Neil Atkinson. Short Term Counselling & Long Term Psychotherapy in Eastcote HA5
Please Note: I currently have limited availability on Tuesdays only.
I believe counselling provides the opportunity to share problems, concerns and difficulties in privacy and confidence, with a trained, experienced professional who has the time, skills and objectivity to listen, without judgment or criticism. This includes supporting you to make to your own decisions and helping you to consider the effects and consequences of those choices and actions.
I aim to offer a professional relationship in which we can explore your issues together, developing an understanding of how past experience may affect your current concerns.
We work together to explore personal resources and support which can be helpful in tackling difficulties. Where appropriate, we may identify ways to challenge negative thoughts or behaviour and to help build confidence and self esteem.
Although you should feel able to discuss any issue in your therapy, I do have experience and additional training in specialist areas, including what is called "interpersonal and relational trauma".
This area includes post traumatic stress, male and female childhood sexual abuse, male and female adult sexual assault and rape, male and female domestic abuse or violence as well as substance misuse issues. I also have experience of working with sexuality, sexual problems, sexual identity and gender identity issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) 1998
AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) 2001
BST Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Ericksonian) 2003
Registered Member British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (RMBACP)
In addition to over 20 years post-qualification experience in private practice, I have also worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, supporting people with a wide variety of psychological and emotional concerns. This includes NHS commissioned counselling services, the mental health charity Mind, domestic abuse services, substance misuse agencies and male sexual abuse and sexual assault services.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
For our initial meeting together to gather information and discuss your requirements, I charge an administration fee of £20.
Following an agreement to work together, there is a basic fee of £45.00 per 50 minute session.
Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or PayPal.
Weekly or monthly payment terms can be negotiated at our initial meeting.
Non payment of fees will result in termination of therapy.