Gender Dysphoria or Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a condition in which a person has been assigned one gender (usually at birth), but strongly feels that they belong to another gender, and who does not conform with the gender role that society expects.
Most people know whether they have a gender identity confusion by the time they reach adolescence, but sometimes it does not become apparent until later. We can help talk this through with you.
Sue Shtewi has supported individuals with gender identity issues for over 30 years. Sue completed a MA dissertation in 2003 on ‘Cross dressing behaviour in heterosexual males’. and found a number of interviewees where gender dysphoric which further developed her interest in this area.
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Gender dysphoria is a name for describing the distress and discontent experienced by individuals whose psychological gender is at odds with their physical sexual appearance.
Other terms used are transgender, transsexual, transvestite, androgyne or other. Sometimes people feel compelled to undergo gender related surgery resulting in changes to social role and presentation, and the taking of hormones.
We can help with:
- Support with the psychological, physical and social aspects of gender transition.
- Counselling, Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
- Discussing the effects of hormones.
- Exploration of eligibility and readiness for gender transition and related surgery, including surgical referral where appropriate.