I live on the other side of the world to you, but are on the same journey as you, just a few years ahead.
My first recommendation would to be to see a specialist in Gender issues - I believe that you can do that on the National Health system. This will be necessary if you are going to get that all important recommendation to have SRS; even if you went to Thailand you still need that letter as they have tightened up their requirements in the last few years.
My second suggestion would be to join/contact a transgender support group. I am sure there will be one in your area - I was helped a lot by the one I joined and finding one in your own country, they will be able to point you to local services.
Don't be in such a hurry to loose your "male bits" - I know it can be distressing, but if you are going for SRS, you will need all the available material you can get if you want a really good result.
Re the hormones, tablets or injections are the normal way - I have not heard of the method you are asking about.
I joined a couple of the Yahoo trans groups, namely FFS-Support, FFS-2 and Trans-Surgery: I found these groups valuable in gaining support and more importantly, gaining good information from those that have been through it all
Good luck on your journey, it can be challenging, but the end result is well worth while.