Useful Links and Information

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

Just call me Little Miss Network!

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

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.

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.

Gender GP also has a large team of gender trained Counsellors.

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

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:

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?

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:

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

Children’s Audiologist

Shelley Morris runs a private paediatric hearing service Children’s Hearing Services based in Newport, South Wales.

She is the Chief Paediatric Audiologist for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.  She has specialised in children’s audiology from 2004 with the introduction of New Born Hearing Screening.  She is fully registered with my professional body, the RCCP.

In 2017 she was delighted to receive a 5 Star Award from the Wales Council for Deaf People for her services to children’s hearing, which was presented to her by the Shadow Welsh Minister for Health, Rhun ap Iorwerth, at the National Assembly for Wales.

Shelley’s expertise lies in the comprehensive assessment of children’s hearing from the age of 10 months through to age 16.  She has a wide range of test methods to suit all ages and can help to distinguish between a hearing difficulty or a listening difficulty, and whether a speech delay can be attributed to hearing loss or other general development delays.

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:

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

There are many more for parents, children and professionals.

Mental Health

Claire Nunan is a counsellor specialising in gender therapy. Please see her website for more information

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