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SeekingSadie

Well I have officially sent off an email asking to see a specialist to talk about me questioning my gender identity!  It kind of makes it all real somehow! 

 

The cost is reasonable, it prevents my need to travel or risk personal exposure to GP & NHS in a small place so early on and will let me afford a few sessions or more if wanted/needed and they are an established and accredited trans friendly GP & counselling service.  Does anyone have any experience of counselling via PC? I've only ever done face to face.  I have used V.C. to attend uni lectures, but in a classroom there is a different vibe.

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Jani

Great news Sadie.  I only saw my therapist face to face but I did tell one of my sisters (who lived too far away) via Apple FaceTime, a Skype alternative.  I found I was able to be comfortable and connect as I had hoped.  Using a V.C. is quite different I think.  You'll do fine with this.  

 

Jani  

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Thanks Jani, I know it's a small thing for most folk here, but for me telling a couple of my sisters was hard enough as it took it from just being something I was worrying about in my own head.  After a false start at the beginning of the week it took me 5 days to get around to trying again. Speaking to a professional is me admitting that I want some form of outside confirmation/validation in order to help me keep moving and not just bury my head in the sand as it were. Hopefully by the time I've given a run down of myself it will be just like being face to face. xx

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5 hours ago, SeekingSadie said:

Speaking to a professional is me admitting that I want some form of outside confirmation/validation in order to help me keep moving and not just bury my head in the sand as it were.

This is good!  At some point in our lives we need to break free of our bonds and move on.  

 

Jani

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