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TaranWanderer |
Listener - Virtuoso

Listener Rating
5.0 star rating
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :)

Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran!

A bit about me:

๐ŸŒ’ I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally.

๐ŸŒ“ I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing.

๐ŸŒ” I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions.

๐ŸŒ• LGBTQ2S+ positive space
Number of Ratings: 84
Number of Reviews: 29
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Mar 26, 2015
Last Active in last 6 months
Progress Path Step 1,283
Cheers 183,535
People Helped 108
Chats 649
Group Support Chats 56
Listener Group Chats 33
Forum Posts 3,555
Forum Upvotes 5,522
Feedback & Reviews
A great listener! So nice and really cares
They are really kind and patient
Taran was very patient, kind, and understanding!
Very lovely
very caring! :)
She is an outstanding listener, genuinely listens to any and all that you have say and has well thought out responses each time. Couldn't ask for anyone better!
keep up the good work
Thank you for listening.
Kind, sweet and understanding listener.
A great listener and very helpful and caring. The best listener I've ever had :)
A great listener
Cool person who understands what I'm going through
Helped me out with deep insight. I appreciate the help a lot
So patient and kind, made me feel like I was talking to a close friend who actually cared. Thank you!!
He's so great
Thank you
Such a nice, caring person to talk to. Knows what they're talking about and is really thorough in trying to understand and help.
Wonderful conversation, I feel more connected and heard.
Great listener, very helpful
Helpful, thoughtful responses that seemed to be coming from a real human as opposed to just parroting back what I said.
Great listener! Taran did not shy away from talking about serious topics
lovely, empathetic listener. seems genuinely interested in helping & puts a lot of thought into responses โ™ก
Amazing listener
I still feel miserable, but this listener was great!
great listener and gave me a new insight. can't say enough thanks
Very kind, understanding, and aware
One of the better listeners I've come across. Her answers are insightful and well thought out which I appreciate.
Thank you!
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Questions Answered
Are there different types of depression?
May 2nd, 2017 6:57pm
How do I stop bad habits?
May 2nd, 2017 7:11pm
How can you beat depression without having friends and family to support you? Is it possible?
May 2nd, 2017 7:12pm
Are mood journals etc, actually helpful?
May 16th, 2017 7:26pm
Is it alright to feel nothing? Is it wrong to feel numb? I don't always feel nothing, but when I do, is it wrong?
May 2nd, 2017 7:35pm
Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?
April 26th, 2017 6:49pm
Why does hurting myself make me feel better? Should I stop hurting myself or is it the right thing to do?
May 16th, 2017 2:04pm
How do you instill hope into someone who has depression and thinks they can't get better?
May 2nd, 2017 7:02pm
who do you talk to about depression?
February 28th, 2016 9:52pm
What do I do when my husband is depressed?
May 2nd, 2017 6:58pm
I am struggling with codependency and depression. I cannot afford therapy. What can I do to get help?
April 12th, 2017 6:17pm
Is it normal to not want to get better?
April 19th, 2017 6:14pm
How do I cope with a sibling telling me my depression is a burden for them?
January 7th, 2020 1:04am
I am not diagnosed with depression, but I believe I have it. Could I still get admitted to a mental hospital for suicidal thoughts?
January 7th, 2020 12:57am
How do I tell an adult that I am being bullied and not look like a snitch?
May 2nd, 2017 6:59pm
How do I get people to accept my sexuality and not judge me or see me differently?
May 2nd, 2017 7:45pm
Why would someone who is already in pain wish to inflict it upon others?
April 12th, 2017 2:14pm
Is it normal for people to feel bullied but technically not be? Who decides what bullying really is?
May 2nd, 2017 7:01pm
What is causing me to cry all the time?
May 2nd, 2017 7:03pm
What coping skills can I use as an adult who has their own family?
May 2nd, 2017 7:05pm
Why can't I force myself to go to class?
April 12th, 2017 2:04pm
Does having anxiety mean your crazy/mental?
April 12th, 2017 2:30pm
Am I a burden to my family because they always have to drive me to therapy?
August 15th, 2017 9:08pm
Why do anxious feelings create the need to go to toilet frequently?
April 12th, 2017 1:50pm
How can I stop thinking about opinions of people which cause anxiety?
May 2nd, 2017 7:34pm
What triggers random anxiety and panic attacks when nothing is going on?
April 12th, 2017 6:20pm
How can I convince myself that my friends don't hate me? I have this irrational fear that they actually hate me.
April 26th, 2017 6:44pm
How do I overcome the fear of cashiers?
May 3rd, 2017 9:07pm
I feel extremely sick whenever I leave my house, what can I do?
April 12th, 2017 2:18pm
What are alternative ways besides medication to deal with the physical symptoms of anxiety?
April 12th, 2017 2:52pm
How can I overcome anxiety if I can't talk to a therapist or my own doctor?
April 12th, 2017 2:06pm
How do I know if I am transgender?
April 26th, 2017 6:50pm
What is asexuality?
September 15th, 2016 1:52pm
How can I accept the fact that I'm a bisexual and not have it change my life?
May 2nd, 2017 7:46pm
Why is it that so many people who identify in a way that has attraction to the same gender end up falling for one of your best friends?
May 2nd, 2017 7:08pm
How can I be a great advocate for the trans community as a cisgender individual?
May 2nd, 2017 8:36pm
I am very confused about my sexuality. How can I determine what my sexuality really is?
February 28th, 2016 11:25pm
How do I come out to my parents?
April 12th, 2017 2:21pm
What's transexuality? And what's the difference between that and transgender?
April 24th, 2020 7:16pm
If I am demisexual, do I still need to come out to my friends and family, and if so, how do I explain?
August 15th, 2017 9:04pm
I don't really feel like a girl or a guy. Is it possible to be neither?
September 5th, 2017 2:25pm
Where do you find other romantic asexuals? Or just other asexuals? It would be nice to have someone to talk to… because everyone else are so focused on sex.
August 15th, 2017 9:14pm
Can I just be a person, not a girl or a boy?
September 11th, 2017 9:35pm
I'm scare if I tell everyone that I'm gay. They will treat me differently and keep distance. Why am I gay?
November 21st, 2017 7:49pm
My parents don't know I'm gay and they are super religious, and homophobic how do I deal with this?
November 21st, 2017 7:40pm
I feel somewhat attracted to my same gender, but only want to date the opposite and would rather go all the way with them. I don't want to be bisexual because of religious beliefs. What do I do?
November 21st, 2017 7:45pm
My husband said he was gay is it a phase or no?
January 16th, 2018 5:44pm
Am I transgender? FtM
January 16th, 2018 5:48pm
How can I tell if Im bisexual or lesbian?
February 12th, 2018 5:51pm
Im so confused, i like girls and i like to do girly things, but im a boy. What am i?
January 12th, 2018 10:32pm
Would it be normal to choose a gender neutral name that i feel more comfortable with if i identify as agender?
January 12th, 2018 10:35pm
What do i identify myself with if im emotionally attracted to boys but physically and emotionally attracted to girls?
January 12th, 2018 10:28pm
Since I was 5, I've been 100% convinced I was meant to be born a boy, but in the last year I settled that I want to be both but more accepted and seen as male, but also as female. What does this mean?
February 12th, 2018 5:39pm
So im a boy and im gay. Ive recently been having dreams about my best friends that are girls sexually. I dont know if im gay straight or bi. Any ideas what this means?
February 12th, 2018 5:44pm
I rather have sex with a girl rather than a boy but I still think guys are cute or whatever i don’t understand what I am... what do I do?
February 12th, 2018 5:34pm
Is It possible for me to be men romantically,sexually,but not wanting to have sex with them and to not be girls rom.and sexually(in general)but want to experience sex with them?
February 12th, 2018 9:39pm
I've always thought of myself as a heterosexual until a few months ago, I'm 15, female and have a boyfriend but don't feel any sexual desire for him. I've started feeling attracted to girls?
February 12th, 2018 9:43pm
my daughter thinks she might be bi-sexual. She is only 11. How can I help her?
March 23rd, 2018 9:34pm
I don't like being a girl, but I don't want to be a guy, the idea of having a gender itself is terrifying to me. I've had crushes on girls, and I've been attracted to some guys. What's with me?
March 23rd, 2018 9:37pm
Iโ€™m bisexual, but not out to my parents. My boyfriend wants me to tell them, but Iโ€™m not ready. Is it bad that I donโ€™t want to come out yet?
June 15th, 2019 12:27pm
Erm this might be a bit silly, but would be agender be like when you donโ€™t really feel anything when being called a boy or a girl?
December 13th, 2019 2:03pm
I have been questioning my sexuality for about 3 months now and I still haven't landed on any thing. I think I might be pansexual but what if I am just subconciouly seeking attention? What do I do?
December 13th, 2019 2:08pm
My son is 7 and has shared he is gay. This makes absolutely no difference to me, as long as he grows up to be safe and happy. But I'm just curious to know if you can know you're gay at 7?
December 13th, 2019 1:56pm
Is someone who self harms also suicidal?
April 25th, 2017 6:39pm
Someone told me I'm at higher risk for skin cancer because I've self-harmed. Is that true?
May 23rd, 2017 3:54pm
Does self harming behaviour run in families ?
April 25th, 2017 6:03pm
Why do I feel the need to hurt myself?
May 2nd, 2017 8:45pm
How can we understand whether a person is self harming for attention or if it comes from a feeling of worthlessness?
April 18th, 2017 12:12am
What's the best way to tell my friends that I self harm without them telling anybody?
May 2nd, 2017 7:48pm
What is the best way to deal with a situation when you find yourself triggered?
May 2nd, 2017 6:01pm
How do accept your scars? How you deal with the always having to be reminded of your failure?
May 2nd, 2017 7:42pm
Why I can't stop self harming?
May 2nd, 2017 7:04pm
How to deal with self-harm alone?
April 26th, 2017 6:46pm
Does using acid to burn yourself count as self-harm?
April 19th, 2017 6:11pm
Is there a sexuality where you're physically attracted, to an extent, to the same sex but always picture yourself in a relationship with the opposite sex?
December 10th, 2019 11:48pm
Is it possible for a straight girl to be aroused by lesbian porn?
December 10th, 2019 11:42pm
I am bisexual but I want to be a boy. What does that make me?
January 7th, 2020 12:49am
Can you be bi and Non-binary?
April 14th, 2021 1:02pm
I was assigned at birth as a female and I think I act more feminine but I feel like I want people to call me a him am I transgender?
December 13th, 2019 1:59pm