Marianne Oakes Counselling

Marianne Oakes Counselling

Combs
Chapel En Le Frith
High Peak
SK23

Affinity Centre
29a
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AR

07552 165154

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Combs
Chapel En Le Frith
High Peak
SK23

Affinity Centre
29a
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AR

07552 165154

About us

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile, please note, I offer face to face, Skype and phone counselling for trans identified clients and their families.

Gender dysphoria affects different people in different ways, whether you have been questioning your gender identity all your life, or, you have recently just come to realise that your gender identity does not match that which was assigned to you at birth, living th these thoughts and feelings can for some, be overwhelming. If you have a partner or child who is experiencing the incongruence of gender dysphoria, the deep rooted need to support them, and dealing with your own wellbeing can be emotionally draining.

If you identify as transgender, gender different in any way, counselling can help in many ways, by creating a safe environment to explore what it is that may be causing you distress, helping to make sense of the confusion, or just being a sounding board for you to express yourself. It can help you find the strength to confront head on your fears and vulnerabilities that stop you moving forward with your life. Hiding away and hoping things will change can be damaging on their own, add to that, trying to cope on your own in the world, repressing your feelings, which in some cases will induce other mental health issues, such a depression, anxiety and in some extreme cases, suicidal thoughts. Finding the right counsellor can be a beacon in a very dark tunnel, helping you navigate your way out in to the light. Talking with a counsellor can also help people who are fully accepting of their gender identity though still suffer issues, such as, societies attitudes, discrimination, loss of friends and family and break up of relationships.

If you are offering support to those who are gender dysphoric, it can be a lonely place, there is very little support offered to wives, partners and parents of trans people. Supporting them is one challenge, supporting yourself can be the forgotten challenge. Counselling can be the place to let go for a while and think of your own needs, without fear of judgment. counselling won't try to give rhyme or reason to your situation, it can just offer a safe haven to talk about your concerns in a way that allows you to put your own meaning to your own life.

I am a qualified counsellor who is experienced in working with all of life's ups and downs, from relational issues to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, addiction and alcohol abuse, however, my life experience of identifying as transgender has given me a unique insight to the potential problems gender issues can raise whatever your chosen identity might be. If you would like to know more about my practice and how I may be able help you, please drop me an email anytime, I am here to help and support, marianneoakes62@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Manchester college for 5 years qualifying with a Diploma in Person centred Therapeutic Counselling. I have worked as a volunteer for Mind and Beacon Counselling in Stockport where I have been privileged to work with clients from all walks of life with issues from minor mental health concerns to severe depression and everything in between.

Member organisations *

BACP

Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

The whole issue of gender identity, particularly Transgender is becoming more and more in to societies awareness. Is your organisation ready to accept and embrace gender difference, do you have to understanding that may be required when working with a member of staff who identifies as trans? Does your organisation train its staff in how to respond to trans identified customers or clients. As society is moving forward in a more positive direction being more open to gender diversity, inevitably Businesses are going to come across employee's and customers more and more. Government run organisations have to have transgender policies in place to help their employees and improve the services they offer, they are also encouraging private businesses to also follow suit.

I offer training services to help you develop or improve policies that encompass gender identity and gender diversity. I work with groups of up to 12 people looking at conscious and unconscious attitudes to the trans community with a view to giving an inside view of what it means and how you can better serve this small section of society. Prices on application depending on location etc.

If you would like to know more, please email me, marianneoakes62@gmail.com

Fees

My fees are as follows

introdutory half hour session is free of charge

Subsequent 1hr sessions £35ph, (consessions: students, OAP's and unemployed, £25)

It is so important to choose the right counsellor, that is why the introductory session is free, so you can find out if you feel we can work together. There is no obligation to return.

Further information

Whatever your gender identity, Transvestite, Transexual, bi-gender, non binary, cross dresser, counselling can help you to find yourself, and your true identity. Confusion about sexuality is not uncommon when linked to gender identity, untangling your feelings on your own can be confusing and unrewarding. I am not here to judge, I offer positive regard and empathy, the key to helping you unlock your feelings in a safe and warm environment. If you require any further information, or would like to book an initial appointment, please email, marianneoakes62@gmail.com

Maps & Directions

Chapel En Le Frith, SK23
Wilmslow, SK9 5AR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I work on a part time basis.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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