Transgender Health and Wellbeing
I have a special interest in transgender wellbeing as I have a family member who has transitioned. I researched and gathered information in order to support their health holistically. I wanted to ensure that they were able to achieve their healthiest and happiest self. In the process I’ve learnt a lot (and this is ongoing) and developed a rounded approach to help gender variant people.
I have been in practice for over 15 years and a great deal of my knowledge base can be applied to transgender care. For example, my approach can not only help with physical symptoms (acne, weight gain/loss, post-surgical problems such as lack of sensation and scarring etc) but also emotional problems (anxiety and low mood).
I can help you tailor the diet if the aim is to improve muscle mass or lose/gain weight.
I am happy to work with GPs, surgeons, and other health carers to provide well-rounded care.
During the first consultation, I will establish which name and pronouns are preferred. I will ensure that body parts are called by the names assigned by the person e.g. chest rather than breasts etc.
All consultations are confidential and I would not approach any client’s GP without their consent. My ethos:
- To provide trans people with basic information about key aspects of good health and wellbeing and how secure it.
- I understand that trans people self-identify in many ways. I therefore use the term “trans” as an inclusive term which embraces, trans, trans*, transgender, gender nonconforming, gender variant, gender queer, non-binary, non gender and neutrois identities amongst others.