Neil Summers

Swindon, SN3
07767866521 07767866521

About me

Life can unravel when human beings experience trauma.

I offer different types support to help people explore greater independence, with the aim of helping people better cope with any current and future issues they may experience.

I am a counsellor and lecturer and have more than 38 years of experience in supporting, young people, adults and families.  I have been working as a certified Counselling Professional since 2017. I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Philosophy – University of the West of England.
  • MSc Applied Psychology  – University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Nursing with Education – Upper 2nd
  • Counselling Skills Certificate – University of the West of England.
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology - University of the West of England.Counselling skills, including solution focused approaches, and modules in working with; couples, families and young people
  • Certificate in Online Counselling skills – Online Counselling and Supervision Training organisation, OCST current

Professional Body Memberships

  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council – Registered Practitioner

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45 per weekly session of 50 minutes.

Payment by cash, cheque or bak transfer

Concessions available

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I have a current DBS check at the Enhanced level to work with Adults and Children.

I work with and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's "Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy".

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am currently offering evening telephone or video sessions 6pm, 7pm and 8pm I also offer Friday afternoon session 2pm, 3 pm and 4pm.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Neil Summers

Neil Summers