cliniQ has a diverse and skilled multidisciplinary team of professional support workers including greeters, psychotherapists, counsellors, caseworkers, nurses and advisors who are either trans or non-binary themselves, or trans and non-binary 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.
Patricia Curtis – is cliniQ Events Manager.
Martha Dunkley – is cliniQ Director of Community Relations and psychotherapist
Toni Hogg – Toni is a cliniQ counsellor. 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.
Sarah Phillips – is a cliniQ greeter and director.
Leo Robinson – Leo is a cliniQ greeter and coordinates the greeting service. He is a qualified social worker and has a background of working in homelessness, mental health, and LGBTQ+ services.
Juno Roche – Juno is a cliniQ director who is focussing on strategic development.
Juno is a passionate Transgender Activist, HIV campaigner and successful author.
Juno describes herself as a ‘long term thriver with HIV’, having contracted it back in the early 90’s when the outlook was still seen as incredibly bleak. She is very aware of the issues that trans people face in terms of their medical care, support and targeted care.
Juno recently stated; “For far too long trans people have been ignored by the healthcare systems and have far too often faced ignorance and prejudice from doctors and healthcare workers in the sexual health field, this leaves an already vulnerable group more isolated. Isolated people often seek comfort in risky behaviour, I know I did.”
Juno will use her platform to raise the public profile of cliniQ and to help to increase its availability and remit. She said about cliniQ; “I have longed to have my healthcare within a safe, supportive space and have often feared for younger trans people growing up without this service. cliniQ provides this brilliantly, in a central, easily accessible location with a great team of experienced health workers who understand the concerns trans people face at all points and times of their lives and journeys. But cliniQ currently has a very limited service at present which needs expanding, not only in terms of time but also reach, I fully intend to do whatever I can do to help to make this a reality.”
We look forwards to working with Juno in building this future vision.
Vince Turner – Vince is cliniQ Finance Director, Company Secretary and Lead Counsellor. He is a BACP registered integrative psychotherapist, 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 a 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.