With locations and events across London you can access all our services free at the point of use.
Spectra offers social groups, 121 support, counselling and workshops. Spectra’s services are delivered by people of trans experience themselves in a friendly, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and accessible space.
Not sure what you need? You can complete our Spectra Trans health and wellbeing assessment. We call it a BASK, which stands for Behaviour, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge; these are the four areas of thought we want to address and build on to support your health & wellbeing bringing it to the forefront of your mind. Our staff will contact you based on your assessment result and point you to the suitable support.
Spectra offers individual counselling for people of trans experience, non-binary people and those questioning their gender identity.
Check out our Trans Counselling page for more information or contact our counsellor
Ellis (He/Him pronouns) is the Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at Spectra and provides individual therapeutic support. He is BACP registered with a diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Ellis’s background is in higher education and primary care mental health and wellbeing services, as well as mental health advocacy. As a man of trans experience, Ellis is passionate about using his skills and experience to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ community, and his individual sessions are open to people who self-identify as trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary or questioning.
Frankie (she/her and they/them pronouns) is responsible for leading the Spectra Trans project, including outreach and sexual health work with trans communities, facilitating the Spectra Trans groups, providing trans oriented 1-2-1 support, and offering trans awareness and advocacy training services. Frankie has been socially and professionally active within the trans and LGBTQ+ communities for the past five years, from working as Trans Officer on their local university campus to wider trans activism centred around non-binary identity. Frankie has written for trans community magazine Meta, participated in trans awareness work for The Guardian, appeared as part of photographer Claudia Moroni’s trans positive art project Anima Animus, and made and delivered trans awareness and advocacy training packages for professionals. Frankie joined the team in 2013