Everyone gains something through their involvement with Chrysalis and everyone gives back to the community we create and nurture. Chrysalis staff and volunteers work hard to create safe, supportive environments and to deliver the very best support they can to our members and the wider community. Nothing says that we are getting it right better than the words of those who have gained from being part of Chrysalis.
Thank you so much for the link. I’m sorry I didn’t say anything I was a bit nervous of joining in but loved just listening to the conversation. It was my first time being seen dressed by anyone and has done my confidence the world of good. So very happy
Barny is a lovely genuine counsellor who goes the extra mile from rescheduling appointments to sticking around on calls a bit longer when I’m an emotional mess. I want to thank Barny from the bottom of my heart and I’m grateful for his help and is a outstanding counsellor to support us all.
It is a major highlight of my week and allows me to talk to someone. I particularly enjoy the unbiased and separated talk from my daily life without feeling like I am being a burden on anyone. It is lovely to hear from [my one to one support person] and helps me a lot in recentering myself every week and helps get over my cabin fever.
The main gain I feel for myself is a sense of immense relief. All the things I was worrying about or was crossing my mind pauses for a moment and I just focus on the one to one talks that often went into ramblings of what I am doing the next few days and highlighting fun things like D&D etc filling the talks with giggling and joy.
… I absolutely adore everything Chrysalis does for the local trans community
My latest hero is Peter who as my chrysalis Counsellor is making a huge difference to my life.”
It’s been a really positive experience.”
Not only to help me find my voice but to help me form friendships.
It was lovely to talk to An she is a lovely lady and made me feel at ease.
When I first realised, I was trans I didn’t feel like there was anyone I could talk to about it without judgement but Chrysalis provided that space for me. Counselling with Andi helped me understand myself and find clarity and peace that I could not have imagined before. I cannot understate how much of a positive impact Chrysalis has had on my life.
Since Covid 19, although I haven’t been able to attend my parents’ meetings or my counselling sessions, Chrysalis has been there for me.
The group facilitator has stayed in touch by text and phone and I have been continuing my counselling sessions by phone.
My trans daughter and I owe a lot to Chrysalis. They are a dedicated group of people who understand our situation and provide vital support and information
She is so knowledgeable. Really amazing person
The Trans* and Questioning Support Group enables me to better manage stress and anxiety by sharing feelings and experiences with sympathetic company, and one-on-one in concomitant private counselling. As someone who has isolated themselves for most of their life due to insecurity, Chrysalis has been an invaluable lifeline, and they’ve helped me reach a place of unaccustomed contentment and happiness.
“When the COVID-19 lockdown began those feelings of isolation resurfaced in a startling fashion. Chrysalis have managed to continue providing one-on-one and group support, while respecting social distancing, by taking their sessions online. Undoubtedly, my mental health would have suffered if not for their continued efforts and I am thus extremely grateful.
Being able to talk to other Trans and Non-Binary people about issues we face and experiences we share is incredibly validating and I am so grateful that Chrysalis provides a space where this is possible. Max is a wonderful guy whose positive energy makes him easy to talk to about anything I am concerned about without fear of being judged or dismissed. Since the lock-down, I am relieved and excited that Chrysalis meetings have been continuing through online video calls and have been continuously impressed by how this is organised and implemented. Although I think the virtual meetings will never be a replacement for the actual in-person gatherings, they have been incredibly beneficial in the current circumstances and I look forward to seeing and hearing everyone each week.