Author: patti holden

D.L. Derby

Thank you so much, Patti, for helping me get back on track and giving me the confidence to do things on my own and giving me confidence in myself. Talking to you has made a huge difference to me and

M. L. Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Gender Identity Issues.

I first decided to seek therapy in 2015, and I used BACP website, which is what lead me to Patti. In the last 3 years, with her help, I have radically transformed my life. As a trans person, I’ve noticed in

Mirror Mirror  – Who am I ?

The changing phases of our identity. When I was a child and growing up in a somewhat dysfunctional family, I consistently felt isolated and invisible. I spent much time alone in my bedroom, where, in my imagination, I created a

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C.W. Nottingham (Testimonials for Gender Dysphoria and Identity Issues)

In 2014 my life had reached crisis point. I was having to work long hours, and  finding it utterly exhausting, but the biggest issue I was facing was my gender dysphoria, which was leading to bouts of depression. I realised

G.H.Bakewell (Testimonials for Gender Dysphoria and Identity Issues)

I first began counselling with Patti 9 months ago. When I started I was experiencing panic attacks, low self-esteem and felt significantly lost. I was struggling to move on from my first same-sex relationship, was experiencing a number of negative