Transgender Counselling in Manchester

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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Have you ever been judged by just being who and what you are? Have you been disapproved of your sexuality, identity, gender identity, your life choices, and what and who you want to be? It is difficult to live our lives every day being questioned by our families, friends, or others. Maybe at times, even we started to ask ourselves, Am I “normal”? Am I doing the wrong thing? Should I just try to do what they want me to do, but can I? Am I passable enough or will I ever be? It feels natural to me, but why are they judging me for it? Most important of all, do I deserve to be happy by being myself and how could I ever achieve that?
 
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Manchester M4
Offers online therapy
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Debbie Clements Gender, Sexuality & Relationships.
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Hi there :) Are you looking for support around coming out? Transitioning? Questioning your gender, sexuality or another aspect of your identity? Recovering from experiences of harm? Or perhaps need a safe space where you can feel understood and respected so you can get on with talking about what's going on for you? When we are unable to (safely) be our authentic selves we can experience great stress, anxiety, low mood as well as other challenges. Counselling and an exploratory listening approach such as the one I practice can really help to improve self relationship, reduce distress and isolation & increase well being.
0113 519 4193 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Rae Yates
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I'm Rae, an LGBTQ+ Person Centred counsellor, experienced in working with people with all kinds of issues and concerns and in differing levels of distress. I work with individual adults (18+) who are gay, straight, bi, queer, trans, cis, agender, intersex and sexuality/gender questioning. I also work with people who may find it more difficult to access counselling and therapy due to Neurodiversity, people who hear voices, have unusual beliefs /experiences, people in emotional or psychological crisis, people in non-monogamous or poly relationships, activists, people labelled with PTSD, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
020 3879 4147 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Adam Rothwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As a person-centred counsellor, I will be led by your needs and we will work to create an understanding of what you are feeling and thinking. Concerns and issues often occur because we lose touch with the person we truly are due to circumstances or the expectations of others. Our needs, hopes and dreams can fall by the wayside for reasons individual to the person. Our sessions will allow you time to discover or rediscover who you truly are as a person and what you want or need to feel whole. There are times I may suggest we look at something specifically or try an exercise, drawing on my experience in coaching.
07380 329334 
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Manchester M16
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Alex Sanderson-Shortt
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
I am a highly experienced relationship counsellor who works with couples, individuals and polyamorous/open relationships across a range of issues. I work effectively and non-judgementally with affairs and betrayal, communication issues, family and work pressures, anxiety and depression etc. I work in a positive way with sexual issues as part of relationship therapy but also more serious issues in psychosexual therapy. In addition to my general counselling I work extensively with clients with diverse sexualities, genders and relationship styles.
01606 532680 
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Manchester M21
Offers online therapy
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Emma Haslam
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taking the first step to meet a therapist may feel daunting, yet it can be so rewarding by helping you learn about yourself and what has brought you here. Therapy is a vital component in an individual’s growth and self-awareness. Many people seek therapy for several reasons, whether its anxiety, bereavement, trauma, stress and many other reasons that can be explored and worked through, with someone beside you, supporting you. It is your space and time, that can be used exploring whatever you wish to bring. My hope is to be someone you can reveal your true self to, without feeling judged, but to feel heard, understood and accepted.
01925 989951 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Keely Sadler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you having a tough time at the moment? Is life a little overwhelming or maybe you’re struggling to find clarity in your thoughts? I know how it can be scary and a little daunting reaching out but I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental, therapeutic space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I am able to offer you short and long term therapy. My approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are non-directive, being led by you at your pace. I offer a free 30 minute first session to see if I'm the right match for you.
01323 396087 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Clare Morgan Psychotherapy
Starting therapy can be daunting. As a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent therapist, it is my aim to hold a space for affirming therapy for all. I have supported people with relationship challenges, people wanting to build and explore relationships with themselves and those looking back at their past and how it could be affecting them today (sometimes presenting as anxiety or depression). I am open to a fun and creative approach to talking therapy built on the relationship between myself and my client. I use relational TA and also have experience of 12step fellowships particularly looking at family dysfunction. I work term time only
0161 524 6790 
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Manchester M16
Not accepting new clients
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May Jasmine Tomkinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hi I'm May, I offer person centred counselling sessions in the Manchester area and online. I offer a counselling service that is safe, empowering and human - connection with a real person. Over the years I've worked with people experiencing emotional distress as a counsellor, support worker and aromatherapist. I try to be aware of my privilege and how this might affect our counselling relationship.
0161 524 2189 
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Manchester M21
Offers online therapy
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Genevieve Collister Brown
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
0161 524 1594 
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Manchester M21
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Chris Grant
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I am a trans non binary integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years of experience working in an NHS Clinical Psychology Department and private practice. In private practice, I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may be of help, whether you are looking to have just a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation, or would like to consider longer-term therapy. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, illness, bereavement, self-esteem, gender and sexuality, queer identity, life-changes, are just some of the reasons why you may want to try psychotherapy.
0141 483 7522 
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Manchester M1
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Creighton Counselling NI
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I work with the person rather than with any diagnosis believing that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available and I want to help you discover what is important to you.
028 9694 3145 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Virginia Toole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
01254 781838 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Nurjis Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focussing on Children, Adolescents and Adults. My experience has allowed me to help people who have suffered from a wide range of mental health conditions including eating disorders, self harm, substance abuse, gambling, depression, phobias and trauma.
0161 524 1101 
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Manchester M30
Offers online therapy
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Katie Craven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential.
 
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Manchester M4
Offers online therapy
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Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'm not going to add to the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 10 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, personable and down to earth, approachable and friendly, I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I generally work with individuals but also offer LGBTQIA+ friendly couples/relationship counselling as this can be a difficult to access service.
0161 850 6480 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy
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Lesley Nance
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I’m Lesley, and I know from personal experience how anxiety can limit freedom. Anxiety can have a serious and debilitating impact on your daily life, and can lead to experiencing panic attacks, low self esteem and low self confidence, as well as feeling sad and depressed. Anxiety and adrenaline can be useful in the right circumstances, protecting us from real danger. However, this anxiety can go into overdrive and become severely unhelpful in our day to day lives.
0161 524 6358 
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Manchester M25
Offers online therapy
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Redwood Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you are looking for something in your life to be different. This could be the way you perceive yourself, your relationships with others, or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn in times like this and sometimes you can feel very alone with your own experiences, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted. Believing that each person can be empowered to find their own answers, we’ll work as a team to facilitate insight, as well as to discover solutions to problems.
 
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Manchester M19
Offers online therapy
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Fiona Royle Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I wonder what you’re looking for in a counsellor? I imagine it might be someone who will really listen to you, who is caring and compassionate and will help you to find the way forward that is right for you. I aim to offer this to my clients. My own experience of therapy has helped me to feel better equipped to cope with life’s challenges. I would like to share this understanding with you and am empathic and thoughtful in my approach. My own life experiences have given me a powerful insight and understanding into the need for greater self compassion and care during times of struggle.
0161 524 1776 
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Manchester M22
Offers online therapy
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Dave Chambers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Manchester and offering online counselling to the UK. My approach is warm and friendly and I work with care and compassion. I offer a safe space, free from judgement, where you can be yourself and explore any issues that may be causing you confusion, discomfort or distress. You will decide what we talk about and we will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you. It is important, to me, that you feel at ease working with me, so I offer a free first session (50 minutes), so you can see how I work and decide whether you wish to continue.
01707 244854 
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Manchester M1
Offers online therapy


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Transgender Counsellors
We should make clear that not all the counsellors listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialise in helping with aspects of being transgender in Manchester and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Manchester or for a Manchester transgender counsellor these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Manchester may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Manchester, transgender friendly counsellors in Manchester, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly therapists.

Counselling for transgender issues in Manchester can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.