Gabrielle Sharples
Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Trainee Gender Specialist

Gabrielle (she/he/they), Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Trainee Gender Specialist PsychologistGabrielle (she/he/they) is an Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapist to the general public but more specifically to the LGBTQIA+ community, where her heart lies. Gabrielle is from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago as our very own Mr. Inglefield, where she completed half her education, moving to the UK 22 years ago to continue her studies. Gabrielle provides specialist psychotherapeutic sessions within her Private Practive called Transition focused Therapy© (TfT). TfT© is a one of a kind developed and provided to Trans, Non-Binary and Gender diverse individuals across their lifespan of transition as well as initial stages of realisation, emergence, and disclosure. Gabrielle created TfT© as they saw a great need for a more holistic and therapeutic approach to the initial diagnostic stages of medical transition i.e. Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis. This can be a scary and intimidating process for many, hence TfT© was born. TfT© helps you prepare and process for this big stage in your transition. Gabrielle tries her best to work with your chosen diagnostician, to either be present with you at the appointment or make sure you are at ease and prepared for your diagnostic consultation appointment. These are 6week sessions leading up to your appointment date, which you can extend with Gabrielle or continue on with them in Private Practice for as long or as short as you would like. Gabrielle is also an assessor for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) using the newly validated measure ACIA. They perform this especially for Gender Diverse individuals as it’s a more affirming approach. You can book in with her for your affirming ASC assessment as well.

More about Gabrielle:

Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist, Gabrielle worked within the NHS for 11.5years as a Registered Scientist and then as an Associate Surgical Practitioner. Gabrielle changed careers and left medicine to pursue therapy and gender specialism, as sitting with their patients, understanding their journeys, and trying to make their experience as comfortable as possible was what he found most rewarding.

Gabrielle gained their first degree in 2010-BSc Complementary Alternative Medicine (previously Complementary Therapies), having a keen interest in not over medicalising and prescribing but rather working holistically. They then completed qualifications in Biochemistry and further studied a FdSc in Medicine and Healthcare Professions in 2019. Gabrielle then switched trajectory to pursue Psychotherapy and Psychology. They initially studied a BAcert in Theology and Counselling, followed by a BScDip in Counselling Psychology at Westminster University. Then Gabrielle completed a BSc in Psychology and Counselling with Research completing with 1st Class Honours and a Double Award at Roehampton University. Gabrielle won the Student Leader of the Year Award for her contribution and work within the LGBTQIA+ community and wider equality platforms. As well as the Martin Glackin Award for Best Qualitative Research Project. She sat on validation panels for the new BSc Childrens Nursing Degree at Roehampton and Croydon as well as the Inclusive Working Practice Group in working on closing the attainment gap. Gabrielle further worked as a Race and Equality Champion at Roehampton and continues their work in this field providing seminars and psychoeducational talks. Owing to her diverse background Gabrielle understands how to leverage knowledge with the importance of compassionate care. Gabrielle continuing her Double Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and further holds an MSc level 7 in Child Psychology, a PGCert in Psychodiagnosis and Psychological Assessment, and an MA level 7 in Ancient Biblical Studies with Hebrew and Greek(completing). This combination of skills is incredibly valuable as Gabrielle uniquely understands the needs of various communities e.g., in suburban London, where many faiths coexist. This background sets him apart from other therapists and practitioners in that they possess the ability to connect with a client base who may well be underserved by mainstream mental health services.

Lastly, once Gabrielle completes her Trainee Gender Specialism you will be able to book with them for your Diagnostic Assessments.

They are an accredited registrant with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society(AMNCPS), Graduate Basis Chartership British Psychological Society (GMBPsS) and a Full member with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and abides by their ethical codes and guidelines. At the heart of Gabrielle is her ethics, justice, diversity, and inclusion.

‘Nothing about Us without Us and more than one in a room’

Gabrielle’s Private Practice is: Kismet Psychotherapy.

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