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Support for Young People

Sometimes the biggest hurdle is finding someone who will listen without any judgement. Our gender specialist counsellors have a great deal of experience in working with young people and can provide that listening ear to help you understand your own feelings in relation to your gender.



Diana Hattersley

Diana Hattersley

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Gender Specialist Counsellor
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Diana joined the GenderGP team in 2018, with a view to putting her skills as a counsellor to good use helping members of the trans community. She spent many years as a Medical Secretary to a Consultant Child Psychiatrist, during which time she saw first hand the positive impact which an affirmative approach can have on an individual’s mental health.

She enjoys working with people of all ages and looks to create a non-judgemental space where people can talk openly about their issues in relation to their transition. She understands that the overall aim of counselling is to provide the opportunity for individuals to improve the quality of their lives, even though there may be situations beyond their control.

She believes that an empathic, non-judgemental approach enables clients to move forward to a happier place in their lives. She loves the variety that comes with counselling and has helped people of all ages ranging from neuro diverse individuals to teens and senior adults, with whom she has a particular affinity.

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
  • Person-Centred Therapy qualified to Diploma Level 5
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
Accreditation & Memberships:
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
Types of Sessions:

Areas of counselling: Gender
Online - Video: Yes
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Treatment Approach:

Types of clients: 16+, Adults
Therapies offered: GenderGP Appraisal Pathway Sessions

Languages:

Language: English
Other languages:
Sign Language: No

Di offers sessions that are a part of our Appraisal Pathway and are therefore not available in these listings.

Marianne Oakes

Marianne Oakes

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Registered Counselling Psychotherapist
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As a fully qualified counsellor, with a post grad diploma in Gender Sexuality and Diverse Relationships, Marianne is our most experienced counsellor in the field of transgender care. She heads up our team of specialist gender counsellors at GenderGP. Marianne combines her own experiences as a trans woman with her affinity for others going through their own gender journey.

She came into this particular branch of therapy after struggling to find someone who could support her with her own transition. Marianne brings a unique insight to her practice, both from her own first hand experiences and her understanding of the impact which transition can have on families and loved ones.

She enjoys working with people of all ages, including children and their families, creating a non-judgmental space in which parents can talk openly about their own issues in relation to their child’s transition.

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
  • Person-Centred Therapy qualified to Diploma Level 5
  • GSRD (Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity) qualification 2yr Post grad diploma with Pink Therapy.
  • Hypnotherapy qualification Diploma Level 4
Accreditation & Memberships:
  • BACP
Types of Sessions:

Areas of counselling: Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Neuro Diverse
Online - Video: Yes
In Person: Yes
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Treatment Approach:

Types of clients: All ages, Families, Parents, Partners
Therapies offered: Long Term Counselling, Single Session Counselling, Person Centric Counselling, GenderGP Appraisal Pathway Sessions

Languages:

Language: English
Other languages:
Sign Language: No

Tilly Storr

Tilly Storr

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Registered Counselling Psychotherapist
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Tilly has been a qualified counsellor since 1986 so her involvement with sexual and gender diversity started well before words like ‘gay’ or ‘trans’ were used or widely understood. She has a wealth of experience as a GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities) Therapist which she brings to the GenderGP family. She initially worked with survivors of child sexual abuse but her energy and commitment to therapy-for-all took her on a path of continuous professional development.

She has had a diverse career. This has included supporting offenders and addicts in prison and working as a Needs Assessor for the Open University.

Trained as a person-centred counsellor, Tilly has, over the years, combined this work with research into autism, dyslexia, speech and language, and mental health. She believes that understanding these conditions and the associated difficulties has complemented her holistic approach as a counsellor and therapist.

Tilly continues in private practice but the primary focus of her work now is in relationships, gender and sexual diversity.

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
  • Counselling Supervision (Cambridge 2008)
  • Psychologist and Psychometrist (Cambridge Dept. of Psychiatry 1996)
  • Diploma (Dist.) Erickssonian Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (BHR) 1995
  • Diploma (Dist.) NLP and Cognitive Therapy (BHR) 1995
  • Diploma, Counselling Skills & Theory (CST; 1993/94)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology 1986
Accreditation & Memberships:
  • BACP
  • GSRDT
  • MAiiP Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling Therapist
Types of Sessions:

Areas of counselling:
Online - Video: Yes
In Person: Yes
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Treatment Approach:

Types of clients: All ages
Therapies offered: Long Term Counselling, Single Session Counselling, Person Centric Counselling, GenderGP Appraisal Pathway Sessions

Types of Sessions:

Language: English
Other languages:
Sign Language: No