Neil is a qualified Integrative Counsellor having completed a Diploma in Counselling from the University of the West of England. Neil also has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and he is a member of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Neil draws from a wide range of theories and approaches such as Relational, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt, depending on each person’s specific needs and situation. Neil believes that whilst one person’s difficulties may be in some ways like another’s, everyone’s situation is unique and, therefore, there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ or ‘off the shelf’ approach to therapy.
Neil has worked within the NHS providing support to both NHS staff and to the general public. As a result, he has experience of supporting people with: Anxiety and panic attacks, depression, stress, self-esteem and confidence issues, domestic abuse, anger, bereavement, gaslighting, childhood abuse and trauma, and relationship and family issues.
Neil has also worked with people who have previously had experience of CAMHS and have received psychiatric diagnoses such as ‘schizophrenia’, ‘psychosis’ and ‘bipolar affective disorder’. Neil believes strongly in the inner potential of people to address and overcome the experiences and situations that distance us from our ability to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. Neil will work alongside you throughout your therapy sessions providing an honest, open, confidential and thoroughly supportive experience.