In therapy I guide you and teach you strategies to make this huge change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Talk to the rainbow is a team of LGBTQ+ and allied counsellors and therapists in Bristol.
Claire Nunan is a Pink Therapy trained counsellor. She works in Clifton.
Gender GP also has a massive group of counsellors for adults and younger people. `Go to their “Talk to Someone” page.
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.
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.
The lovely Karen Lowe is an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist in Bristol. Have a look at her website here:
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?
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.
They have an active, and very friendly Facebook Group:
Transcaf is an active local group on FB and holds regular in person meetups.
Freedom Youth is the Trans Group from OTR in Bristol. They meet regularly.
Gendered Intelligence run the newest Trans Youth Group in the city