Our trans counselling service is free, confidential, and run by a trans counsellor. Following an initial assessment to determine whether counselling is the right thing for you at the moment, you may be offered up to 12 sessions which would be at the same time each week, and with the same counsellor. Our current waiting time for a regular counselling slot is 6 Months.
Although we are a service for people who identify as trans, non binary or questioning, the reason for coming to counselling can be absolutely anything and does not have to revolve solely round your gender identity. The service exists to provide a safe space for people who may find it difficult or daunting to access counselling from other services. In responses to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all our counselling sessions will be provided online or over phone call.
Once we have received your registration form you will be invited for an initial assessment and then, depending on the outcome of that assessment will eventually be allocated a regular counselling slot for which the waiting time is around six months from the date we receive your registration form.
If you would like to find out more about this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’re 18 or under you can access young person counselling within our UNI-T Project by clicking here: https://www.spectra-student.org.uk/lgbtq-support.
If six months waiting time is too much, you can find two documents below, comprising a list of alternative options for other free and/or low-cost counselling and psychotherapy, and a separate resource pack with alternative sources of wellbeing support such as helplines, online forums and peer-support.
Spectra will process and be in control of the data provided on this form.The information which you provide in this form and any other information obtained or provided during further communication will be used for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the service, in emergency situations e.g. to protect life or in a medical situation, and in relation to legitimate interests of our business.
If you choose not to accept any offer of our service, the information will be retained for a further 6 months in the event of a more suitable service opportunity arising, after which time it will be destroyed.
You have the right to data portability, request access to, rectification or erasure of your data collected as part of this process.
If your application is successful, the information will form part of your client file and we will be entitled to process it for all purposes in connection with your case.
So that we may use the information for the above purposes and on the above terms, we are required to obtain your explicit consent. Accordingly, please sign the consent section at the end of this form. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner.
For more information, please refer to our private policy.
Due to unprecedented demand on our counselling services this year, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our waiting list for trans counselling for three months from 5pm on the 6th December 2021 until 6th March 2022. As we take steps to clear current assessments and registrations to bring our waiting list up to date, we regret that we will be unable to accept any new registrations in this period.
You can find a list of alternative options for free and/or low-cost counselling and psychotherapy, and a separate resource pack with alternative sources of wellbeing support such as helplines, online forums and peer-support. Our trans social groups, peer mentoring scheme and advocacy continue to welcome new participants. Our LGBTQ Youth Counselling is continuing to accept new registrations for those who are 13-18 years old and based in London. More infomration can be found here.
Spectra thanks you for your understanding and for bearing with us during this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in 2022.
Face-to-face counselling is available from our wheelchair-accessible offices in Ladbroke Grove. Online and telephone counselling is also offered. We are also offering occasional wellbeing workshops on a variety of issues for people of trans experience. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 020 3322 6923, or click the link below to apply.