Counselling and Therapy

How much does a counselling session cost?

The standard rate is £60 per session. If you are struggling to afford this, contact us via our Care Centre ( and we may be able to work out an individual plan which fits within your budget.

Do patients have to have counselling or therapy?

No. Counselling and psychotherapy through our team of gender specialists is available as and when required; it is not mandatory. We do not force anyone to have therapy.

What if I don’t like my counsellor?

80% of the success rate of your counselling session can be attributed to the connection you have with your therapist, so it's important to find someone you can connect well with. You can find a therapist who suits your needs in our directory (

Does online counselling work?

Emphatically yes! Online counselling does work. Counselling is a commitment made by two people to meet and talk. Travelling can make that commitment difficult for the client and they can falter if logistics prove too challenging. Video calling means all they need to do is log on. The fact that they are also surrounded by their own things, in the comfort of their own home, can make them feel at ease, adding to the therapy experience. You can book online counselling (

Can you talk me - or my child - out of being trans?

No, we can’t and we would never try to talk you out of accepting your gender identity, but we can help you to come to terms with it. Our gender identity is not a choice, it is inherent in who we are.

Do you offer support for parents?

Yes! Experience has shown us that while many parents may be accepting and supportive of their child, whatever their age, helping their child to safely navigate their gender journey can be challenging at times. Being able to talk through their thoughts, fears, and even prejudices in a non-judgemental environment can be a hugely positive step for everyone involved. You can book counselling for families or parents via our website ( (

What ages do you offer counselling to?

Everyone! We all need support at different stages in our lives, this is no different if you are questioning your gender. Age should never be a barrier to accessing counselling, so at GenderGP we help people of all ages. You can book counselling services for individuals and families via our website (

Will your counsellors try to talk me out of my feelings about my gender?

Good counsellors who understand gender are there to help you to discover your true identity, not to convince you to be something you are not. If you have questions, our team of specialist gender counsellors can help you to find the answers. The counselling team acts as a professional sounding board, someone completely unbiased and impartial with whom you can share your true self without being judged.

I know who I am, how can counselling benefit me?

Knowing who we are and understanding our gender identity is only the beginning for many transgender people. Creating a pathway and a safe environment to explore their identity fully, without prejudice, can be a challenge. Specialist gender counselling is the perfect place to start this exploration. Gender affirmation is a journey and having a counsellor in your back pocket to help when the ride gets a little bumpy can make all the difference. Counselling is not there to tell you who you are, it’...

Why should I seek counselling?

Counselling is a safe and confidential environment in which you are free to explore the issues that may be troubling you. It is a professional friendship which will help you to find the language you need to talk about your feelings and which will give you a greater understanding of your situation, empowering you to make the decisions that matter.

I am/my child is suffering with anxiety/dysphoria/depression, can we speak to someone?

Our team of gender specialist therapists is standing by to help. We work with a range of providers all of whom are specialists in working with gender-diverse individuals and their loved ones. Find out more by visiting our directory (http://

How do I book a counselling session?

You can book a session by clicking on the links which can be found on the counselling page ( We have listed all of our counsellors individually, so just choose the one you would like to speak to via our directory (

What happens if I miss a counselling session?

We ask that 24 hours notice be given if you are unable to make your session, in this event a full refund will be given. If you are not able to cancel within this timeframe, we will be unable to rebook your slot and as such payment may be required. You can contact us about your session by submitting a message here (

How long do counselling sessions last?

Standard sessions are 50 minutes in length.

I'm not a patient with GGP. Can I still access a gender counsellor?

Yes, absolutely. Anyone is welcome to book a session with one of our counsellors through our GenderGP booking system (

What's the difference between a support session and counselling session

Generally speaking a support session is more likely to be a one-off session where you can get immediate support with whatever you are facing. Counselling tends to be more than one session, or a series of sessions where you can explore in a deeper way. You can access our list of gender specialist counsellors via our directory here (

Do you offer in-person services or appointments?

We are an online service and so all appointments and consultations are conducted online, either through a phone-call or a video-call. We do offer some face to face counselling sessions, details of which can be found here ( If you ever need any assistance outside of an appointment or consultation, you can always contact us by sending us a message. (