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Hi I'm Missy

Postby missy » November 28th, 2016, 11:59 am

Hi All I'm Missy,

I've been dressing since i was an early teen but have really only recently gotten over myself in accepting that this is part of me that i treasure and will never stop wanting to do and so have decided to embrace it.

It's hard to explain why but its so lovely and decadent and fun to dance around the house in strappy heels and a teensy skirt or wake up in the morning having slept in cute lingerie and a tutu.

I'd also love to chat to any of you that have found a decent psych in Sydney City area that's not going to be surprised by the whole dressing thing and has dealt with this before or if there are any tips on finding one as I am not sure how to proceed .

I guess I'm just trying to work out what's going on in my head and work out what Missy is all about so I thought i'd say Hi!

Missy <3
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby Melissa » November 28th, 2016, 3:12 pm

Welcome Missy

Good to have you with us.

I have been seeing the Drs at Taylor Square for some time now and I'm sure that if you went there you would find some helpful advise.
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby Kate » November 28th, 2016, 5:28 pm

The Gender Centre (Parramatta) is really good and they do free advice. They have a counselling / support phone number on their front page:
https://gendercentre.org.au
I had a referral to Thomas Hance (at RPA) but I've never been to see him. He is supposed to be pretty good but I can't say as I've never met him.
Definitely try and see someone with experience in Transgender counselling / psych. Your average psych will have no real idea unfortunately.
Who is at Taylor square Melissa??
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby Dana » November 28th, 2016, 10:04 pm

Welcome to the forum Missy, agree with Melissa that Taylor Square Private Clinic is a good place to go. They all seem to have good experience with trans issues and can certainly refer you to a good psych/counsellor. The Gender Centre is also good, but i believe can take a while to get a booking.

Personally i was referred to Rainer Jardin in Summer Hill, who is a psychologist with lots of transgender experince.

Also if you'd like a chat sometime, you can give me a call on the Seahorse phone (number in the contacts section).

Kate, TSPC specialise in sexual health issues, so lots of experience with HIV and things like that, but also include transgender issues. The majority of the trans girls that i know go there, and all the doctors there seem very good.

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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby Melissa » November 29th, 2016, 7:51 am

Kate wrote:
Who is at Taylor square Melissa??

I see Dr Pell have been for over 2 years now. She referred me to Dr Toohey ( Psychiatrist ) and he was very good
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby Kate » November 29th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Cool. Nice to see there are a few more options in Sydney newt get seen. Unfortunately outside of the capital cities options are still very limited even in Canberra.

I've never seen a psych. I know, I'm a bad girl. Honestly not had a problem once I worked out what was going on. I'm a bit of a pain and not spectacularly impressed by medical professionals unless they are REALLY good in their field. I just about point blank refuse to pay my GP to get my blood results as I've told him that when he can tell me more about my results than I can tell him then I'll consider paying him. But then I read bloods pretty much every day for my job :) I'm just not sure I would trust a psych so it would be a bit meaningless.

Glad there are at least a few options.
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby lauren » December 1st, 2016, 7:07 am

Hi missy and welcome , you mentioned you wont to embrace it , how far do you wont to go do you wont to transition fulltime or are you a happy part timer like myself, I have allways dressed but the urge got stronger in my late 40s and into my 50s ,yep ,it only gets stronger as you age but I have no intention of transition full time..I considerd myself as some sort of weirdo for a long time because I wasn't mainstream.....im a crossdrresser for god sake and I do it because I love it,it brings lots of joy to me and I think that's what life is about...being happy
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Re: Hi I'm Missy

Postby missy » December 12th, 2016, 11:45 pm

Wow thanks for the lovely welcome and all the really useful information. I'm sorry for the late reply. It's been a ridiculous whirlwind 2 weeks and i haven't stopped properly to have a chance to take the answrs in.

Melissa/Dana - Thanks Looks like Taylor square seems to be the go becasue it's convenient, so i'll go and chat to my Dr about getting a referral there. It's one of those thigns where I don't want to have to deal with the psych being freaked out/Judgy or having no idea what I'm talking about. I struggle with this enough already without having them freaked out. My previous bloke was ok with it but he wans't really on it or challenge me properly.

Kate - I get where you're coming from everyone should do what is right for them. I've found the process speeds up my ability to process and work stuff out - I just want them to ask me questions and put things to me from a different viewpoint so i can work it through. I expect to do all the heavy lifting and thinking.

Lauren - Great question - I've definitley noticed it gettign stronger and stronger as well - I feel a bit dumb as i only figured out this year that Gender Fluid was a thing and that it probably was the closes thing that applied to me - but also my girl side is getting stronger and stronger and i'm done hiding and ignoring it - I just want to know where I stand in my own brain so i can work out what to do next.

Thanks again
Missy <3

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