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Gender Dysphoria

Dr. Francis McGivern is providing therapeutic support for Gender Dysphoria.


Gender dysphoria occurs where a person feels that they are living within a body of the wrong sex. People may be more familiar with similar terms such as:

  • gender identity disorder
  • gender incongruence
  • transgenderism

A person with gender dysphoria may:

  • experience anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about the gender that they were born with;
  • believe that their gender identity is different from their anatomical sex (for example, a man with gender dysphoria will feel that he is more female than male even though he was born with the anatomy of a man).

Psychological support for gender dysphoria aims to help people make sense of and become content with their gender identity.


Group Support Available

Group support is open to anyone who would like to give and receive support from like-minded people concerned with maintaining psychological and emotional wellbeing. Connecting with others in a safe and confidential setting can benefit self esteem; coping & resilience; thinking styles; and communication. Two groups currently run: an adult support group and a group dedicated to adolescents. Group numbers are small and there is no pressure to actively participate. Groups are facilitated by Dr. Francis McGivern on Saturday mornings.

A small fee is required to cover room rental and refreshments. To enquire about becoming a member of a group feel free to contact Francis (Mob. 087 9736417), or use the contact form provided.

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