We have a diverse and skilled multidisciplinary team of mentors, counsellors, caseworkers, nurses and advisors who are either trans themselves, or trans aware.
Michelle Ross – Michelle is Co-founder of cliniQ and she is Co-lead on service development, with an overview of how our services work holistically for our clients. She has been involved with sexual health, HIV & well-being since 1988 with Terrence Higgins Trust. Michelle is a BACP accredited counsellor; she began her training in the 1980s receiving her first counselling certificate in 1989 at London Lighthouse. Michelle is a member of IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women advocating for trans issues in the international HIV response.
Graham Reed MA – Graham is co-founder of cliniQ. He has won awards for his pioneering work in both developing and providing inclusive health services for young people. He is an experienced sexual health education worker, outreach worker and clinic support worker. He is one of the Greeters at cliniQ.
Serge Nicholson – Counsellor and Trainee Psychosexual Therapist (The London Diploma- COSRT/NCP) Trans Advocacy & Community Development Worker at Galop, London’s anti-LGBT hate crime charity. With experience of working in disability & mental health advocacy, and the promotion of performance, film and arts events in community wellbeing.
Toni Hogg – Toni is the manager of Antidote at London Friend, the UK’s first LGB&T drug and alcohol service, set up in 2002. Toni is also a qualified Person Centred, BACP accredited counsellor who is passionate about her work with LGBT people, specialising in substance use issues, sexuality, gender identity, childhood abuse, relationships and the impact of living with HIV and Hep C. She works with alternative sexual, relational and lifestyle choices and has a long standing record of supporting mental health and wellbeing across the trans community.
Vince Turner – Vince is a BACP registered integrative counsellor, who qualified at Greenwich University gaining a postgraduate diploma. In 1991 he attended an HIV and AIDS client-centred counselling course at the Terrence Higgins Trust where he became a Gay Men’s and Sexual Health counsellor. Vince’s experience includes: ten years as a bereavement counsellor; and two years at SWISH, the clinic for sex workers. He runs a private practice and is supervisor at LC&CTA on their Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling course. Vince’s special interests are; social exclusion and trauma affecting gender non-binary people, and integrating mindfulness practice and energy therapies with counselling.
Aedan Wolton – Aedan is the Co-Lead for Service Development at cliniQ. He qualified as a social worker with a degree from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2015 and is currently studying an MSc in Applied Psychology at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton, where he teaches ‘Trans & Non-binary Issues in Therapy” to students on the Counselling Psychology doctorate programme. In clinic, Aedan is available to provide short-term, practical and emotional support on a one-to-one basis, as well as advice around safer sex, relationships, and adjusting to life with HIV or Hep C.