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During this lockdown in South Australia, it is vital to be mindful of your mental health, particularly if you already are carrying other mental burdens - like being LGBTIQ. Many LGBTIQ people...

Transgender Day of Visibility

This is Sorèl. Those in society, and in my church, who would rather I could be erased, remain, on this Day of Transgender Visibility, somewhat disappointed. This woman is not for erasing.


A special message for transgender youth

One cohort of clients are close to my heart: adolescents. Being a teenager can often be a confusing and challenging transitional journey from being a child to becoming an adult. Maturity is a...


One Life To Live is a welcoming, accepting and affirming counselling and clinical practice.

  • Carrington House, 61-63 Carrington Street, Adelaide
    Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm

Our staff have been trained to attend to the particular needs of our clients, with an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and acceptance. They always look forward to answering your questions and to make a booking for you.

Please telephone our office on (08) 8237 0577.

We value and respect diversity. 

Everyone who wishes to use services is welcome to self-refer, so a referral from your general practitioner or specialist is not necessary.  Referrals are welcome from medical and allied-health professionals who wish to offer more specialised mental-health services to their clients.

We promote health and wellbeing, equip people to begin flourishing in their lives again, to discover their purpose, meaning, and direction in life. 

If you are experiencing difficulties with mood, like anxiety and depression, or issues relating to stress, relationships, employment, finances, and health, or you need support through periods of change and transition, or in times of loss and grief, then AGCC the right choice for you.


A particular area of therapeutic interest for us is gender. Gender influences much of who we have been, who we are, who we are destined to become. Gender shapes our roles as fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters. It influences the nature of many of our relationships in our society, in our families, and in the jobs we choose. Gender politics is never far from our discussions in the media. At Adelaide Gender Counselling & Consulting, we can help you understand and fathom the difficulties we sometimes experience because of gender-related issues.

One Life To Live offers a complete WPATH hormone therapy and surgery assessment and referral programme for adolescents and adults experiencing gender dysphoria.


A quickly growing cohort of clients at One Life To Live are adolescents experience gender-incongruence. We are especially sensitive to the needs of these young people, their parents, families and friends. One Life To Live can provide counselling and WPATH assessment for this important group of people.

Regional, Remote, and Interstate Clients Welcome!

As part of our commitment to be inclusive, One Life To Live is fully equiped with secure e-consultaton software. This provides the opportunity of video and audio conferencing for regional, rural and interstate people to access our services. We will help you break down the barriers of distance. Please telephone our office as special arrangements need to me made to make e-consultations.

Financial Asssistance

A limited number of appointments are available for clients experiencing genuine financial difficulty. Discounts and payment plans are available through negotiation with your therapist. Please contact our friendly administrative staff to discuss how we can help you.

Sorèl Coward

Sorèl is the Director of Adelaide Gender Counselling & Consulting.  Sorèl has spent over twenty years in the social well-being sector. After ten years as an Anglican parish priest, she finished her studies in psychology and became a community mental health practitioner with a large NGO. Sorèl then began her internship as a psychologist during which time she came out as transgender, changed professions and completed a Masters in Social Work.

Sorèl currently works at Adelaide Gender Counselling & Consulting, a private practice she founded, as an Accredited Social Worker. Sorèl is currently applying for candidature in a PhD examining ageing transgender Australians, family diversity and social well-being.

Sorèl is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH), the National LGBTI Health Alliance, and the LGBTIQ Advisory Group to the Council of the Ageing.

Sorèl’s Background

Sorèl has been a community mental health practitioner, psychologist and currently practices as a social worker, psychotherapist, organisational consultant and trainer.

Sorèl operates out of values-based practice framework which is client-driven, strengths and solutions focused, narrative grounded, where growth is the goal.  This framework is explained further here.


Professional Services

The practice divides its time between therapeutic work – based from our office in Carrington Street, Adelaide – and LGBTIQA+ Clinic work, and professional consultancy and training.  For further information, you can read more here.


    • Bachelor of Systematic Theology

    • Graduate Diploma of Psychology

    • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology Honours)

    • Masters of Social Work


In 2017 Sorél completed a major piece of research for the Parliament of South Australia which resulted in a report being presented to the South Australian parliament.  The report addressed innovative responses in the care of people with Lewy Body Dementia:   A Sense of Self_Hope in Lewy Body Disease.  Her research has been published in the South Australian Parliamentary Library.

Her previous significant piece of research was for the CSIRO Centre for Health and Wellbeing and focus on examing the psychosocial factors associated with weight regain after people had lost weight on the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

Sorèl brings together her training as a psychologist and as a social worker in a way that is clinically refreshing, client centred and deeply reflective.  

Sorèl is currently undertaking research in preparation to begin a Ph.D about older transgender Australians, family diversity, and social well-being. While most research has focussed on psychosocial perspectives this piece of research brings in a wider a view using sociology to unearth what role our society plays in defining the identities, relationships, roles, and social experiences of gender-diverse people.






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