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Therapists and Counsellors Network

Alex Sanderson-Shortt

  • he/him, they/them
  • Location: Manchester, Northwich, Chester
  • Offers online appointments: Yes
  • Gender: Cisgender
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Sexuality: Gay/ Queer
  • False Under Sixteen
  • True Sixteen to Eighteen
  • True Over Eighteen
  • False Families

Practice description

I am a cisgender queer man working in the North West. I am a relationship therapist who works with individuals, couples and polyam groups. My personal understanding of LGBTQ issues as well as my extensive training help me offer a safe space for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming clients. I will not assume your gender identity/ expression is a “problem” or is the reason for you seeking counselling. But I recognise it can be a large area that needs exploring, and we can and will explore that if that is what you need. My training and experience covers a wide range of diverse populations; transgender, cross dressing, gender fluid/ genderqueer, non-binary, lesbian, gay, queer, asexual, bi, polysexual, asexual, polyamorous, Kink, ….or however else YOU choose to define your life and loving. I have experience in: coming out, transphobia, homophobia, working with partners, family acceptance, exploring Kink and BDSM safely, problems with sex, jealousy in poly/ open relationships, violence and abuse, children, managing personal change, addictions, anxiety, drink and drugs (including chemsex). I also work extensively with parents who are looking for help in supporting their children who may be trans/ n.b. / GNC as well as with partners of people who may be exploring their gender in later life.

Therapy qualifications

MA Relationship Therapy; Diploma in Relationship Therapy with Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diverse Clients (Pink Therapy): Certificate in CBT Skills

Other therapy skills

I am a trained hypnotherapist

General skills

I am trained in CBT