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Your Transgender Expert Psychotherapist: Michelle Bridgman
To get in touch with Michelle email firstname.lastname@example.org
As clinicians finally realise that this is not about mental illness and cease diagnosing people with Gender Identity Disorder the phrase Gender Dysphoria is more generally used to describe someone who is unhappy with or doesn’t identify with the gender assigned at birth. Gender Dysphoria simply means dissatisfaction with a person’s assigned gender and is not a pathological condition. Not every person questioning their gender identifies as MTF, FTM, Trans, Transsexual, Transgender, Transvestite, or Gender Queer, for some people a compromise can be the best solution.
Are you already committed to or considering transitioning?
Many of my clients come to me because they feel stuck, confused or are questioning whether they can come to terms with remaining in the gender role they were assigned at birth. Some come to me because they feel a change of gender maybe their only solution. I work with male to female (MTF) and female to male (FTM) clients. I also provide Counselling for children battling with these challenges. Counselling for minors requires the inclusion of their parents or guardians. I am easily accessible to both national and international clients
My consulting rooms are located in Harley Street and Penn in Buckinghamshire.
If you have any animal questions that you would like answered by our vet, email Charlie CEB@pinklobsterdating.com
"Royal Veterinary College Graduate who currently works around Reading for a mixed practice. Essentially treating hamsters to reindeer. Absolutely love my job, it still doesn't feel like working, which makes it well worth all the hours spent in the library.
I have just moved into Reading with my girlfriend, we have a husky called Jack and all three of us are owned by a cat - Lilly"
Follow her on Twitter @harjitsarang
For Legal 1 to 1 Support email Harjit email@example.com
Harjit Sarang is an accredited and established family law solicitor specialising in legal advice for gay and lesbian couples.
She is an expert legal advisor on MyAlternativeFamily.com, Onlymums.org and Onlydads.org. She blogs for the Watford Observer and provides comment regularly on several websites and for the media.
Harjit’s marriage equality campaign tweeted by 100′s of celebrities including Oprah, Russell Brand, Davina McCall, Emeli Sande, Susan Sarandon, Lorraine Kelly and Jonathan Ross
Outside of work, Harjit has two young ‘supercharged’ sons. Her interests revolve around business and equality. To relax, Harjit enjoys TV with a glass of something red.
“I believe passionately that every person has the right to a life free from abuse, inequality or discrimination”
If you would like to talk to Harjit Sarang about any family law issue, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01727 884688
Follow her on Twitter @RainbowCouch
If you have any questions for Ronete email email@example.com
Ronete is an LGBT psychologist and psychotherapist. She is also an expert in online therapy, which is why she makes the ideal agony aunt for Pink Lobster Dating. She is an experienced columnist and wrote for Diva magazine for many years. Ronete is a highly sought after expert and travels the world speaking about matters that affect the LGBT community. Importantly Ronete also campaigns for sexual equality and acceptance. Ronete is open-minded and has a strong understanding about the complexities of sexuality.
To ask Ronete any questions email .
(Your questions will be confidential and if any are published on the site we will ask your permission before we do so).
Follow her on Twitter @121DatingCoach
For any dating advice and tips email Bryony firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryony is a professional coach for singles who want to find their partner. She has featured on Channel 4 this year and was involved in a television anti-loneliness initiative. Author of ‘The Art of Internet Dating’ Bryony is a long-time supporter of online dating and has helped many find love. Whoever you are; whatever you want, Bryony will help guide you to catch your lobster.
To ask Bryony any questions email .
Your Image and Style Consultant: Catherine Reese
Follow her on Twitter @CatherineReese
For any style advice email Catherine email@example.com
Thanks to Pink Lobster Dating you will hopefully have found the femme of your dreams. Now it’s time for that all-important 1st date. However, did you know that within 7 seconds of meeting someone for the first time they will make a judgment about you? Scary, isn’t it? This is why making a great 1st impression is so important.
Catherine is a fully trained Image Consultant and Personal Shopper and runs her own style and image consultancy, Image Confident. Catherine is a regular guest on BBC Radio as their resident style expert and is often called upon to deliver workshops and seminars to audiences. Catherine understands the importance of making the right 1st impressions and will help you to learn how the right clothes can enhance your figure, whatever your size or shape. Whatever your body shape or style dilemma, Catherine can teach you what styles will suit you best as well as which to avoid. You will learn how to dress with style and confidence, ensuring you always look and feel your best and always know how to make a great first and lasting impression.
Your Healthy Living Coach: Tracy Reck
Follow her on Twitter @tracyjreck
For any healthy living advice email Tracy firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm Tracy, a self confessed fitness and food habit geek. Which basically means that I find all aspects of habits - forming them, breaking them, the neurology of them etc - completely fascinating, in so far as they relate to what we eat and how we exercise. Perhaps surprisingly, I haven't set foot in a gym in over a year, but instead learnt to train with rucksacks, toy baskets and other household items. I love cake, so my blogs will never advocate dietary perfection. But I do know that a life rich in vegetables and squats makes for a happier, more confident, healthier you and that's always good in the search for love, right? So that's what I'll talk about - the real life guide to being as fit and healthy as you want to be, for real women with real lives.
Me personally, I live in Worcester with my wife and our two pups. I can often be found playing frisbee in the park, learning how to kick my heels together in mid air (a la Simon and the Witch, if you're the same generation as me), or watching repeats of the Great British Bake Off. I love that show.