Nonbinary-inclusive counsellors

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    Nonbinary-inclusive counsellors, listed here by region.

    UK[edit | edit source]

    Midlands[edit | edit source]

    Birmingham[edit | edit source]

    Name: Healthy gay life counselling

    Cost: Free

    Counsellor qualifications: "Our counsellors are all qualified or in the process of being qualified to first degree level. Our psychotherapists are all qualified or in the process of being qualified to MSc/ MA level. All receive regular supervision and further training through HGL and are bound by professional codes of ethics."

    Contact details: https://web.archive.org/web/20141031000538/http://www.blgbt.org/centre/counselling-psychotherapy/

    Comments: Despite the name they support any LGBT people - need a Birmingham address to register. Very good with nonbinary stuff.

    Coventry[edit | edit source]

    Name: Time Out Counselling

    Cost: Fees are donation-based, with the suggested donation range being £5-£30. There is no minimum donation for people not working, or who cannot otherwise afford to pay. No-one will be turned away because they can't pay. For those in work, we would suggest a rate of £10 per £10000 earned annually (up to the £30 maximum) but this is negotiable with your counsellor.

    Counsellor qualifications: BACAP registered

    Contact details: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/coventry-and-warwickshire-friend http://cwfriend.co.uk/?page_id=1206

    North-East[edit | edit source]

    Newcastle[edit | edit source]

    Name: Reflexions Counselling & Psychotherapy

    Cost: Usually £55 per weekly session, but you can contact them to request 'lower-fee' slots, or to work out a treatment plan with less frequent sessions to make things more affordable.

    Counsellor qualifications: "All of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists at Reflexions Counselling and Psychotherapy,are registered with either the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), the BPS (British Psychological Society), or the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). This complements their high and very lengthy post graduate training and experience in the public and private health care sectors. Our therapists adhere to the standards of their professional bodies ensuring that you also receive a high level of care."

    Contact details: http://counselling-newcastle.co.uk/

    Comments: Although they aren't explicit about being non-binary friendly, they are open to people of all genders and are happy to use non-binary pronouns and terms on request. Any references to gender identity that come up in session are treated with respect and are not dwelled on unless you specifically want to talk about issues surrounding gender identity.

    South-East[edit | edit source]

    London[edit | edit source]

    Name: Charlotte Williams (The Crypt Psychotherapy Centre and the Gestalt Centre)

    Cost: Usually £45 per session, though at The Crypt Psychotherapy Centre she currently has one space for someone who cannot afford the full fee (3/11/14).

    Counsellor qualifications: Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Contact details: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/charlotte-williams

    Comments: Described by a reddit contributor as "very understanding about my gender status for someone who hadn't come across the term 'non-binary' before."

    Sussex[edit | edit source]

    Name: Charlotte Williams (the Ashdown Natural Health Clinic). See her London entry above for all other details.

    Wales[edit | edit source]

    Gwynedd[edit | edit source]

    She works near Tywyn (Gwynedd) and in Machynlleth (Powys).

    Name: Catherine Havard

    Cost: £40/hour

    Counsellor qualifications: "United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered 2011, GPTI Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy 2011, Accreditation with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 2001, Post Grad Diploma in Person Centred Counselling 1999, One year of Transactional Analysis training 1996. I work in a variety of settings including the NHS, Employees Assistance Programmes, and private practice."

    Contact details: https://web.archive.org/web/20170728175755/http://www.counsellinginwales.co.uk/

    Comments: I'm nonbinary and I see her regularly and she's great - very open to discussing and understanding gender, and using new pronouns, etc. --Lottiotta (talk) 18:24, 23 September 2014 (CDT)

    Mid Glamorgan[edit | edit source]

    Name: Alex Drummond

    Cost: £48/hour

    Counsellor qualifications: Accreditation in Sexual Minorities Therapy (Pink Therapy) Nov 2009, MSc Counselling and Counselling Supervision (University of Bristol) Jan 2009, Accreditation with BACP (Snr Accred status) (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Jun 2004

    Contact details: http://www.talkmebetter.co.uk

    Comments: Alex was one of the panel contributing to CN Lester's "Beyond the Binary" articles. Based near Caerphilly, but accepting clients from all over south Wales.

    USA[edit | edit source]

    Online[edit | edit source]

    Name: Dara Hoffman-Fox (they/them)

    Cost: Free initial consult, other services price unknown

    Qualifications: LPC, and a member of WPATH

    Contact: http://www.thebohemiansanctuary.com/ and http://darahoffmanfox.com/work-with-dara/counseling-coaching/

    Comments:

    Colorado[edit | edit source]

    Online[edit | edit source]

    Name: Mere Abrams (they/them)

    Cost: Free 20-min initial consult, other services variable price

    Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Contact: https://onlinegendercare.com/

    Comments:

    Oregon[edit | edit source]

    Name: Sasha Strong (they/them)

    Cost: $150 for individual 50-minute session, but "If you are interested in working with me but you can't afford my full fee, please get in touch and we'll see what we can work out."

    Qualifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD candidate, LPC

    Contact: https://www.brilliancycounseling.com/ & https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sasha-strong-portland-or/358720

    Comments: Sasha is genderqueer themselves. Not taking new individual clients right now but "If you’re seeking an assessment for gender-affirming procedures (i.e. a letter), I can probably find a time for that."

    Texas[edit | edit source]

    Name: Jo Eckler (they/them)

    Cost: "My rate for first sessions for new clients is $125, and then sliding scale options are available for follow-up sessions. In order to keep services as accessible as possible, I offer a sliding scale between $85 and $225 per 45-50 minute session. For those who are able to offer a little more, that helps pay it forward and support those who need the lower rate. If nothing on this scale is accessible to you, please let me know and we can discuss options for you, including the Open Path program. Longer sessions of 75 minutes are available at a rate of $115-$250 per session. Asynchronous messaging-only therapy through https://web.archive.org/web/20200404102044/https://www.trusst.app/ is currently $55 a week or $199 a month."

    Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Bachelor's Degree: Honors Psychology and Plan II Honors, University of Texas at Austin

    Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi Honors Societies

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Wright State University School of Professional Psychology

    Contact: https://beyondtherapy.us/contact

    Comments: "Right now I am full and not taking on new therapy clients. I AM able to continue to do single-session evaluations for letters for gender-affirming procedures and you can schedule that appointment online." "I have extensive personal and professional experience working with transgender and non-binary clients for over a decade. I also started the first support group for transgender veterans in Central Texas during my time at the Central Texas VA. (And I also happen to be queer and non-binary myself.)"


    Name: Pat Sumption

    Cost: Base rate is $175 for 45-50 minutes. Sliding scale lower costs available. Not in-network with any insurance plans anymore, but will provide superbills for patient to pursue possible out-of-network reimbursement.

    Qualifications: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), master degree in clinical social work, 15+ years experience

    Contact: https://web.archive.org/web/20210419184046/https://austintherapysolutions.com/contact-2/

    Comments:

    • "I work with a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, substance abuse and addiction, stress and adjustment disorders and personality disorders."
    • Not specialized in gender issues, but has nonbinary clients and is supportive/positive toward nonbinary identities.
    • Parent of an autistic child.
    • Reachable by text message.

    Wisconsin[edit | edit source]

    Name: Jessica "Jess" Dallman (Natural Wisdom Counseling)

    Cost:

    Qualifications: B.A. Psychology, University of Montana & M.A. Transpersonal Counseling Psychology--Wilderness Therapy, Naropa University. Licensed as an LPC in both Colorado and Wisconsin.

    Contact: http://www.naturalwisdomcounseling.com/contact

    Comments: Jess is nonbinary themself and is part of LGBTQIA Healthcare Guild of Denver

    External resources[edit | edit source]