TRANS*ID is a peer-based counselling and discussion service, to and from transgender people. It is confidential and, if desired, anonymous counselling via an in-personal conversation, on the phone, or online.
An experienced trans woman is available as a contact person, to give advice, encouragement as well as support for all questions and problems concerning the topic of transgender identities. This dialogue can take place in protected, non-public counselling rooms, as well as in public places; depending on the wishes and requirements of the service user. The offer is directed at all transgender people, but especially also at young and adolescent trans* people who are still at the beginning of their journey, trans* sex workers, escorts, models, as well as relatives of trans* people. All of these people can access this free, confidential and anonymous service.
Topics which can be discussed include, for example:
- Beauty and cosmetics
- Coming out
- Discrimination and intolerance
- Own appearance
- First steps
- Health and wellbeing
- Hormones, identity and self-perception
- Partnership and sexuality
- Personal development
- Problems at work, school or university
- Problems with family and friends
- Trans* tips and tricks
Our counsellor Jessica is a seasoned trans woman with experience in everyday trans* life at home, abroad, as well as in different cultures. She is well networked in the trans* community and is familiar with the various challenges and questions of trans* people.