Resources Counselling Being transgender is not a mental illness. However, black trans people can sometimes be affected by mental Health issues and often don't know where to turn for help or fail to seek help because of societal stigma. Our list of professional black counsellors, psychotherapist and psychologist could be a starting point. In the journey to becoming your true self there may be the need for a psychological assessment and counselling to support: Exploration of gender identity Coming out and social transition General mental health issues that may not be linked to gender identity 62% Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT people (62 per cent) are also more likely to experience depression in the last year. - Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain: Health Report (2018) (If you want to explore medical transitioning, speak with your GP who can refer you to a Gender Identity Clinic.) Finding the right counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist who is culturally adept can can be challenging. Here we list a wide range of providers who are registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (MUCKP) and/or the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy(MPABC). We encourage you to look through the listings and click through to see what services are offered and ask questions to ensure that your needs can be met.