Dr Neil Lamont, CPsychol, BPS, UKCP regd.

Dr Neil Lamont, CPsychol, BPS, UKCP regd.

92-94 Tooley Street
London Bridge
London
SE1 2TH

07532 270397

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92-94 Tooley Street
London Bridge
London
SE1 2TH

07532 270397

About me

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 incorporate both CBT and ACT therapeutic techniques with my existential grounding to address obstacles to wellbeing.

I also have extensive experience of working with people who are attracted to same sex, 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 provides clinical supervision to a substance addiction recovery service and also teaches on the doctoral counselling psychology training programme at the Existential Academy in London, UK.

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 - BPS

Registered Psychotherapist  - UKCP

Chartered Member of Counselling Psychology Division of 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

Qualifications:

Practitioner doctorate (DCPsych) at Middlesex University/New School of Psychotherapy (my specialist research focused upon time-limited therapy)

MSc Counselling Psychology New School of Psychotherapy, London

Several Continuing Professional Development courses and workshops including: Couples Counselling, Brief Therapy, CBT for Trauma, Solution Focused Therapy

Certificate in Psychotherapy Regents College, London

BA (Hons) Psychology 1995 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


Publication:

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC
BPS
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Current Availability:


Further information

Confidentiality:

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

London, SE1 2TH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a trained supervisor and currently provide individual and group clinical supervision to therapy practitioners at a chemical addiction recovery charity in West London.

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