PeopleSmart Consulting

ABN 34 543 676 988

www.peoplesmart.net.au

PeopleSmart Consulting

PeopleSmart Consulting presents Dr Elizabeth Anne Riley.

Counselling

Dr Elizabeth Riley is an accomplished professional providing Counselling, Clinical Supervision, Training and Professional Development and specialises in gender identity and clinical supervision.

Dr Riley works in private practice as a counsellor at West Ryde in Sydney's west.

Gender Counselling

Dr Riley gained extensive experience working with gender diverse clients at The Gender Centre for 7 years as the centre’s first professional counsellor and has been working with transgender clients and members of the LGBTIQ community since 1997. Elizabeth has a Masters in Counselling, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a PhD titled ‘The needs of gender variant children and their parents’. For the last 10 years Dr Riley has also been supporting trans teens, parents & families raising gender variant children through counselling, resources and referrals. Dr Riley also provides clinical supervision to clinicians working with the transgender community.

Find out more about the counselling service. 

Specialist Gender Support & Resources for Parents

Through her research on the needs of gender variant children and their parents, Dr Riley has gained valuable insight and in conjunction with her experience in counselling transgender and transsexual individuals has developed a practical co-operative approach for working with parents raising gender variant children.

Find out more about the gender support & resources for parents.

Clinical Supervision

Dr Riley is also a recognised skilled clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy practitioners. Elizabeth provides clinical supervision for counselling practitioners and supervision of supervision for supervisors.

Training

Dr Riley provides professional development & training:

  • for schools where children are undertaking a social and gender transition
  • to organisations where staff require awareness regarding the needs of people and or children with gender differences
  • to health professionals who work with transgender adolescents and youth
  • for counselling practitioners in supervision

Publications, Research, Presentations & Media links

Dr Riley has published and presented papers and workshops, both locally and internationally, in the areas of Gender Identity, Supervision, Ethics and Sexuality. Dr Riley is also a sought after presenter and speaker on Gender Identity, Supervision & Ethics.

Find out more about Dr Riley's speaking engagements & professional development, publications and research and media links.

Ethics

Dr Riley has written curriculum in Ethics at both Undergraduate and Masters level and provides professional development in ethics to counselling and psychotherapy practitioners. Dr Riley has been the Ethics Chair for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Association of NSW, the Ethics Chair for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and was a counsellor, consultant and trainer for the Sydney Ethics Centre for over 10 years.

Memberships & Appointments

Dr Riley was a founding member of the executive committee of the Australian & New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) and is:

  • A Clinical Registrant (020111) of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
  •  A  Professional member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  •  A Professional member of the Australian & New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH)
  •  Registered on the Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (ARCAP)
  • [was] The Ethics Chair for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) (2013-2016).