Trans Counselling in Melbourne

Being transgender is a very hard journey, even in 2020. Discrimination is still a daily occurrence along with the abuses that occurs for many. We are here to support you.
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Supporting Trans people feel safe and supported with mental health

* This page was created with the help from trans clients that have been to Safe Place for support. 

The right thing to do is to talk about issues that are real for Trans people and to understand where the focus should be. At Safe Place Therapy, that is our promise to you, to be in your corner and listen first and then help you on what is needed. 

Being Transgender is a very hard journey, even in 2020. Discrimination is still a daily occurance along with the abuse that occurs for many. Many Trans people decide to not tell anyone (come out) for this reason and stay trapped in a body that feels wrong and horrible. 

Coming out can be a relief for some but can also bring confusion or rejection from others. After coming out there is also the physical transition that can occur, moving towards the appearance that feels more real and true to the person’s gender they connect with. For most Trans people the follow issues are quite common:

  • Early years of confusion about gender. This my lead to liking activities that parents see as 'wrong' and not appropriate, causing internal conflict.
  • Isolation and withdrawal from other due to this conflict or repression of gender feelings, seeing them as 'wrong' over time
  • Increased mental health issues
  • Coming issues with family, friends or others
  • Discrimination or being called by 'dead name' (previous name before transition)

and other issues specific to an individual’s life. All the above have very big impacts on mental health, relationships and a sense of self 

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How can we help

Firstly we want to hear you out and understand what is going on for you. This is really really important as being heard and having someone understand is the first step towards solid counselling work being done. 

Second, we want to work with you to create a way to feel safe in counselling. The rest of the work is a collaboration between our counsellors and you towards your goals. 

Got some questions or want to chat about how we can help?

Give us a call on 0411 791 089
email safeplacetherapyspt@gmail.com
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