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Neil Loffhagen - LGBTQ/GSRD counsellor

Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 2PP
07973 206168 07973 206168
Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 2PP

About me

As a Gender, Sexuality, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) Therapist, based in Bracknell, serving the Berkshire area, my aim is to help you explore all aspects of your gender, sexuality, sex desires and relationships. I work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ+) people.

I offer full acceptance of who you are. I am happy and comfortable to work with and support you whatever your gender, sexuality, sex and relationships may be. Whatever you bring 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.

Being unique, the way we work together will be unique.

My aim is to help you in your journey to discover your potential. I am not here to tell you what to do; that is advice and any change would likely be short-lived. Through self-discovery, a power within can be found which may surprise you and those around you.

I offer full acceptance of who you are, to enable you to fully accept yourself.

What to do next -

If you feel we may be able to work together, please send me an email or call me on the number above, we could have a 10 minute conversation to discuss what may bring you to counselling and then if you feel comfortable doing so, we can then arrange our first session.

Some quotes

As, Brian Thorne, a person-centred therapist, said:

"I have discovered since that love devoid of understanding, although it can bring comfort and solace, can never heal."

My offering is unconditional love and acceptance, combined with understanding to help bring healing and thus any change you may be seeking. The overall aim is for you to have no need for a therapist or counsellor. As Brian Thorne also wrote:

"If therapy has been successful, clients will also have learned how to be their own therapist."

"It is as though he listened

and such listening as his enfolds us in silence

in which at last we begin to hear

what we are meant to be."

Lao-Tse

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been counselling for over 10 years. As well as seeing clients privately, I volunteer at SupportU, an LGBT charity, based in Reading, Berkshire.

Qualifications:

  • 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)
  • Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

NCP

The National Council of Psychotherapists

National Council of Psychotherapists

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

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, cheque, PayPal or using “mobile to mobile payments”.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Online Counselling

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:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-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.

4 Tocker Gardens
Warfield
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG42 2PP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Daytime, evenings and some weekends.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Neil Loffhagen - LGBTQ/GSRD counsellor

Neil Loffhagen - LGBTQ/GSRD counsellor