What is counselling?
Counselling is a proven treatment for many issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma and life events which may negatively impact our lives. A counsellor will not advise or tell you what do, instead they will create a space where you can more fully explore which options will work for you.
A counsellor will work with you to explore the areas of your life which are causing you distress, whether or not this is related to you being Trans. They can also explore your feelings about issues such as transition, gender, sexuality, disclosure of Trans identity, and family estrangement.
Our counselling services are provided by experienced professionals with specific training in gender and sexual diversity. This is not intended to replace any psychological support being provided by the GIC. You can find out more here about our therapists Karen Pollock and Debbie Wood.
We have a number of different options if you would like to access counselling
Free Counselling for Victims of Hate Crimes
We are able to offer free counselling sessions for trans victims of hate crimes who are based in the North East of England. Over the course of 5 sessions you will be able to explore how being a survivor of a hate crime has impacted on you, and work on strategies to move forward. The sessions can take place online, using a secure video app, or face to face in central Newcastle. If you have been a victim of a hate crime, and live in the North East, you may be eligible for this help and support.
If you would like to learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee based counselling
If you have the ability to pay for sessions yourself we also offer counselling on a private basis (we are currently looking into funding options to facilitate free counselling). Sessions take place either online or from our central Newcastle offices.
If you would like to learn more, or make an initial appointment, contact email@example.com
Monogamous and polyamorous relationships may encounter a range of issues when one or more partners disclose their trans identity, or begin to socially and/or medically transition. Our relationship counselling service is aimed at helping those in the relationship work towards the best outcome for everyone, with an understanding of the unique problems faced when one partner transitions.
This is not marriage counselling, we do not believe in saving the relationship at all costs. Instead, our counsellor Karen Pollock, who has received specialist training in working with gender and relationship diverse communities, will work with you to facilitate communication and understanding and explore practical next steps.
To find out more about our relationship counselling contact:firstname.lastname@example.org