Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria
We see people with a range of issues to do with gender, identity and sexuality.
Not everyone who comes to us will be sure that they want to change gender. We are happy to see people who wish to have support around exploring issues to do with their gender. You do not have to have any kind of diagnosis before coming to see us. You do not need to have had psychotherapy before attending.
We will see anyone over the age of 17 who experiences distress about their assigned gender. We also accept referrals of 16 year olds who will be 17 at the time of their first appointment
If you have a significant mental illness it is important for you to have it well managed before attending. However, a diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc, does not mean that you cannot be seen, as trans issues can also arise for people with such diagnoses.
Our clinic incorporates psychiatric and psychological assessment, endocrine assessment and treatment, and supportive psychotherapy if required.
The service has close links with surgical services providing sex reassignment surgery.
Service opening hours
Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm
Accessing our service
If you feel you would benefit from seeing us you should see your GP, who will have a chat with you about your feelings and may then refer you to come and see us. We can't take self-referrals.
We also take referrals from local psychological or psychiatric services, although we need your GP to support the referral.
You do not need to have had a psychiatric/psychological evaluation or any form of counselling or psychotherapy.
We do need people with significant mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems to have those well managed. A mental health diagnosis would not, in itself, mean that a person could not be referred.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept referrals for people under 17 years old, unless they will be 17 when they have their first appointment. People under 17 should be referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
When you get an appointment at our centre, you will be sent detailed information including what to bring with you.
There is a high demand for appointments, so please let us know is soon as possible if you can't make your appointment. If you don't, we may assume that you no longer need our service and you will be discharged.
To let us know you can't make it to an appointment, call 0115 876 0160.
Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria, 3 Oxford Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5BH
Telephone: 0115 876 0160
Help in a crisis
Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.