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 Director of Holistic Wellbeing Services, with an overview of how our services work holistically for our clients, and she is the lead on our training programme. Michelle is a BACP accredited psychotherapist and has been involved with sexual health, HIV & well-being for over 30 years. Michelle is a member of IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women advocating for trans issues in the international HIV response.
Serge Nicholson – Qualified Psychosexual Therapist (The London Diploma- LDPRT, NAOS Institute Advanced Diploma in Couples Work) Currently working towards C.O.S.R.T accreditation. Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, Trans+Advocacy Worker, Trainer. Co-founder of hotpencil press, co-editor of ‘There Is No Word For It’ (2011) a trans masculine verbatim monologues collection, performed internationally.
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.
Leo Robinson – Leo is a cliniQ greeter and director and coordinates the greeting service. He is a qualified social worker and has a background of working in homelessness, mental health, and LGBTQ+ services.
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 Lewisham Bereavement Counselling. 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 is also a Sexual Health Adviser and qualified social worker, with experience in both youth work, and trans* sexual health. Aedan is also available to provide short-term, practical and emotional support on a one-to-one basis, as well as advice around safer sex, relationships, and HIV. For trans and non-binary people who believe they may have recently been exposed to HIV, Aedan is able to provide information about, and access to emergency medication (called ‘PEP’) to reduce the chances of HIV transmission.