Transgender Counselling in Birmingham

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Hayley Jayne Clayton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
I have personal experience with the transgender community and supported parents when their young person has come out as transgender.
Hi I’m Hayley and I’m a qualified intregative counsellor, which means I draw from different therapeutic styles to suit my clients individual needs. I was once in your position so I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support. I am passionate about guiding others to find their path to a fulfilling life
I have personal experience with the transgender community and supported parents when their young person has come out as transgender.
Hi I’m Hayley and I’m a qualified intregative counsellor, which means I draw from different therapeutic styles to suit my clients individual needs. I was once in your position so I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support. I am passionate about guiding others to find their path to a fulfilling life
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Loxley Sexology
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I am a queer nonbinary sex and relationship therapist who provides therapy for couples, multiple partnered relationships (ie non monogamy, colleagues, friends, families) and individuals online only. As a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Therapist I can help you with three sectors: Sex: desire & arousal, sexuality, sexual health, sexual function & pain, low-esteem. Relationships: intimacy, conflict management, infidelity, life changes, family issues. Gender & sexual identity: LGBTQIA+, Kink, gender dysphoria, sex work, diverse relationship styles
I am a queer nonbinary sex and relationship therapist who provides therapy for couples, multiple partnered relationships (ie non monogamy, colleagues, friends, families) and individuals online only. As a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Therapist I can help you with three sectors: Sex: desire & arousal, sexuality, sexual health, sexual function & pain, low-esteem. Relationships: intimacy, conflict management, infidelity, life changes, family issues. Gender & sexual identity: LGBTQIA+, Kink, gender dysphoria, sex work, diverse relationship styles
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Samantha Oliver
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B2
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
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Philippa Mary Weitz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, or gender dysphoria or maybe part of the LGBT community – these are some areas I specialise in.
I only work online - and work worldwide except USA and Canada. I just I love working as an online therapist and I invite you to work with me online, whatever your issues, needs or goals might be. You may live abroad or have difficulty accessing help or just prefer seeing someone online, or you may be struggling with shame and want to work with the video turned off or by live chat - text based. I am happy to work with you using the format you prefer - I am even qualified as an avatar therapist if you'd like to try this. Online work can be very rewarding and creative.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, or gender dysphoria or maybe part of the LGBT community – these are some areas I specialise in.
I only work online - and work worldwide except USA and Canada. I just I love working as an online therapist and I invite you to work with me online, whatever your issues, needs or goals might be. You may live abroad or have difficulty accessing help or just prefer seeing someone online, or you may be struggling with shame and want to work with the video turned off or by live chat - text based. I am happy to work with you using the format you prefer - I am even qualified as an avatar therapist if you'd like to try this. Online work can be very rewarding and creative.
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Rae Yates
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
I am a Queer Non-Binary / LGBTQIA+ Person-Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I work with people with all kinds of issues, concerns and distress. I work with individual adults (18+) who are gay, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, cis, agender, intersex & sexuality/gender questioning. I also work with people who are neurodivergent, hear voices or have unusual beliefs /experiences, people in non-monogamous or poly relationships, people labelled with PTSD, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
I am a Queer Non-Binary / LGBTQIA+ Person-Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I work with people with all kinds of issues, concerns and distress. I work with individual adults (18+) who are gay, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, cis, agender, intersex & sexuality/gender questioning. I also work with people who are neurodivergent, hear voices or have unusual beliefs /experiences, people in non-monogamous or poly relationships, people labelled with PTSD, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
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Debbie Clements MA Gender, LGBT +, Relational.
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Highly experienced & qualified therapist (10years+) offering low cost counselling. Are you coming out or transitioning? Navigating polyamory/non monogamy? Queer? LGBT+? Questioning? When we're unable to safely be our authentic selves we experience poor mental health and may suffer with stress, anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties. You'll find a confidential, exploratory, listening space welcoming of diversity so you can relax and get on with addressing what's going on for you. Over 10yrs in psychotherapy, 25yrs mental health support & senior accredited BACP and adv. accredited in Gender Sex Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
Highly experienced & qualified therapist (10years+) offering low cost counselling. Are you coming out or transitioning? Navigating polyamory/non monogamy? Queer? LGBT+? Questioning? When we're unable to safely be our authentic selves we experience poor mental health and may suffer with stress, anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties. You'll find a confidential, exploratory, listening space welcoming of diversity so you can relax and get on with addressing what's going on for you. Over 10yrs in psychotherapy, 25yrs mental health support & senior accredited BACP and adv. accredited in Gender Sex Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel as though you're constantly climbing a steep slope, battling simply for the right to be yourself? As a non-binary and gender transitioning specialist counsellor, I am both a member of the LGBT+ community and an ethnic minority in the UK, I have a profound and personal understanding of what it's like to face non-acceptance, exclusion, and disapproval—not just occasionally, but on a daily basis. These experiences can deeply shake one's sense of self and place in the world, often resulting in profound feelings of isolation and a pervasive sense of being misunderstood.
Do you ever feel as though you're constantly climbing a steep slope, battling simply for the right to be yourself? As a non-binary and gender transitioning specialist counsellor, I am both a member of the LGBT+ community and an ethnic minority in the UK, I have a profound and personal understanding of what it's like to face non-acceptance, exclusion, and disapproval—not just occasionally, but on a daily basis. These experiences can deeply shake one's sense of self and place in the world, often resulting in profound feelings of isolation and a pervasive sense of being misunderstood.
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Suz West
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Northfield. I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Northfield. I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
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Andrew Peter Murray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B33
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
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Sophie Winter - Online Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I believe all parts of you, including parts that might cause difficulties for yourself or for others, are worthy of compassion, understanding, safety and fulfilment. I think of therapy as a space for you to feel heard, make sense of your past experiences, and build self-compassion, self-knowledge, and the skills needed to live in greater alignment with your needs and desires. Together we can work to connect with different parts of you, listen to their stories, understand why they behave the way they do, and help you to gain clarity and make life-affirming choices in the present.
I believe all parts of you, including parts that might cause difficulties for yourself or for others, are worthy of compassion, understanding, safety and fulfilment. I think of therapy as a space for you to feel heard, make sense of your past experiences, and build self-compassion, self-knowledge, and the skills needed to live in greater alignment with your needs and desires. Together we can work to connect with different parts of you, listen to their stories, understand why they behave the way they do, and help you to gain clarity and make life-affirming choices in the present.
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Claire Rhodes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a child and adult psychotherapist. Often people don't fully understand why they feel bad and this can lead to confusion and feeling ashamed. The feelings are experienced throughout the whole body and can be so overwhelming that they can lead to panic, depression, anxiety and challenging or self-destructive behaviours. I help clients understand how things are for them right now, validate their challenges and help them see their unique strengths, all within the context of an accepting and compassionate relationship. I use neuro-scientifically informed approaches to help heal
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a child and adult psychotherapist. Often people don't fully understand why they feel bad and this can lead to confusion and feeling ashamed. The feelings are experienced throughout the whole body and can be so overwhelming that they can lead to panic, depression, anxiety and challenging or self-destructive behaviours. I help clients understand how things are for them right now, validate their challenges and help them see their unique strengths, all within the context of an accepting and compassionate relationship. I use neuro-scientifically informed approaches to help heal
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Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
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Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
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DFA Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
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Phinity Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B16
We will facilitate open and honest dialogue, so we may explore your concerns, anxieties, pain, trauma, or sadness, and uncover issues you might normally avoid because they feel threatening. This safe confrontation will allow you to learn how to process your challenges in a helpful way which is incredibly powerful, changing how you relate to yourself, others, and your world, thereby offering movement toward healing, growth, and.....joy.
We will facilitate open and honest dialogue, so we may explore your concerns, anxieties, pain, trauma, or sadness, and uncover issues you might normally avoid because they feel threatening. This safe confrontation will allow you to learn how to process your challenges in a helpful way which is incredibly powerful, changing how you relate to yourself, others, and your world, thereby offering movement toward healing, growth, and.....joy.
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The Growth & Guidance Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
0121 285 3639 View 0121 285 3639
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Louise Brookes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B9
Maybe you’re looking for support right now? Maybe you have anxiety or depression? Do you want to manage different transitions in life, or perhaps your confidence feels low? I work with a variety of topics, utilising techniques to best suit you. Talking about your difficulties may feel overwhelming. However, I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and to help you to see things differently. I believe you’re the expert in you and will support you to explore things at a pace to suit you. I’m a registered member of BACP. 50 minute sessions as standard but 30-minutes available on request.
Maybe you’re looking for support right now? Maybe you have anxiety or depression? Do you want to manage different transitions in life, or perhaps your confidence feels low? I work with a variety of topics, utilising techniques to best suit you. Talking about your difficulties may feel overwhelming. However, I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and to help you to see things differently. I believe you’re the expert in you and will support you to explore things at a pace to suit you. I’m a registered member of BACP. 50 minute sessions as standard but 30-minutes available on request.
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Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31  (Online Only)
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
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Mark Sisterson
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Birmingham B43  (Online Only)
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual (sex) and relationships therapist offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual (sex) and relationships therapist offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
0121 227 7905 View 0121 227 7905
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Mynd Care Psychotherapies Limited
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36  (Online Only)
Mynd Care Psychotherapies offers individualised, goal orientated Psychotherapy services such as counselling, couple's therapy for depression, CBT and EMDR. We work with all anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We have a diverse group of staff that can cater for people from all diverse backgrounds. We particularly encourage you to come forward if you are seeking therapy that is culturally and religiously sensitive, as this is an area of expertise and experience with the staff at our service. We offer therapy un numerous languages!
Mynd Care Psychotherapies offers individualised, goal orientated Psychotherapy services such as counselling, couple's therapy for depression, CBT and EMDR. We work with all anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We have a diverse group of staff that can cater for people from all diverse backgrounds. We particularly encourage you to come forward if you are seeking therapy that is culturally and religiously sensitive, as this is an area of expertise and experience with the staff at our service. We offer therapy un numerous languages!
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Transgender Counsellors

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognise a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognise a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.