Dr. Neil Gibson
A highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I have worked with people with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, panic, trauma, identity and relationship issues. You are most welcome to contact me for a free initial telephone consultation.
Many people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Sometimes problems may be longstanding, sometimes they occur out of the blue or because of a crisis. It may even me that your problem is difficult to define, or that you feel that something just 'isn't right'. Whatever the case, talking to a qualified psychotherapist gives you an opportunity to talk though your concerns in a confidential, non-judgmental space. As a trained psychotherapist I use my knowledge, skills and experience to help you deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can begin to make a positive difference to your life.
The First Meeting
The first session will be a chance for me to make a fuller assessment of your situation, and is an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me and my approach to therapy. There is no obligation to continue.
My Approach to Therapy
I am the only qualified existential psychotherapist in the North East. The existential approach, while incorporating the general clinical applications of psychology, is primarily interested in exploring the deeper meanings of your life and suffering, so that you can live more fully and with more clarity.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for people who have experienced psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences, such as assault, road traffic accidents, war trauma, torture, natural or man-made disasters, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. EMDR is also increasingly used to treat symptoms which are not necessarily trauma-related, such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues and other anxiety-related disorders.
During EMDR treatment you will be asked to bring to mind a traumatic memory in brief sequential doses while simultaneously tracking my hand across your field of vision. This process facilitates access to the traumatic memory network of the brain and the information is processed with new associations. This process, often within only 6-12 sessions, diminishes the emotional and physiological distress.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend EMDR as a first-line treatment for trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2004 I began a psychotherapy training at the New School of Psychotherapy, London, under the tutelage of internationally renowned Professor Emmy van Deurzen with whom I also apprenticed as a group therapist.
As well as in the UK, I have worked in Australia and the Netherlands, and I provide supervision to psychotherapists and therapists in training.
I am registered with the following clinical governing bodies: UKCP (No:08159809), SEA (no:185), BACP (No:579777); EMDR UK & Ireland (No:G0267)
EMDR Accredited with EMDR UK&Ireland
D.Prof. Existential Psychotherapy, Middlesex University (2013)
M.A. Existential Psychotherapy, Sheffield University (2008)
M.A. Humanistic Counselling, University of Durham (2001)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment Session: £65
Psychotherapy £80 per hour.
EMDR: £80 per hour.
Supervision: £65 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day, evening, and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am committed to delivering professional, thoughtful supervision in a way that allows honest reflection and curiosity so that we can think deeply and creatively together about your work.