Welcome to the GenderCare website
Dr Stuart Lorimer
BA Hons., MSc, MRCSLT
Consultant Speech &
Dr Leighton J Seal
MBBS Hons., FRCP, PhD
Consultant Endocrinologist |
Dr Christina Richards
BSc (Hons) MSc MBACP (Accred.) AFBPsS
Senior Specialist Psychology Associate
Clinical Research Fellow
GenderCare is a network of individual healthcare practitioners, all qualified, Consultant-level professionals experienced in the gender field.
Although working independently of one another, we share a general commitment to providing friendly, accessible private services, tailored to individual needs and timescales, in a variety of comfortable London settings. We work flexibly within national and international guidelines of best practice.
The GenderCare network includes Dr Stuart Lorimer, Consultant Psychiatrist and gender specialist; Christella Antoni, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist; Dr Leighton Seal, Consultant Endocrinologist and Christina Richards, Senior Specialist Psychology Associate:
|Dr Stuart Lorimer is one of the UK’s foremost clinical specialists in the diagnosis and management of gender dysphoria.
|Christella Antoni is the UK’s leading specialist in this field, offering vocal feminisation/masculinisation. She has extensive experience with all voice and speech issues, and has successfully helped in the modification of thousands of voices, enabling individuals to integrate socially in their preferred gender.
|Dr Leighton Seal is one of the UK’s most expert clinicians in the hormones of sex and gender.
|Dr Christina Richards is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS); Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic and Clinical Research Fellow at West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic.
As clinicians, each of us operates within a wider network of professionals and we are able to access and refer to colleagues in Clinical Psychology, Surgery, etc.
Gender dysphoria is a term describing the distress and discontent experienced by people whose psychological gender is at odds with aspects of their outward physical sex. Such people might identify as gender variant, transgender, transsexual, transvestite, genderqueer, androgyne, neutrois or other. Sometimes, the distress is so strong that they undergo transition from one point on the gender continuum to another. This typically involves changes to social role and presentation, and may necessitate taking sex hormones or having gender related surgery.
Services include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Assessment, monitoring and treatment of gender dysphoria.
- Advice on the physical, psychological and social elements of gender transition.
- Supportive counselling.
- Expert hormone advice.
- Recommendation of sex hormones.
- Assessment of eligibility and readiness for gender related surgery, including surgical referral where appropriate.
- Provision of Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) reports.
- Voice therapy.
- Referral to other professionals, as needed.