What is Gender Dysphoria?
What causes someone to be trans?
Is there a way of diagnosing someone as trans?
Why don’t GPs treat trans patients?
Do I need hormones to transition?
What do I need to start hormone therapy?
Where can I get a diagnosis of gender dysphoria?
What is self-medding?
Why do people self-medicate?
I want to stop self-medicating, what should I do?
Will I be penalised if I get private care?
I have other health problems, does this mean I can’t have hormone treatment?
Do you treat children and adolescents?
At what age do you begin treatment?
What treatments do you offer to younger people?
Are puberty blockers reversible?
Are cross sex hormones reversible?
How much does the service cost?
How long does the process take?
I am having regular counselling, do I still need to pay for regular follow up sessions as well?
Does a family member have to be involved in my treatment plan?
How often do my bloods need to be tested?
What is included in the monthly subscription?
What is an IGS? Why is it necessary?
I don’t need or want counselling, is it obligatory?
Why do I need a follow up session?
Do I need a diagnosis to access hormone therapy?
Do I have to live in a particular role to get treatment through GenderGP?
Why do I need to have my bloods tested?
I am struggling to get advice, can you recommend any trans friendly organisations that might help me?
My doctor won’t help and I don’t know what to do
What is Vaniqa cream?
Are there any side effects from using Vaniqa?
What counselling services do you provide?
How did GenderGP start?
– long NHS waiting lists
– no transgender provision in Wales, therefore people had to travel to London
– rigid protocols that didn’t suit everyone
It soon became apparent that patients wanted more than information and so Dr Webberley set up GenderGP to provide access to advice to those who needed it.
Are the doctors working with GenderGP qualified to treat transgender patients?
Don't you have to be an endocrinologist to treat transgender patients?
How do I get my blood tests done?
a) via their GP
b) via home finger-prick tests using our private laboratory
c) via a venous sample by other private services.
It is important that all medical conditions are properly monitored and we are very happy to help with all aspects of monitoring. We also liaise directly with NHS GPs to support any patients having difficulty accessing the tests they need.
Does GenderGP have a multi-disciplinary team?
Is it safe to treat people over the Internet?
Why is there some controversy surrounding GenderGP?
What guidelines does GenderGP work to?
Why should I seek counselling?
What is different about GenderGP’s counselling team?
The volume of clients with whom they have interacted during this time makes them the most experienced specialist gender counselling team in the UK.
All of our counsellors are qualified and registered with the BACP or equivalent, and work to the highest standards. They have regular supervision outside of GenderGP and are bound to the counselling ethical framework.
Furthermore, the specialist gender counselling team are heavily involved in advocacy work and actively seek out the trans community, frequently attending events and support groups.
I know who I am, how can counselling benefit me?
Specialist gender counselling is the perfect place to start this exploration. Gender affirmation is a journey and having a counsellor in your back pocket to help when the ride gets a little bumpy can make all the difference. Counselling is not there to tell you who you are, it’s there to support you, whatever your gender identity, and to offer emotional support and exploration.