Neville Tomlinson MSc PGDip MBACP(Registered)
''You talk to people about how things are.'' is how my children describe counselling and I think their definition is very perceptive. My goal is to give you 'Time to talk, Time to be heard and Time for you' in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment. In practice what this means is that I offer clients the opportunity to talk openly about what is distressing them and restricting their potential to be the person they want to be.
I say 'want to' as I believe there is a tendency for many of us to think about what we 'should do' to lead a 'normal' life. This can suppress our own emotions and uniqueness, and often lead us to live our lives according to what is best for others rather than what is best for our own wellbeing. To put that at the forefront of your thoughts isn't about being selfish it is simply about taking care of yourself so that you have more energy and enthusiasm to do the things you want to do. Counselling at its best can give the individual an opportunity to discover what they want to change in their lives, what they want to stop hurting etc. What I seek to do is work with you and provide space for you to review and hopefully come to terms with those parts of your life which trouble you, thus giving you the opportunity to make changes and your own choices for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychological Trauma (University of Chester)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Chester)
Foundation Training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Birmingham)
University of Chester. Visiting Lecturer (from August 2017).
Glyndwr University, Wrexham. Visiting Lecturer (October 2015 to date).
Centre for Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (University of Chester); Support and Consultancy Unit (October 2013 to October 2015)
Member of the BACP Healthcare Executive Committee (June 2014 to June 2016).
Member of the Editorial Board for 'The Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care' (University of Chester)
Deputy Manager (previously Counselling Co-Ordinator) at Telford Mind (August 2011 to July 2013)
Probation Alcohol Counsellor (February 2009 to August 2011)
AXIS Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Services 'From Victim to Survivor - Childhood Sexual Abuse'
NOCN. Mediation Skills (6 credits at Level Three)
Impact AAS Alcohol Awareness Training Programme
Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board Level 1 training in Child Protection
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
£40 per hour (the first session may last for up to an hour and a half and will still be charged at the hourly rate)
Concessions are available (eg students)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime as well as evening appointments.
Types of client