Clients can expect up to four hour long session with an experienced Therapist/Counsellor.
The sessions will have four main goals:
1. To help the client better understand themselves.
This will involving gaining a client's history, to help both the therapist and client understand how the client has arrived at this point in their life; and how their gender dysphoria (GD) has manifested itself and affected their life.
2. Help make the person aware of available options for resolving their gender dysphoria.
This will involve offering education and information, including an overview of the use of hormones and surgical procedures to resolve GD and the wider health implications.
3. Help determine life goals and explore ways in which the client might be able to meet them.
This will be done by making the client aware of the social implications of gender transition. For example, the requirement to live in role prior to genital surgery, the impact upon partners, family and friends, Gender Recognition Legislation and how to go about changing name.
4. To help ensure that they are receiving all of the support that they need.
If a client is feeling depressed, are having problems with housing, employment, addiction or substance use; or relationship or sexual problems, we can refer them directly to appropriate support agencies without them having to return to their GP. We can also support their GP with any onward referral to a gender identity clinic and associated funding application if appropriate. We can also signpost clients to other local Trans specific support agencies.
If you have any queries regarding any of the above information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0151 247 6555.
Trans Support Service (TSS), The Beat, Hanover Street/David Lewis Street, Liverpool, L1 4AF
Tel: 0151 247 6555