Dr Helen is the founder of GenderGP. A passionate advocate for the transgender community, she continues to campaign for real change in the way that trans people are treated in society and particularly in relation to the barriers they face when accessing healthcare. Dr Webberley believes in gender-affirmative care and that the individual is the expert in their own gender identity. Helen is a keen and passionate singer, as well as being completely tone deaf.
Nicola is our business advisor. Her role is to make sure that GenderGP is robust and sustainable for the future. Overseeing the business and operations side of the team, Nicola helps GenderGP grow and reach more of the trans community. Internally she supports our aim to improve efficiency which in turn allows the wider team to spend more time improving patient satisfaction. She is usually found squirrelled away reading the latest business book.
Katie is our Chief Operating Officer. She has been integral in developing the operations side of GenderGP since day one – she was Dr Helen’s first hire! Her day-to-day role involves working out the practicalities of how best to connect our service users with the care that they need. Alongside her work at GenderGP, Katie is a keen gardener, growing lots of organic veg to feed her family of six.
Aby guides our education and advocacy programme and ensures that excellence in healthcare is at the heart of everything we do. She has an unwavering belief in what our organisation stands for – making life easier for trans people and those who support them – and she devotes her time to ensuring that the information we put out facilitates safety and equality in healthcare. Aby once danced the salsa with football legend Eric Cantona.
Adi is our Current Affairs Lead, she is responsible for monitoring the landscape and ensuring we are connected to what’s going on in the community, as it happens. Adi’s background is in business development and customer services. She is particularly interested in finding solutions to the challenges faced by gender diverse communities when accessing timely and supportive healthcare. Adi is a trans peer mentor for a London Charity, involved in grass-roots Athletics Advocacy and has even strayed into supporting political candidates lobbying for the right to cleaner air for all. Adi has climbed the same volcano multiple times but never quite had the heart to look over into the fiery pit of lava.
Yasmeen is an Egyptian doctor who started her journey with GenderGP back when she was a final year medical student. During that time, her passion for transgender and non-binary healthcare grew to such an extent that, once she graduated, she knew this was the field in which she wanted to practice medicine. Yasmeen started helping more, and now loves having consultations with her patients and guiding them through their medical care. With an additional background in healthcare quality, she aspires to help transgender and non-binary people navigate through the patient-centered medical care they both need and deserve. When she isn’t working, Yasmeen is obsessed with books and nail polish and as a 10 year-old, she visited Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz on his birthday and gave him flowers.
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 offers remote and face to face counselling.
Roxana is a Romanian doctor who has always had a considerable degree of empathy for those who face particular challenges in life and who are often marginalised. She has always loved to be challenged and when she wanted to change the direction of her medical career, for something more interesting, she found GenderGP. During her time specialising in the field of gender care, she has learned so much from the patients themselves, about their lives, their concerns and how much they suffer for not being able to live authentically. Outside of her working life Roxana loves the arts, music, movies and pets, especially dogs.
Gary joined GenderGP in February 2018. He is a senior team lead and pharmacy officer. In his day-to-day role, Gary leads the New Patient Team, guiding patients through the Appraisal Pathway process from first contact to receiving their first prescription. He is also the key liaison with all of our partner pharmacies. Gary is an avid pool player and has a host of trophies, which he proudly displays on top of the wardrobe.
Osian is GenderGP’s Practice Manager, overseeing the day-to-day running of our largest team – Patient Services. As a trans man, Osian has first hand experience of navigating trans healthcare in the UK, insight which drives his ongoing commitment to excellence. Osian is a keen classical musician and a big fan of dogs. He is getting used to sharing his home with a pooch called Tia who came for a short visit but, thanks to lockdown, never left!
Kathryn is focused on patient contact and care. She joined GenderGP in a bid to take an active role in helping the community by giving them all the information they need to make their journey as easy as possible. Kathryn is a committed activist and member of the Green Party. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing and is an avid gamer.
Claire works as part of the patient team, processing medication reviews and prescription requests. At the same time as starting with GenderGP she, together with her family, made her dream move to live in Cornwall. Her next goal is learning how to paddle board.
Anais works as part of the support team. Her day to day role spans everything from managing correspondence from GP practices, to referring patients to the relevant Pathway team member to ensure they get what they need and helping patients to book sessions. Anais is also a Level 1 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and an advocate for a clean air charity.
Ellie is a school administrator by day and Pathway Advisor by night, processing patient information and helping to answer straightforward queries. Ellie is an identical twin with Liz – another pathway advisor!
Evie is a member of the GenderGP support staff. She primarily assists with new patient forms and helps out with existing patient queries. Evie is mamma to Moretti, a toy Jackapoo and a hamster called Horris.
Karen has been with GenderGP for two years, working with our existing service users. Her main role is in managing the processing of prescriptions. She has two gorgeous grandchildren, one of whom lives with her.
Kenya is the youngest member of GenderGP. She plays an invaluable supporting role to our Pathway team, helping to organise cases and manage some of the day to day admin. In her spare time, Kenya enjoys ballet and is currently a grade 7.
Liz joined GenderGP over two years ago. She works as part of the Pathway team. Liz specialises in patient finance and in the management of patient data. She recently finished her degree in Social Science at Cardiff University and hopes to one day become a counsellor, working with young people. She is a keen singer and her favourite place to sing is in the shower due to the ‘excellent acoustics’, she also loves to sew and get creative in her spare time.
Michael guides patients through the appraisal pathway, ensuring each case is complete and ready to be submitted to GenderGP’s multidisciplinary team for final review. He works for GenderGP part time, the rest of his time is spent studying Ethical Hacking and Cyber security.
Penny lives in Dublin and works as part of the Appraisal Pathway team, specifically helping new patients become subscribed members and answering queries relating to trans youth. Penny’s eldest daughter is trans so she has first hand experience of negotiating the associated complexities. Penny is passionate about helping trans people find their true selves. She loves dancing, climbing walls and making (and eating!) cake.
Kim provides support to the comms team keeping her ear to the ground and helping to spread positivity on social media. She spends the rest of her time studying Law at university. Kim shares her office with a veritable menagerie of animals including: four cats, a dog and a rabbit.
Social Media Manager for GenderGP, Taryn aims to deliver all things trans-related in the most colourful and joy-filled way possible! Taryn is a Bisexual mother of five children, including one young trans daughter. She is an activist and advocate for various human rights causes, particularly LGBTQIA+ issues. Taryn is also a peer-reviewed fashionista, who runs an online shop selling penis-shaped earrings – among other things – in her spare time.
Victoria is one of our most experienced Pathway Team members, she has experienced first hand the challenges of navigating the UK healthcare system and she brings this insight to her day to day role, working with our service users to resolve their queries. Victoria is also an experienced journalist and in her previous life she worked in games development. She has taken off in more planes than she has landed.
Chloë is a Research Assistant and Blog Writer for GGP. She’s a final year medical student at the University of Birmingham and has developed a keen interest in trans healthcare during her time at university. Chloë has developed an educational website (16point6.wordpress.com) aimed at healthcare students, which aims to improve their clinical communication with LGBTQ patients and promote LGBTQ-inclusive practice at the training level. She’s a big jazz fan and once tried to whittle a wind instrument out of a large carrot.
Amy is an experienced counsellor who has worked with many transgender, gender fluid and non binary clients over recent years. She particularly enjoys taking people through the GenderGP Information Gathering Sessions (IGS) and working with them to explore their gender story in full, something most people have never before had the opportunity to do with a supportive, gender affirmative counsellor.
Clare has gained a unique insight into the emotional journey faced by people who are trans or who are questioning their gender. She offers a safe space where clients can talk about the problems or obstacles they may be facing, a space of acceptance, devoid of judgement. Clare’s goal is to empower individuals to help them move forward. She specialises in a range of issues including: depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship issues and self identity.
Diana has worked in a number of charitable settings and supports individuals with many different issues. She believes that an empathic, non-judgemental approach enables clients to move forward to a happier place in their lives. Diana joined GenderGP’s therapy team in 2018. She loves the variety of counselling and has helped people of all ages ranging from teens to senior adults, with whom she has a particular affinity.
Jackie’s particular interest in specialist gender counselling comes from her own personal experience. Her first husband was trans and her second husband is bi-gender. This first-hand experience gives Jackie a considerable amount of empathy and insight into the emotional turmoil and confusion gender variance can create, making her a great option for adults, partners and older family members. Jackie offers remote and face to face counselling.
Jayne has been working therapeutically with young people, families and adults since 2012 within the NHS. She has been with GenderGP since 2016. She works with patients and their families to help them to find a positive way forward, exploring their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and confidential environment. Having spent time as a grief counsellor, working for Macmillan cancer support, Jayne has a deep understanding of the process that a lot of parents and loved ones go through on the path to acceptance. She works with clients to find coping strategies to empower change and help navigate life’s challenges.
Tilly has been a counsellor for more than 30 years. She started as a volunteer for Choices (working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse) and moved into private practice in 1986. Tilly combines her counselling and supervision work with research. Her interests and energy have enabled her to develop professionally and personally as a counsellor who stays abreast of current issues without losing her humanity and empathy for people, whoever they are. Tilly has a special interest in working with transgender patients.
Cleo is part of the communications team, where she dedicates her time to writing articles, editing podcasts, doing research, and anything else she can get her hands on. She is finishing a PhD in literature (where she also writes about gender but much less compellingly). Cleo has headed up a number of LGBTQ+ and feminist outreach projects. Her passion is linguistics, and when she’s not being passionate about linguistics you’ll find her dancing.
Clark is a Pathway Advisor as well as Quality Assurance Support staff, helping to ensure that patients receive any answers, information and assistance that they may need. He is a published fiction author, and has a background in illustration and visual arts.
Rhy is the Quality Assurance Officer at GenderGP. Their role is to ensure that service users receive an excellent level of service and care which exemplifies GenderGP’s values of expertise, honesty and compassion. Rhy conducts regular audits and monitors feedback from service users and team members alike to develop and improve our protocols and processes. Rhy is a podcaster and cat enthusiast. You can usually find them at a table-top roleplaying game or trying not to grievously injure themselves roller skating.
Katie works as part of the Pathway team, processing medication reviews and blood test results. She has recently settled in South Wales and can be found exploring the beautiful coastline and countryside whenever possible. She is happiest when gathering herbs for teas and remedies, drinking those teas with a cat on her lap, and yes, hugging trees!
Katie L is part of GenderGP’s New Patient Team. She is also fur mum to two rescue cats named Salem and Wednesday and a pup called Ziggy Stardust. She can usually found in the garden digging and pruning or in the kitchen baking treats!