Transgender Counselling in Bristol

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Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
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Loxley Sexology
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (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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Hannah Stewart
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
I have experience supporting people who are experiencing gender dysphoria.
Psychotherapy deals with current problems. You may come because of a particular relationship issue or you may not be sure exactly what the problem is but find yourself repeating painful or limiting patterns in life. It may only be through talking to someone that you gain an understanding of what you want to work on. Therapy can be a gradual unfolding process where you have the opportunity to understand how you have become the person you are. This may include talking about how the past has influenced you, exploring your relationships then and now and the way you respond to your life as it is.
I have experience supporting people who are experiencing gender dysphoria.
Psychotherapy deals with current problems. You may come because of a particular relationship issue or you may not be sure exactly what the problem is but find yourself repeating painful or limiting patterns in life. It may only be through talking to someone that you gain an understanding of what you want to work on. Therapy can be a gradual unfolding process where you have the opportunity to understand how you have become the person you are. This may include talking about how the past has influenced you, exploring your relationships then and now and the way you respond to your life as it is.
01275 402869 View 01275 402869
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Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
01275 402988 View 01275 402988
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Louise Pivcevic
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
01480 773558 View 01480 773558
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Iulian Chear
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Asking yourself how you can make your life more meaningful, in spite of whatever issue you may be struggling with? Counselling can help you make sense of it and move forward. I provide a safe, engaging, and supportive space for you to explore any issue that is troubling you. The ultimate goal would be to help you create a more meaningful life and new ways of approaching your relationship with yourself and others.
Asking yourself how you can make your life more meaningful, in spite of whatever issue you may be struggling with? Counselling can help you make sense of it and move forward. I provide a safe, engaging, and supportive space for you to explore any issue that is troubling you. The ultimate goal would be to help you create a more meaningful life and new ways of approaching your relationship with yourself and others.
0117 463 7137 View 0117 463 7137
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Claire Nunan
Counsellor, MSc, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I’m Claire. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor providing safe and supportive online counselling sessions. I work with a wide range of people but I specialise in working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ and GSRD community, those who are neurodivergent (or think they might be) as well as Millennials and Gen Z-ers.
I’m Claire. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor providing safe and supportive online counselling sessions. I work with a wide range of people but I specialise in working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ and GSRD community, those who are neurodivergent (or think they might be) as well as Millennials and Gen Z-ers.
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Lucy Perkins Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
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Hywel Harrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Are you a queer person that needs some support? Do you want to collaborate with a therapist, rather than feeling that they're the expert? Are you looking for someone who understands the complexity of being a queer person in today's socio-political climate?
Are you a queer person that needs some support? Do you want to collaborate with a therapist, rather than feeling that they're the expert? Are you looking for someone who understands the complexity of being a queer person in today's socio-political climate?
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
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Two Orange Dogs Therapy
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
It doesn't matter when you bloom, it matters that you do. I see psychotherapy as a kind and safe space for you to be seen and heard. We all have a core goodness and ability to flourish in our lives. Sometimes we need a little help to find our way.
It doesn't matter when you bloom, it matters that you do. I see psychotherapy as a kind and safe space for you to be seen and heard. We all have a core goodness and ability to flourish in our lives. Sometimes we need a little help to find our way.
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Armel Wraight
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
You may have been suffering for a while or perhaps something has happened recently to upset and disrupt your life. You need someone safe to turn to with your feelings, someone who is not going to judge you or feel burdened by your needs. You want to work things out and feel supported. Together we can explore, understand your situation, build on your strengths and increase your capacity and confidence.
You may have been suffering for a while or perhaps something has happened recently to upset and disrupt your life. You need someone safe to turn to with your feelings, someone who is not going to judge you or feel burdened by your needs. You want to work things out and feel supported. Together we can explore, understand your situation, build on your strengths and increase your capacity and confidence.
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El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Jimi D Katsis, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Jimi D Katsis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Have you decided to change the feelings and behaviours that stop you from living a life you want to live? Have you had enough of living with the crushing effects of anxiety and depression, dragging around the weight of your past? Do you finally feel ready to tackle the intrusive thoughts and negativity that seem to have a life of their own, impacting every decision you try to make? Are you carrying the weight of family dysfunction and trauma and are prepared to commit to a programme that will help you change how you think, feel and react?
Have you decided to change the feelings and behaviours that stop you from living a life you want to live? Have you had enough of living with the crushing effects of anxiety and depression, dragging around the weight of your past? Do you finally feel ready to tackle the intrusive thoughts and negativity that seem to have a life of their own, impacting every decision you try to make? Are you carrying the weight of family dysfunction and trauma and are prepared to commit to a programme that will help you change how you think, feel and react?
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Photo of Ceinwen Birrell, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Ceinwen Birrell
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
I facilitate space that allows co-created sessions, that suit the individual needs of those that I work with. There is no pressure to make art within the sessions but there is always a selection of art materials such as clay, painting, drawing and collage materials, alongside other creative tools to aid exploration of your inner world. Through the therapy, my clients are able to build a stronger sense of who they are and of the patterns that have formed in their lives and too consequently, begin to make the changes in their life and in their relationships that they desire.
I facilitate space that allows co-created sessions, that suit the individual needs of those that I work with. There is no pressure to make art within the sessions but there is always a selection of art materials such as clay, painting, drawing and collage materials, alongside other creative tools to aid exploration of your inner world. Through the therapy, my clients are able to build a stronger sense of who they are and of the patterns that have formed in their lives and too consequently, begin to make the changes in their life and in their relationships that they desire.
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Shaheen Walker - Counsellor - Relationship And Psychosexual Specialist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going around in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner? Is sex/intimacy or compulsive sexual behaviour an issue but you don't know what to do? Perhaps trauma, life changes, neurodiversity (adhd/asc) or difficult times have led to anxiety/depression, the trust has gone, or you're feeling sad, stressed lonely, angry, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore? I provide a safe, non-judgmental space helping individuals, couples and enm relationships to revive and enhance personal wellbeing.
Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going around in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner? Is sex/intimacy or compulsive sexual behaviour an issue but you don't know what to do? Perhaps trauma, life changes, neurodiversity (adhd/asc) or difficult times have led to anxiety/depression, the trust has gone, or you're feeling sad, stressed lonely, angry, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore? I provide a safe, non-judgmental space helping individuals, couples and enm relationships to revive and enhance personal wellbeing.
01895 545137 View 01895 545137
Photo of Inner Solis (with Sarah Boudreaux), Psychologist in Bristol, England
Inner Solis (with Sarah Boudreaux)
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
As a holistic and positive coaching psychologist I employ an integrated, mindful, heart-centred, person-centred and therapeutic approach rooted in positive psychology, cognitive behavioural coaching, somatic practice and inner child work. Leveraging knowledge in behaviour and coaching to help you understand and cultivate emotional and self-regulation, motivation, spiritual growth, self-compassion and healing. I utilising coaching frameworks and strengths to create a personal self-development plan, helping you rebuild your sense of self and find what you need within yourself to move in a direction that feels right for you.
As a holistic and positive coaching psychologist I employ an integrated, mindful, heart-centred, person-centred and therapeutic approach rooted in positive psychology, cognitive behavioural coaching, somatic practice and inner child work. Leveraging knowledge in behaviour and coaching to help you understand and cultivate emotional and self-regulation, motivation, spiritual growth, self-compassion and healing. I utilising coaching frameworks and strengths to create a personal self-development plan, helping you rebuild your sense of self and find what you need within yourself to move in a direction that feels right for you.
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Di Hall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
Waitlist for new clients
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
0117 456 2441 View 0117 456 2441
Photo of Lottie Storey, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Lottie Storey
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
People are drawn to counselling/psychotherapy for various reasons. Perhaps you are facing difficulties in your relationships or grappling with intense emotions. It could be that you're finding it hard to cope with a recent event in your life, or you're feeling distressed without a clear understanding of why. Therapy can help you to make sense of these experiences, gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and finding effective ways to tackle the challenges you encounter. Working alongside a skilled therapist can support you to find a way forward.
People are drawn to counselling/psychotherapy for various reasons. Perhaps you are facing difficulties in your relationships or grappling with intense emotions. It could be that you're finding it hard to cope with a recent event in your life, or you're feeling distressed without a clear understanding of why. Therapy can help you to make sense of these experiences, gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and finding effective ways to tackle the challenges you encounter. Working alongside a skilled therapist can support you to find a way forward.
0117 463 2638 View 0117 463 2638
Photo of Shaun Featherstone, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Shaun Featherstone
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a psychotherapist in training, I am an advanced student at the Karuna Institute. I offer Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy; this approach is holistic and embodied psycho-spiritual psychotherapy that is underpinned by Mindfulness. Together we explore the parts of your life you wish to bring in a warm, confidential, safe and supportive space. As we progress deeper, awareness and understanding of how things are for you will be revealed as we move towards building a more accepting and loving relationship with ourselves.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a psychotherapist in training, I am an advanced student at the Karuna Institute. I offer Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy; this approach is holistic and embodied psycho-spiritual psychotherapy that is underpinned by Mindfulness. Together we explore the parts of your life you wish to bring in a warm, confidential, safe and supportive space. As we progress deeper, awareness and understanding of how things are for you will be revealed as we move towards building a more accepting and loving relationship with ourselves.
0117 463 4602 View 0117 463 4602

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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.