Psychotherapists, counsellors, therapists

or a shoulder to lean on

GenderGP – Founded by Dr Helen Webberley

Meet our Therapy Team

Marianne Oakes (Dip Couns)

Marianne Oakes is a person-centred counsellor working as head of the psychological support team at GenderGP, an online clinic specialising in the multidisciplinary treatment of gender questioning patients. In her role at GenderGP, Marianne works with transgender and gender-questioning clients providing both one to one therapy and couples counselling. Marianne came into this particular branch of therapy after struggling to find a counsellor with the right experience and qualifications to help her with her own journey as a transgender woman.

Over the years she has made many friends who also identify as transgender and in many cases their partners. Marianne has also witnessed her own family’s struggles coming to terms with her gender identity, an experience which has given her the unique insight she brings to her own practice.
While Marianne has a particular affinity with trans identified adults, she is also keen to work more closely with gender questioning children and their families, offering psychological support for the children themselves, and more ambitiously, setting up group therapy online for parents. Marianne aims to create a non-judgmental space in which parents can talk openly about their own issues in relation to their child’s transition.

Jackie Swarbrick

Jackie is a person-centred counsellor who specialises in working with Transgender, non-binary or gender-questioning people, and spouses, partners, parents and family members of those who have identified as having gender identity issues.
Jackie is in the somewhat unusual position of having significant personal experience of gender identity from various sources; her ex-spouse has transitioned, she has a dual gender child and her husband is bi-gender. This gives her a great deal of empathy and insight into the emotional turmoil and confusion gender variance can create for the individual and wider family from different perspectives. Jackie has a private practice in West Cornwall where she sees adults and young people one to one, and she also works via Skype thereby giving face to face access to those who cannot attend same room sessions for whatever reason.

Jayne Olden

I’m Jayne, an experienced Counsellor who has been working therapeutically with young people, families and adults since 2012 within the NHS and now with GenderGP.

My aim is to offer patients and their families a positive way forward exploring their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and confidential environment to find coping strategies to empower change, cope with life’s challenges and personal crisis.

My training background is Person Centred with qualifications, training and experience in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Couples and relationship Counselling, Loss and Grief, Gender identity and all related issues.

Clare Booth

I am an experienced person centered counsellor who has lots of experience working with our GenderGP clients. I have always held a special interest in working with gender identity issues and I have gained a unique insight into the emotional pathway faced by people who are gender questioning or experiencing gender variance.   I offer a safe space where clients can talk about any problems or obstacles they are facing, a space of acceptance and non-judgement to empower individuals to move forwards. 
I have my own private practice where I help people who are experiencing a wide range of issues, such as depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship issues or and self identity.  I have also worked in various volunteer settings, e.g. Macmillan wellbeing service and a local women’s wellbeing centre, which has given me contact with a wide range of individuals and I have been able to help them with many different issues.  

Amy Walters

Amy Walters is a counsellor based in Calne, Wiltshire. Amy is an experienced counsellor who has worked in her private practice with many transgender, gender fluid and NB clients over the recent years.

She loves doing the Information Gathering Sessions as it provides you with a chance to explore your gender story with a supportive gender affirmative counsellor. “I am here to listen to you either via video or telephone call, as you use the opportunity to tell me about your gender journey so far and explore your hopes for the future”.

Diana Hattersley

Diana is a Person Centred counsellor and believes that this emphatic, non-judgemental approach enables clients to move forward to a happier place in their lives. She has worked in a number of charitable settings and has her own private practice in Greater Manchester, where she supports individuals with many different presenting issues. Additionally she uses the telephone and Skype, in order to support clients who are unable to travel or live further afield.

Tilly Storr

Tilly is a person-centred counsellor drawing from over 30 years experience, having a special interest in transgender work. Whilst she works from her private practice in Cambridge, many of her clients use Skype or the phone, allowing her to offer help to clients nationwide or overseas.
Tilly started as a volunteer for Choices (working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse) and moved into private practice in 1986, combining counselling and supervision work with research. Her interests and energy have enabled her to develop professionally and personally as counsellor who stays abreast of current issues without losing her humanity and empathy for people, whoever they are.

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