Mindout LGB&T Mental Health Project
About LGBTQ Counselling at MindOut
LGBTQ Counselling at MindOut is a counselling service based in Brighton, which is run by and for LGBTQ communities. Our service is impartial, independent and non-judgemental.
All our counsellors identify as LGBTQ, and are either qualified from or training on, courses provided by recognised professional Counselling bodies. This means that all our LGBTQ Counsellors follow a code of ethics and values in relation to their counselling work with you. They all receive regular supervision and support alongside further training with us to ensure they are well equipped to understand therapeutic work within LGBTQ communities.
LGTBQ Counselling at MindOut provides relational counselling, which is not goal orientated, or about telling you what to do. Our LGBTQ counsellors will work to develop a trusting and confidential therapeutic relationship with you so that you can feel safe to work through the issues which are troubling you.
Our LGBTQ counsellors can work with a wide variety of issues, including gender, sexuality, bereavement, depression, anxiety, illness, disability, hate crime, stress, work issues, parenting, sex and relationships, lack of meaning, and eating disorders, the list is endless. Sometimes you may not know what the problem is, but just feel that you need some support. Whatever the issue our LGBTQ counselling service can help.
There is a charge for the LGBTQ Counselling service in the form of a weekly payment. We are committed to making the service affordable and have a sliding scale of fees based on your income and your circumstances to ensure you can afford to access the support you need.
We will be keep your waiting time to a minimum, which will be dependent on the availability of Counsellors, and on when you are free to come in to our offices in central Brighton. We will make sure you see a Counsellor as quickly as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our counsellors are LGBTQ, and are qualified from or attending Post Graduate level counselling courses recognised by professional counselling bodies.
Our counsellors are trained in LGBTQ affirmative practice and attend regular training in work with the LGBTQ communities.
To apply for counselling please email for an application or go to our website where a form can be downloaded, alternatively you can call on 01273234800
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
We offer short term counselling of up to 12 weeks, with fees on a sliding scale depending on your gross annual income.
MindOut is a project run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people. Our staff, volunteers and board of trustees, are all LGBTQ.
100% of our team also have lived experience of mental health needs, or caring responsibilities for a person with lived experience.
MindOut warmly welcomes everyone who wishes to use our services.