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List of Trans-Friendly Health Professionals

People often ask us for referrals to trans-friendly professionals in Auckland. Seeing doctors and and other professionals that you feel safe with and can trust is really important for people going through transition. So, we have compiled this list of people we know are trans or trans-friendly.

Registered GenderBridge members who may know of other trans-friendly health professionals, or can update this page on any of the people listed here can edit this page (you must be logged in to do so).

Auckland Sexual Health

09 630 9770 – for most Auckland people this would be our first point of reference as the psychotherapists are well-regarded and it is free. Policy is now under their team based approach is that people will need to be seen first by one of their doctors and then referred for counselling as appropriate there can be a wait for the first psychotherapy appointment.

They provide free Gender psychotherapy services, the psychotherapists can see you at Greenlane, Manukau or Henderson clinics, this covers all three Auckland Health board areas (Auckland, Waitemata and Manukau). Generally, you need a referral from your General Practitioner to get become a patient of Auckland Sexual Health. Auckland Sexual Health is also the primary resource for hormone support if you live in the Auckland District Health Board area where you cannot get a referral to the hospital Endocrinologists.

Generally, they only see people 18 years and older but may see down to 16 at their discretion.


These GPs have been reported to us as trans friendly, however many people have dealt with their family GP without problems often the patient can help to educate the Doctor.

Dr. Susie Moller and Dr. Alison Copeland
Freemans Bay Medical Centre
Wellington Street
Ph: (09) 378-6653

Dr. Slushna Weeramuni[verification needed]
Lynmall Medical Centre
3058 Gt North Road
New Lynn
Ph: (09) 827 3163

Dr. David Hay[verification needed]
AUT Health/Medical Centre City Campus
Ph: (09) 921 9992

Dr Megan Corbett
Citymed Medical Center
Ground Level
Quay West Building
Cnr Albert Street & Mills Lane
Ph: (09) 377 5525

Dr Sulochana Chand (General Practitioner)
354 Karangahape Rd
Ph: (09) 373-5041

Dr David Thompson
Torbay Medical Centre
1042 Beach Road, Torbay
Ph: (09) 477 9000

Endocrinologists and Specialists

Dr. Ian Holdaway (Endocrinologist) – takes private patients
Mercy Specialist centre – 100 Mountain Road Epsom
Ph. (09) 623 2301

Dr Brandon Orr-Walker[verification needed] (Endocrinologist) – takes private patients
Mercy Specialist centre – 100 Mountain Road Epsom
Ph. (09) 623 2301 Mobile. (021) 940 602

Dr Hilary Liddell[verification needed] (gynaecologist)
Women Gynaecologists
P.O. Box 26596
Ph. (09) 623-2766 Fax. (09) 623-2711

Psychiatrists and Counsellors

Sue MacGibbon – Psychotherapist (also at ASH)
Clayburn House
10 A Clayburn Road
Glen Eden
Ph (09) 818 7324

Beth St Claire – will see younger clients down to 16 – 14-15 year olds at her discretion
Youthline House
13 Maidstone Street
Ph: 09 623 0454 Mob: 027 4881 380

Margaret Bowman[verification needed] – Clinical Psychologist Some experience in couples work
4 Bethel Road
North Shore
Ph (09) 473 9316

Lynne Dunphy[verification needed] – Psychotherapist
At Auckland Family Counselling & Psycotherapy Centre Tuesdays and Thursdays
33 Owens Road, Eposm
Ph: (09) 638 7632
At The Bungalow, 268 Mt Albert Road, Sandringham on Fridays
Ph: (09) 629 2399 Or mobile 021 172 2963

Dr Kevin Appleton[verification needed] – (Psychiatrist) adults and children
Starfish Clinic

47 Old Mill Road
Grey Lynn
Ph (09) 372 3154

Dr Yvette Ahmand[verification needed] – (Psychiatrist) – child specialist
Starfish Clinic
47 Old Mill Road
Grey Lynn
Ph (021) 189 7540

Dr Ian Goodwin – (Psychiatrist)
185 Jervois Rd
Herne Bay
Ph. (09) 376-3176

Dr David Bullen[verification needed] – (Clinical Psychologist)
2E/10 Augustus Terrace, Parnell
Ph. 09 5225206

Voice Work

Roz Young - Speech Language Therapist - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Anita Rose[verification needed]
2 Charmley Rd
North Shore City
Phone: (09)444-3034
Anita has a number of transsexual clients