Useful Links and Information

On this page you’ll find links and information to organisations, documents, products and other local therapists.

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Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

Julia Robinson works in private practice in Bristol BS3

She is a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UKCP Registered) with 15+ years experience

She works with people on the transgender spectrum and can include partners and family members of people in transition either together and/or separately.

To see her profile please go to www.pinktherapy.com and put her details in under “Find a therapist”

Contact:   juliarobinson65@gmail.com     0117 9639092 or 07906316401

Dawn McHale is a Counsellor and Therapist working in Bristol.

Have a look at her website and give her a call if you would like to see her:

bristolcreativecounsellingandsupervision.co.uk

Danielle Collins is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and runs a busy practice on the harbourside of Bristol.

She uses a powerful combination of solution focused psychotherapy and hypnosis to help people make significant, positive and permanent changes in their lives. The emphasis is always on what we can change, which is the future, not the past.

It is a quick and highly effective therapy in treating a wide range of issues including; stress, anxiety, anger, sleep, depression, confidence, headaches, IBS, panic attacks, nerves, OCD, procrastination, fears, phobias, addictions…and many more, please ask her!

If you need help to change why not get in touch today? halycon-hypnotherapy.co.uk

Steam Inhaler to Soothe a Sore Throat

The Visiq Facial Steamer has a steam inhaler attachment. It is a great way to soothe a sore, tired throat.

You can get it here from Argos.

Local Transgender Links and Info

Pinterest Board

I’m really proud of my Transgender Pinterest Board.

It’s got all of the recent documents from the NHS and Royal College of Psychiatry on it, as well as lots of other information from places like Gires.

pinterest.com/sbvoicetherapy/transgender

Following comments from clients I’ve started a second board. This one has videos of women whose voices my transgender clients like. Have a look and see what you think.

pinterest.com/sbvoicetherapy/transgender-voice-role-models/

Gender Identity Clinic

The Laurels is our local GIC. It is in Exeter in a lovely building in the centre of town. The team there are very supportive and there are a few groups run by their users.

GPs can refer directly to them.

devonpartnership.nhs.uk/The-Laurels

Mindline’s New Trans+ Helpline

  • Mindline Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary, their families and their friends.
  • The Mindline Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. They don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details.
  • Their specially trained volunteers are here to listen and offer our support.
  • They are based in the South West of England.

Hair removal

Karyn and Rosie run Somerset Electrolysis in Shepton Mallet. They are very experienced working with Transgender women.

somerset-electrolysis.co.uk

A bit closer to home in north Bristol Helen Percicoe runs the Sprindell Clinic and has experience working with Transgender women.

springdellclinic.co.uk

Lucie Rice runs Bristol Electrolysis and has training from Sterex International for hair removal for transgender people. She works in Sea Mills from the Collistear Beauty salon.

http://www.bristolelectrolysis.co.uk

Private Online GP

Dr Webberley is a GP with an NHS practice in South Wales. She has specialist qualifications in Sexual Health and has developed a keen interest in helping people with gender issues. She recognises that the NHS doesn’t always deliver the advice, care and treatment that people need and has set up a very low cost private option to help with medical issues. She can prescribe hormone treatment where appropriate and is able to advise on and organise monitoring as required. Her advice is always fee, the only costs incurred are if medical hormone treatment is required.

gendergp.co.uk

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Julia Robinson works in private practice in Bristol BS3

She is a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UKCP Registered) with 15+ years experience

She works with people on the transgender spectrum and can include partners and family members of people in transition either together and/or separately.

To see her profile please go to www.pinktherapy.com and put her details in under “Find a therapist”

Contact:   juliarobinson65@gmail.com  0117 963 9092 or 07906 316 401

Claire Nunan is also a Pink Therapy trained counsellor. She works in Clifton.

clairenunan.co.uk

Dawn McHale is a Counsellor and Therapist working in Bristol.

Have a look at her website and give her a call if you would like to see her:

bristolcreativecounsellingandsupervision.co.uk

Make-up

Caroline Collis owns and runs Collistear Beauty in Sea Mills. Lucie Rice, the electrologist, works from her salon. Caroline can provide make-up lessons for transgender women; both for cover up and general make-up.

http://www.collistearbeauty.co.uk

Styling

I’d like to introduce you to Gilly Montgomery.

She is a Colour and Image Consultant for House of Colour.

Gilly has a background in psychotherapy and is an expert in helping people discover their style.

She is happy to see people individually or in a small group of 3-4.

houseofcolour.co.uk/gillymontgomery

The lovely Karen Lowe is an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist in Bristol. Have a look at her website here:

karenl.co.uk

Local Groups

The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol, under various names, for over 25 years. They hold regular monthly meetings (on the 4th Saturday of the month), why not pop along?

bristol-crossroads.org.uk

Avon Trans People would love to hear from you. They are a support group for Male-to-Female gender reassignment, pre & post operative transsexuals, and also for those who have yet to decide and need someone to talk to.

http://www.avontranspeople.org.uk

The intention behind TransBristol is to create a safe space where trans identified people in the Bristol area can share ideas, provide support and plan things.

transbristol.wordpress.com

They  have an active, and very friendly Facebook Group:

facebook.com/groups/transbristol

Another great local Facebook group is Transcaf, a small group who arrange meet ups together.

LGBTBristol is a local organisation championing LGBT in the community. They can provide some individual support

lgbtbristol.org.uk

Freedom Youth is the Trans Group from OTR in Bristol. They meet regularly.

otrbristol.org.uk/what-we-do

facebook.com/freedomyouthlgbtq

Gendered Intelligence run the newest Trans Youth Group in the city

genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/Bristol

RALLI Campaign

The RALLI Campaign is trying to raise awareness of Speech Language and Communication Needs in both adults and children. Please have a look at their videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5J2oZIiKfB4VG0Zq_xabUA

This one describes what is meant by Speech, Language and Communication:

There are many more for parents, children and professionals.

Selective Mutism Information

I am proud to be a Trustee of SMiRA, the UK Selective Mutism Charity. Their website has LOADS of information on it.

Check out their brilliant Facebook support group as well. There are over 7000 members from 260+ countries, and hundreds of documents in the files section of the group.

How to get Help for Selective Mutism

I designed this infographic with the SMIRA committee. It illustrates the main ways to get help for SM in the UK. Feel free to have a browse. You can download them in colour or black and white from the SMIRA website.

Other Facebook groups and Pages for SM are:

SM Space Cafe

SMIRA Teens and Adults

Understanding Selective Mutism

I am Not Shy I have Selective Mutism

This is a great blog if you are not on Facebook:

I am not shy; I have Selective Mutism

Useful link for reflux

Dropping Acid: The Reflux Cookbook and Cure, purchase from Amazon in hardback or Kindle editions

Speech Freedom on Pinterest

I have over 40 Speech Therapy Boards on Pinterest. There are links at the bottom of each of my Services pages on the website, but you can click through to the overview here.

Speech-Freedom on Facebook

Come and join the chat on my Facebook Page