Gender Dysphoria Therapeutic Services

Unlike Yellow Door's other services, this therapeutic group and other support is not focused on helping those who have experienced abuse. Instead, this service is available specifically for young people who may be questioning, or struggling with, their gender identity.

Who's it for?

The Gender Dysphoria Therapeutic Group works with young people aged 11 - 18 who are experiencing difficulties regarding their gender identity. 

How might the service help me?

We provide creative and interactive group sessions that offer a safe space where you can:

  • explore gender identity and what it means to you

  • talk with other young people who are facing similar (as well as different) challenges

  • consider healthy and positive ways of managing gender related difficulties

When is it?

The group meets weekly during term time on a Thursday evening between 5.15 and 6.45 pm.

How big is it?

It has a maximum of eight group members at any time.

Family / Professional linking & support

We can provide some limited support for parents and carers. We also welcome and encourage contact with any involved professionals.

How can I access this service?

To make a referral for this service, please download the 'Referral Information' documents available below and complete the included referral form. You can return this form to us via post, or email at Please note that whilst we do our utmost to ensure the security of data transferred to us, any transmission of your personal data is undertaken at your own risk.

If you have questions or would like to talk to someone informally, please telephone us c/o Yellow Door on 02380 636312 and ask to speak to Jo or Cliff about this service.


As a small service with limited places and staffing, there is often a waiting list but we will attempt to make initial contact you within four weeks of receiving your form.       

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