Dr Neil Lamont, CPsychol, BPS, UKCP regd.
Deciding to come to counselling can be about taking control of your life and offers a real opportunity for change and self-development. I offer a welcoming, confidential and safe space. I will work with you to reach a deeper understanding of your issue, why it is so, how you currently are in the world and with the people in your life - and how you want it to be.
I am principally informed by an existential and philosophical approach to counselling psychology but I am also trained in other primary approaches used today which I draw upon when appropriate. This means that we can work from a broad perspective and tailor the work to what best works for you.
Substantial experience working with much of life problems including relationship issues, anger management, bereavement, anxiety, addictions, depression, anxiety, phobia, stress, low self-esteem, concerns about sexual orientation, trauma and abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), sexual health (including HIV diagnosis).
I am particularly interested and experienced in working with historical issues of self-esteem and identity crises; how these can manifest themselves in a variety of ways (for example, problem relationships with food, alcohol, sex).
I also have extensive experience of working with people who are attracted to same gender, and seeking to develop a more affirmative relationship to their sexuality and way of being in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
Neil is a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP registered psychotherapist. He has worked for various psychotherapy organisations since 2003 in both individual and group therapy settings and has experience of working with a diverse range of issues in a number of settings. He is the Deputy Programme Leader of the doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy at NSPC Ltd and also provides clinical supervision to both trainees and accredited practitioners.
As well as working in private practice, Neil works with major healthcare providers offering counselling to corporate employees and provides on-site trauma support at emergencies and critical incidents. He is one of a small team of support therapists for the IPCC Hillsborough Inquiry. He is also an oncology specialist therapist for people affected by a cancer diagnosis (for this he recently fronted a media campaign for how to address cancer within the family).
Neil conducts therapeutic groups for men living with sex and substance addictions for a sexual health charity in Central London having previously worked for several years individually with people affected by HIV and issues with sexuality at this service.
Prior to embarking upon a career in counselling psychology, he worked in global corporate management settings facilitating organizational and system change - work which was both challenging and rewarding. It is Neil's view that this previous career experience has helped him significantly to understand the pressures and demands that we can face and the challenge of achieving balance between our work and private lives.
Accreditation and professional memberships:
Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered Psychotherapist - UKCP
Chartered Member of Counselling Psychology Division of BPS.
Registered Clinical Supervisor (RAPPS) - BPS
As a member of the above organisations, I adhere to, and am bound by, their codes of ethical practice.
Member of Society of Existential Analysis
Deputy Programme Leader - Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy, NSPC Ltd/Middlesex University
Deputy Programme Leader - Certificate in Existential Coaching, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Existential Academy, London
UKCP - member of International Committee
Lamont, N. (2012) 'The End in Sight. Engaging with an existential understanding of time when working in time-limited practice' in Journal of Existential Analysis, 23.1.
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling 20th Anniversary Conference, British Library, July 2016 - invited speaker
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Session fees for individuals at my London Bridge practice are £90, and for couples the fee is £100. We will typically meet at the same time and place weekly for an agreed number of sessions.
Some reduced rates are available for people on low incomes.
While I of course understand that the unexpected can disrupt your ability to always keep your appointments, the session time allocated to you is exclusively yours and is not filled by anyone else in your absence. As such, there is a cancellation policy as follows:
Pre-planned missed sessions (e.g. holidays) – no charge.
Unscheduled missed sessions – £20 charge.
Same-day cancellations - full fee.
Given the often sensitive nature of the issues brought to counselling, it is important to emphasise that you will be afforded a safe and confidential place in which to explore. As outlined above, I adhere to the ethical guidelines and regulations of my accrediting organisations which seek to ensure that you are offered a respectful and legitimate service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a trained and accredited supervisor (RAPPS - British Psychological Society) and currently provide group clinical supervision to doctoral student trainees and also to practitioners.View supervision profile