Transgender Counselling in Brighton

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Jemma Timberlake
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I’m Jemma (she/her). I offer warm, nurturing and inclusive Art Psychotherapy sessions to children, adolescents and adults. With a particular interest in working with relational/intergenerational trauma, neurodivergence, gender dysphoria, bereavement, suicidality, and self-harm. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic practice, focusing on how our early attachments to our caregivers have influence on the way we meet, see and function in the world around us.
I’m Jemma (she/her). I offer warm, nurturing and inclusive Art Psychotherapy sessions to children, adolescents and adults. With a particular interest in working with relational/intergenerational trauma, neurodivergence, gender dysphoria, bereavement, suicidality, and self-harm. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic practice, focusing on how our early attachments to our caregivers have influence on the way we meet, see and function in the world around us.
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Philippa Mary Weitz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN42  (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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Anne Remy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm a UK-based American therapist focused on supporting your unique needs with a unique approach. I think that you and I are both imperfect humans working together to gain understanding of your experience. I facilitate this exploration through compassionate curiosity and open exploration of emotions. I firmly believe you know yourself best; I’m just here to support. Whatever you feel like you need support with, I'm here to work alongside you with compassion and empathy (and sometimes a little silliness). I offer flexible scheduling online for people who travel regularly, or have difficult schedules.
I'm a UK-based American therapist focused on supporting your unique needs with a unique approach. I think that you and I are both imperfect humans working together to gain understanding of your experience. I facilitate this exploration through compassionate curiosity and open exploration of emotions. I firmly believe you know yourself best; I’m just here to support. Whatever you feel like you need support with, I'm here to work alongside you with compassion and empathy (and sometimes a little silliness). I offer flexible scheduling online for people who travel regularly, or have difficult schedules.
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Acorn Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Like acorns, a change in your life can start small and grow into something strong and powerful. With a focused approach on developing greater self-understanding and awareness, we would work together on the changes you want. I offer a space where people transform who they were into who they want to be.
Like acorns, a change in your life can start small and grow into something strong and powerful. With a focused approach on developing greater self-understanding and awareness, we would work together on the changes you want. I offer a space where people transform who they were into who they want to be.
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Jude Galloway
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Across 9 years of psychodynamic therapy practice, I have evolved an approach informed by my concurrent practices as artist and gardener: nurturing, growth and transformation infuse our work together, both informing and cultivating the discovery of where and how we can live in ourselves and the world. The work of therapy resides in a space that we cultivate together - a space where meaning can be made or found - it is a place in the clearing. Here, lives and held views can be encouraged to be found, to be heard, and to potentially transform.
Across 9 years of psychodynamic therapy practice, I have evolved an approach informed by my concurrent practices as artist and gardener: nurturing, growth and transformation infuse our work together, both informing and cultivating the discovery of where and how we can live in ourselves and the world. The work of therapy resides in a space that we cultivate together - a space where meaning can be made or found - it is a place in the clearing. Here, lives and held views can be encouraged to be found, to be heard, and to potentially transform.
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Lukas Dressler
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have more than 1000 hours of experience in providing short and long-term therapy for children, young people and their families (age range 6-25 years). I can provide therapeutic support for difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, OCD, Self-Harm and more. I also offer ADHD assessments for children and young people age 6-17 years old.
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have more than 1000 hours of experience in providing short and long-term therapy for children, young people and their families (age range 6-25 years). I can provide therapeutic support for difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, OCD, Self-Harm and more. I also offer ADHD assessments for children and young people age 6-17 years old.
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Rae Yates
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
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.
020 3879 4147 View 020 3879 4147
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Rosie Sharville
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, down-to-earth and compassionate style of therapy. My practice is relaxed, reflective & sensitive, but with space for connection and creativity. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing good therapy and will work with you to establish a trusting bond. I aim to help you understand your current stressors & emotional strains. We will explore your relationship to yourself, others & the world, work on difficult emotions, outline practical steps & connect with what makes you feel alive. Understanding yourself in this deeper way can allow for resilience & healing.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, down-to-earth and compassionate style of therapy. My practice is relaxed, reflective & sensitive, but with space for connection and creativity. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing good therapy and will work with you to establish a trusting bond. I aim to help you understand your current stressors & emotional strains. We will explore your relationship to yourself, others & the world, work on difficult emotions, outline practical steps & connect with what makes you feel alive. Understanding yourself in this deeper way can allow for resilience & healing.
020 3667 9631 View 020 3667 9631
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Keely Sadler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
It can be daunting reaching out to find the right therapist for you, with so many to choose from on this site. I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I work with both individuals and couples and am able to offer you short and long term therapy. I'm a GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diversity) therapist and my approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are led by you at your pace.
It can be daunting reaching out to find the right therapist for you, with so many to choose from on this site. I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I work with both individuals and couples and am able to offer you short and long term therapy. I'm a GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diversity) therapist and my approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are led by you at your pace.
01323 396087 View 01323 396087
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Charlotte Haylock
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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Carrie (Cat) Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello, my name is Cat. I offer person-centered counselling in-person at a central Peterborough location (PE1) or if preferred remotely online or via telephone. The work we do will vary according to your needs. Within my counselling practice, I offer a non-judgmental, affirming and person-centered approach that welcomes individuals of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, and backgrounds. I am committed to providing compassionate trauma-informed care.
Hello, my name is Cat. I offer person-centered counselling in-person at a central Peterborough location (PE1) or if preferred remotely online or via telephone. The work we do will vary according to your needs. Within my counselling practice, I offer a non-judgmental, affirming and person-centered approach that welcomes individuals of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, and backgrounds. I am committed to providing compassionate trauma-informed care.
01733 964065 View 01733 964065
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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
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.
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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Karolina Boguslawa Mobbs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
01403 916778 View 01403 916778
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Track Goldsmith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
01273 965299 View 01273 965299
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Jessi Frances
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello and welcome to my blurb. I know it can potentially be a daunting experience choosing a therapist so I’ll try and make it as easy as possible to see a glimpse of me, and be clear on how it all works. What is most important for me is to be authentic, open-minded and honest in everything that I do, including my practice. I will always endeavour to be myself, which I hope will give you the permission to bring your whole self. I’m a person-centred therapist, which means that I am led by you and will be with you in your therapeutic journey as long as you want me there.
Hello and welcome to my blurb. I know it can potentially be a daunting experience choosing a therapist so I’ll try and make it as easy as possible to see a glimpse of me, and be clear on how it all works. What is most important for me is to be authentic, open-minded and honest in everything that I do, including my practice. I will always endeavour to be myself, which I hope will give you the permission to bring your whole self. I’m a person-centred therapist, which means that I am led by you and will be with you in your therapeutic journey as long as you want me there.
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Jade Taaffe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
We all experience suffering, and at times we need support to get through these challenging moments. You may find yourself grappling with confusing or overwhelming emotions, navigating through past trauma, or feeling unfulfilled and trapped. Whatever you're facing, it's important to remember that you don't have face it alone. I'm here to offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space and invite you to exist as your true self, guiding you as you navigate your relationships with others, yourself, and the world around you.
We all experience suffering, and at times we need support to get through these challenging moments. You may find yourself grappling with confusing or overwhelming emotions, navigating through past trauma, or feeling unfulfilled and trapped. Whatever you're facing, it's important to remember that you don't have face it alone. I'm here to offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space and invite you to exist as your true self, guiding you as you navigate your relationships with others, yourself, and the world around you.
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Khanya Price-Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
01273 092620 View 01273 092620
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Sebastian Beaumont
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Are you dealing with a single life event or issues / trauma from earlier in your life? Are these affecting your emotional health? If so, I provide a safe, friendly space in which to explore particular problems or psychological patterns that you may have. The counselling I offer allows us to make sense of what has happened to you, thus giving rise to greater self-awareness and positive change plus the ability to resolve present or past issues. Counselling is an exciting and challenging healing journey which we can take together with sensitivity and respect. My experience is largely within, but not exclusive to, the LGBT+ community.
Are you dealing with a single life event or issues / trauma from earlier in your life? Are these affecting your emotional health? If so, I provide a safe, friendly space in which to explore particular problems or psychological patterns that you may have. The counselling I offer allows us to make sense of what has happened to you, thus giving rise to greater self-awareness and positive change plus the ability to resolve present or past issues. Counselling is an exciting and challenging healing journey which we can take together with sensitivity and respect. My experience is largely within, but not exclusive to, the LGBT+ community.
01273 092727 View 01273 092727
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Rhian Gower
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am an experienced, welcoming and open-minded counsellor. Exploring in-depth what is troubling us with someone who is really listening, not just to your words but to the person behind them, can in itself be a healing process. It may also bring to light beliefs and ways of living that are holding you back. I draw on a range of integrative talking therapies (including Internal Family Systems). When something more is needed than talking alone, Brainspotting (a somatic therapy that evolved out of EMDR) can offer a gentle but powerful way to access deeper areas of the brain where emotional difficulties arise.
I am an experienced, welcoming and open-minded counsellor. Exploring in-depth what is troubling us with someone who is really listening, not just to your words but to the person behind them, can in itself be a healing process. It may also bring to light beliefs and ways of living that are holding you back. I draw on a range of integrative talking therapies (including Internal Family Systems). When something more is needed than talking alone, Brainspotting (a somatic therapy that evolved out of EMDR) can offer a gentle but powerful way to access deeper areas of the brain where emotional difficulties arise.
01273 092838 View 01273 092838
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Andreia Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Welcome and thank you for getting in touch with me, it takes courage to get the first step. I hope by reading this page you will feel curious and wondering how I would be able to assist you and your needs. I am a Person-centred therapist and passionate about my job. I am committed to working with safety and care when dealing with your troubled experiences. I offer a confidential space for us to build a relationship of trust with mutual respect, aiming to explore and work through any difficulties you may be facing. My approach is nurturing and non-judgmental.
Welcome and thank you for getting in touch with me, it takes courage to get the first step. I hope by reading this page you will feel curious and wondering how I would be able to assist you and your needs. I am a Person-centred therapist and passionate about my job. I am committed to working with safety and care when dealing with your troubled experiences. I offer a confidential space for us to build a relationship of trust with mutual respect, aiming to explore and work through any difficulties you may be facing. My approach is nurturing and non-judgmental.
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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.