Psychological Therapies Lead
Marianne Oakes, Dip Couns
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.
Marianne works with people of all ages as well as neuro diverse individuals. She offers support to those suffering with GSRD and generic mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. She also works with families and partners who may be struggling with accepting a loved one’s transition.
9am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm Monday to Friday.
- 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.
- Registered member of the BACP (British association of counsellors and psychotherapists).