Very happy that you have discovered us! There are always interesting discussion going on here so please feel free to join in.
Are you connected to the trans community in your area of the UK? Being among our peers is always helpful as it reminds us that we are not alone.
Of our 13,400+ members, a bit over 2,400 are list as being in the UK. You may search for them by clicking on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.
I would appreciate it if you completed your Profile page. It really is helpful for other members as it allow them information regarding what is happening for you, next steps, difficulties, etc. All threads will eventually sink to the bottom and get archived, but the Profile pages will always be readily available and can be updated at any time.
Finally, know that many have have worked with therapists and found the experience very helpful. It is very difficult for us to work through gender issues, and sexuality issues also, due to the potential for great upheaval in out lives. There is A LOT of fear and shame associated with it and it becomes very hard to think through this on our own. But, importantly, it is preferable to find a therapist with experience in gender issues as not everyone has this background.