Neil Loffhagen - LGBTQ/Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Counsellor
As a Gender, Sexual, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapist, my aim is to help you explore all aspects of your gender, sexuality, and relationships. I offer full acceptance of who you are. I will work positively with you and support your gender and sexuality. Whatever you bring I feel we will be able to explore together, leading to greater self-acceptance, plus greater personal peace. No issue is considered more important than another. Every area you bring is of unique importance. We are each unique, so the way we work together will be unique. My aim is to help you in your journey.
I use Zoom. After we have made contact and a session is booked, I will send you a link to a Zoom meeting. Zoom is accessible via an app or web browser. It can be accessed using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Here's a link to a brief video on joining a Zoom meeting:
To keep thing secure and private, once we have started the meeting, I will lock it, so that no one else can join. On the vary rare occasions that we may lose our internet connection, it will be worth trying to reconnect. If that is not possible for any reason, we can decide via phone what you would prefer to do. Depending on how long is left in the session, we could postpone until another time, or use phones instead.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling for 10 years. As well as seeing clients privately, I volunteer at SupportU, an LGBT charity, based in Reading, Berkshire.
- Currently studying Diploma in Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy
- Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy
- Essentials in Gender And Sexual Diversity Therapy
- Diploma in Person-Centred counselling
- BA (Hons) in psychology
Member of the following organisations:
- Registered Member of National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
The National Council of Psychotherapists
National Council of Psychotherapists
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with the Gender, Sexuality, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities.
I charge £60 per counselling hour. This is for 60 minutes. First sessions are half usual cost, providing you the opportunity to see if working together will suit you.
We are all unique in what works best for us, so a session can be longer or shorter according to your wishes. This is open for discussion. Costs are then charged pro-rata. Some concessions are available for students and others.
Payment can be by cash, PayPal or BACS.
Concessions offered for
Daytime and evenings.