dealing with fear and anxiety - Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway TM (From the book by Susan Jeffers PhD)

  • Creative ways of coping - how do you cope when things get tough?

  • Assertiveness and decision making - learn skills to get your point across




Coming soon!

Let's talk about...

Conversations between LGBQT+ people on the topics that interest them
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway ®    

Book your individual sessions and groups here based on the best selling book by Susan Jeffers PhD.

Group dates for 2021 to be confirmed soon but please get in touch if you'd like to book in an introductory individual session or a series of 6 sessions with Max