Hi, I'm Neil and I offer bereavement, grief and loss counselling.
I know how miserable and lost it feels when you lose those people that you love. How unfair grief is and how difficult it can be to work out who you are and what is the point.
Unwanted feelings, depression and difficult, possibly suicidal life ending thoughts are all very commonly experienced with grief and I offer a safe space to work with you to help you understand where you now find yourself and what might help you manage how you are feeling.
I have no expectations or agenda and work in a collaborative and exploratory way with whatever you decide to bring to the session and in ways that are meaningful to you - whether that be talking therapy or worksheets for example.
Unfortunately, I can never guarantee any outcomes from therapy but hopefully, the work we do together will help enable you to form a healthy relationship with your grief and move from the dark place you now find yourself into somewhere that has more light in it again.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have built my experience providing voluntary counselling at a local palliative hospice and was awarded my MSc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele in 2021.
I have full professional and public liability insurance and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (which may be found on their website) and have regular supervision with a senior practitioner.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£50 for a 60 minute session and we can discuss this at our initial chat if you want to proceed.
I currently offer sessions by Telephone or Online (eg. Zoom) as I do not have an office space at the moment and usually work on a session-by-session basis based on your requirements.
I offer an initial no obligation free 30 minute chat to give you the opportunity of seeing if I am the right therapist for you and to ask me any questions you might have and then if you want to proceed we can sort out the times for any agreed therapy sessions.
You are also welcome to email me with any questions you may have about the service I offer.