At GenderGP, we believe that the person is the expert in their own gender experience.
By the time you come to us, you will have a better understanding about your gender than anyone, our role is to help you to begin – or continue – your journey. Some of you will know exactly what you need, others may need a little guidance. What you do not need is to pass any sort of “test”.
We do, however, need to gather some information from you in order to put your case forward for medical help. The process of learning more about you is what we call our Information Gathering Session (IGS). This is a chance for you to share your gender feelings with one of our specialist team members and to make sure your hopes, and expectations, fit with what we can offer.
Your session will be with a trained counsellor, and although they will happily arrange any future counselling you may need, this isn’t a formal counselling session. It is simply a chance for us to get to know you. Our counsellors are not medically qualified and cannot answer any medical questions. Nor are they experts in our Appraisal Pathway process (the steps you take in order to enrol as a patient with GenderGP).
You can find more information about the Appraisal Pathway here.
This is not a “pass” or “fail” test. We do not believe in the notion of being “trans enough”. Our job is to keep you safe. As such, the information we gather will enable our medical team to recommend the best course of action. This will either be HRT, some form of psychological support or it may be as simple as recommending that you talk through your case in more detail with another member of our team.