GenderGP Counselling, Support and Therapy
At GenderGP, we don’t believe that transgender people need counselling just because of their gender identity, but we do wholeheartedly believe that everyone – trans, cis, young, old – can benefit from having a “professional friend in their back pocket”. Someone to call on, to chat to, or to help make sense of life’s ups and downs.
At GenderGP we have a talented and compassionate team of specialist, person-centred, gender counsellors who are on hand to help. All of our counsellors offer sessions via Skype or Facetime so that they can be easily accessed from the comfort and discretion of your own home.
Talking through fears, concerns, hopes and expectations can be immensely useful for you or for anyone who is part of someone’s gender journey. You may be totally sure of what lies ahead, but sometimes those close to you have things they want to work through.
Counselling with GenderGP is not mandatory, but we do recommend you give it a try if you want to talk through your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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Meet our Therapy Team
Marianne Oakes (Dip Couns)
Marianne heads up our team of specialist gender counsellors and has been working with the trans community since GenderGP began, around five years ago. As well as working with clients day-to-day, she has a particular interest in relationship counselling and family therapy.
As a trans woman herself, 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.
Marianne has 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.
Marianne enjoys working with 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.
Claire 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 any problems or obstacles they may be facing, a space of acceptance, devoid of judgement with the goal of empowering individuals to help them move forward. Claire specialises in a range of issues including: depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship issues and self identity.