Groups for people of trans experience, non-binary and questioning individuals
Social groups for trans, non-binary and questioning people offering a safe, trans-led space to meet, socialise, support, take part in activities, workshops and enjoy a variety of speakers.
Each session includes social time and an activity. Activities have included make-up demonstrations from MAC Cosmetics UK, short film screenings, topical discussions, presentations from local agencies and games.
Free drop-in groups – just turn up or contact us beforehand for directions and more information.
Social groups for trans, non binary and questioning people offering a safe, trans-led space to meet, socialise, support, take part in activities, workshops and enjoy a variety of speakers.
Would you like a safe space to explore issues with other people like you, guided and assisted by our Counsellor and trans worker? Workshops on a range of issues for trans and non binary people and those questioning gender identities. Workshops include,
Need to deal with personal issues in depth, in a supportive, closed group of other trans, non binary and questioning people? If you would appreciate this counsellor led group to support you, whether you have had counselling before or are new to therapeutic group work, this space is for you.
Ellis (He/Him pronouns) is the Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at Spectra and provides both individual and group therapeutic support. He is BACP registered with a diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Ellis’s background is in higher education and secondary 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 and group 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