You do not need a GP, doctor or other medical practitioner to refer you to Papillon, you can refer yourself for gender therapy. Complete our self-referral form to start your journey.
Transition can take many forms. It may include taking medication to help change physical characteristics. Papillon offers advice on taking hormones or puberty blockers.
Having surgery is one of many ways you could align your physical body to your gender. If this is something you would like to do, Papillon will support you in your choices.
While not everyone will want or require hair removal, it is a common step for many people when transitioning. Hair removal can help you achieve the physical appearance you want.
Voice is a key part of our identity and how others perceive us. Voice and communication play important roles in helping others to perceive our gender.
Papillon encourages clients to think ahead about the life choices they are making at every stage of their journey. This includes advice and support with reproduction.
In addition to speaking to a gender therapist, it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor about how you are coping with the changes you are considering or undergoing.
Sometimes it is good to know you are not alone in what you are experiencing. Find out more about how you can meet people who share your experience.
There is more to transition than the medical aspects. Papillon offers advice and support with the social aspects of transition, such as name changes, ID documents, gender recognition certificates etc.