Transgender Counselling in London

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Photo of Aris Papaefstathiou, Counsellor in London, England
Aris Papaefstathiou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London E4  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ therapist supporting people to explore issues and concerns around sexuality and gender. I work with individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, gender-questioning. I offer therapy for anyone who wants to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition. I also offer therapy to people who want support for other challenges in life and would like to work these through with a trans therapist. I also work with couples, partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.
I am an LGBTQ+ therapist supporting people to explore issues and concerns around sexuality and gender. I work with individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, gender-questioning. I offer therapy for anyone who wants to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition. I also offer therapy to people who want support for other challenges in life and would like to work these through with a trans therapist. I also work with couples, partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.
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Nikki Howes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE1  (Online Only)
Extensive work with Transgender, Non-Binary, Gay, and Heterosexual Cisgendered individuals.
Welcome to a supportive space where counseling transforms challenges into opportunities for growth. I specialize in helping individuals navigate a variety of issues, offering a unique and inclusive approach tailored to each client.
Extensive work with Transgender, Non-Binary, Gay, and Heterosexual Cisgendered individuals.
Welcome to a supportive space where counseling transforms challenges into opportunities for growth. I specialize in helping individuals navigate a variety of issues, offering a unique and inclusive approach tailored to each client.
020 3824 1934 View 020 3824 1934
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Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London E1  (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.
01275 409794 View 01275 409794
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Sally Coombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
London SW15
I've supported people with many issues; anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, sexuality, identity, gender dysphoria, self esteem, self harm, abuse, adoption, trauma, bereavement/loss.
You may be reading this as you’re finding things in life difficult at the moment. You may be struggling with thoughts or certain circumstances, maybe you can’t pin point what you’re going through; you just know you need some support. I offer you a safe and non judgmental space to explore what is happening, and help you to understand why you’re feeling the way you are. I personalise my work with you and provide tools to support you to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. You may be searching for the right counsellor, or you may be the parent/carer of a young person who needs support.
I've supported people with many issues; anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, sexuality, identity, gender dysphoria, self esteem, self harm, abuse, adoption, trauma, bereavement/loss.
You may be reading this as you’re finding things in life difficult at the moment. You may be struggling with thoughts or certain circumstances, maybe you can’t pin point what you’re going through; you just know you need some support. I offer you a safe and non judgmental space to explore what is happening, and help you to understand why you’re feeling the way you are. I personalise my work with you and provide tools to support you to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. You may be searching for the right counsellor, or you may be the parent/carer of a young person who needs support.
01737 949810 View 01737 949810
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Alex Rowan Mckevitt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London E8
I am a queer, non binary therapist. My approach is Humanistic in nature, meaning I am guided by the clients I work with and focus on the here-and-now to explore patterns of thought and behaviour. I create an empathetic and non-judgmental space for us to work together, in a collaborative way, to explore your feelings, behaviours and experiences. My practice is informed by intersectional and inclusive feminism and anti-oppressive practices. I encourage enquiries from all LGBTQ+ folks, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people in non-monogamous or unconventional relationships, sex workers, and other marginalised groups.
I am a queer, non binary therapist. My approach is Humanistic in nature, meaning I am guided by the clients I work with and focus on the here-and-now to explore patterns of thought and behaviour. I create an empathetic and non-judgmental space for us to work together, in a collaborative way, to explore your feelings, behaviours and experiences. My practice is informed by intersectional and inclusive feminism and anti-oppressive practices. I encourage enquiries from all LGBTQ+ folks, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people in non-monogamous or unconventional relationships, sex workers, and other marginalised groups.
020 8154 5617 View 020 8154 5617
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Loxley Sexology
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE7  (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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Joanna Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC2M
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. My approach helps clients gain insight, facilitating change where necessary. Existential therapy offers clients a chance to engage with their emotions, reflect on their relationships and look at how they are living their lives. I have worked with anxiety, bereavement, identity crisis, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues amongst many other existential crises that most of us experience throughout our life span.
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. My approach helps clients gain insight, facilitating change where necessary. Existential therapy offers clients a chance to engage with their emotions, reflect on their relationships and look at how they are living their lives. I have worked with anxiety, bereavement, identity crisis, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues amongst many other existential crises that most of us experience throughout our life span.
01992 929840 View 01992 929840
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Analy Reed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N10
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Beginning with a FREE ‘get to know you’ session I offer a warm and pragmatic approach to individuals and have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues. I am particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety disorders, body and/or gender dysphoria, addiction, perfectionism and procrastination, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Beginning with a FREE ‘get to know you’ session I offer a warm and pragmatic approach to individuals and have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues. I am particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety disorders, body and/or gender dysphoria, addiction, perfectionism and procrastination, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety
020 3984 9132 View 020 3984 9132
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Dr Benedict Hoff
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
London W1G
I work with a range of issues including: anxiety, addiction, depression, chemsex, gender identity, gender dysphoria and transitioning, pain and chronic illness, psychosexual issues, forensics/sexual offending, sexuality and sexual identity, suicidality and self-harm.
I’m interested in what works. For you. So I take a pluralistic, integrative approach and don’t limit myself to one particular way of working. Whether you’re seeing me for counselling, schema-based therapy or psychosexual therapy, I'll tailor my approach to suit your needs. And it’s the relationship between you and I which will be central to the work. Because I’m not a friend, colleague or family member, you can think the unthinkable and speak the unspeakable in a judgement-free space. You can rely on me to be honest with you, and bring into your awareness your blind spots, and things on the edge of your awareness you might missing.
I work with a range of issues including: anxiety, addiction, depression, chemsex, gender identity, gender dysphoria and transitioning, pain and chronic illness, psychosexual issues, forensics/sexual offending, sexuality and sexual identity, suicidality and self-harm.
I’m interested in what works. For you. So I take a pluralistic, integrative approach and don’t limit myself to one particular way of working. Whether you’re seeing me for counselling, schema-based therapy or psychosexual therapy, I'll tailor my approach to suit your needs. And it’s the relationship between you and I which will be central to the work. Because I’m not a friend, colleague or family member, you can think the unthinkable and speak the unspeakable in a judgement-free space. You can rely on me to be honest with you, and bring into your awareness your blind spots, and things on the edge of your awareness you might missing.
01748 902515 View 01748 902515
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Will Hardy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE15
Hello! I am based online and in South and East London - I provide LGBTQ+ therapy and counselling for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, polyamorous, kink, ace etc. I offer short or long term individual therapy for adults and my work is queer positive, sex affirming, collaborative and fluid. I work primarily with individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, however, this is not exclusively. My approach to therapeutic work is within an open and non judgemental mindset.
Hello! I am based online and in South and East London - I provide LGBTQ+ therapy and counselling for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, polyamorous, kink, ace etc. I offer short or long term individual therapy for adults and my work is queer positive, sex affirming, collaborative and fluid. I work primarily with individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, however, this is not exclusively. My approach to therapeutic work is within an open and non judgemental mindset.
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Photo of Philippa Mary Weitz, Psychotherapist in London, England
Philippa Mary Weitz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London W2  (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.
01273 036197 View 01273 036197
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Shae Harmon
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
London N22  (Online Only)
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London W1T  (Online Only)
Have you faced judgement for simply being yourself? Has your sexuality, identity, gender, and life choices been disapproved of? It's challenging to live with constant questioning from family, friends, or others. We may even begin to question ourselves, wondering if we're "normal," if we're making the right choices, or if we'll ever be accepted. These thoughts can make it difficult to be confident in who we are and to find happiness. My role here is not to aim to fix things or help you feel "normal". Instead, I strive to work alongside you to discover a path that is uniquely yours, empowering you to be yourself and find happiness.
Have you faced judgement for simply being yourself? Has your sexuality, identity, gender, and life choices been disapproved of? It's challenging to live with constant questioning from family, friends, or others. We may even begin to question ourselves, wondering if we're "normal," if we're making the right choices, or if we'll ever be accepted. These thoughts can make it difficult to be confident in who we are and to find happiness. My role here is not to aim to fix things or help you feel "normal". Instead, I strive to work alongside you to discover a path that is uniquely yours, empowering you to be yourself and find happiness.
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Fergus Evans
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC1R  (Online Only)
Queer-, trans- and polyamory-affirming. At different points in our lives, we struggle with the feeling that our life has lost its sense of purpose or direction. This experience of aimlessness may lead to feelings of depression, anxiety or confusion. Sometimes this lack of meaning arises after a sudden change in our circumstances such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or a bereavement. At other times, we may feel that over time our lives have drifted further and further away from what we’d hoped for ourselves. At times like these, speaking with a psychotherapist can help.
Queer-, trans- and polyamory-affirming. At different points in our lives, we struggle with the feeling that our life has lost its sense of purpose or direction. This experience of aimlessness may lead to feelings of depression, anxiety or confusion. Sometimes this lack of meaning arises after a sudden change in our circumstances such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or a bereavement. At other times, we may feel that over time our lives have drifted further and further away from what we’d hoped for ourselves. At times like these, speaking with a psychotherapist can help.
020 4538 7127 View 020 4538 7127
Photo of Chai-Yoel Korn, Psychotherapist in London, England
Chai-Yoel Korn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N2
How I can help? I work with a wide range of presenting needs, and can help if you are dealing with: Anxiety, low confidence, depression, disability, intersectionality, grief, isolation, long-term chronic health conditions, loss, neurodiversity. My name is Chai-Yoel Korn (gender pronouns they/them). I am a Relational Body and Trauma Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor offering Psychotherapeutic Services to individuals, couples and groups in north and central London, and online via Zoom. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
How I can help? I work with a wide range of presenting needs, and can help if you are dealing with: Anxiety, low confidence, depression, disability, intersectionality, grief, isolation, long-term chronic health conditions, loss, neurodiversity. My name is Chai-Yoel Korn (gender pronouns they/them). I am a Relational Body and Trauma Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor offering Psychotherapeutic Services to individuals, couples and groups in north and central London, and online via Zoom. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
020 3879 4580 View 020 3879 4580
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Joel Robinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N10
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
020 4538 1685 View 020 4538 1685
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Dan Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London W1W
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre in London. Being integrative means that I draw on several different therapeutic approaches. These may include ways to help us to make sense of your current patterns of relating to others and yourself in terms of past experiences; It may involve ways to understand how painful memories can be locked away in your body. I also bring an appreciation of the socio-political context in which we live, and the impact of structural oppression, particularly on people with minoritised experience.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre in London. Being integrative means that I draw on several different therapeutic approaches. These may include ways to help us to make sense of your current patterns of relating to others and yourself in terms of past experiences; It may involve ways to understand how painful memories can be locked away in your body. I also bring an appreciation of the socio-political context in which we live, and the impact of structural oppression, particularly on people with minoritised experience.
020 3828 7672 View 020 3828 7672
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Debbie Clements MA Gender, LGBT +, Relationships
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
London EC2A  (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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Marley Raven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SW10  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
01392 531594 View 01392 531594
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Rae Yates
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
London E1
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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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.