Neil Turner MA, MBACP, UKCP
"How can you feel more free within yourself?" The style of my work is both Existential and Transpersonal. Part of our shared human experience is encountering feelings of fear, doubt and confusion. Being human also means that, despite our relationships, we tend to feel alone with these painful feelings. The aim of my work is to offer you a way to feel less isolated with your experiences and as a result develop insight into your life. This then enables new confidence within yourself and your relationships. I also offer various exercises and practices to explore in between sessions. Some of the queries we may explore together include;
"How do you want to live and how can you get there?"
"What is blocking you?"
"What does it mean to accept yourself?"
Much of my work has included working with - anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-doubt, stress, building self-confidence, relationships, bullying, self harm and sexuality. I have over 10 years experience, a masters degree in Psychotherapy and have practiced meditation for 30 years. Before training as a therapist I worked as a Designer.
Psychotherapy with me offers a unique opportunity to gain new perspectives that may not yet have been considered. This opens things up and anxious beliefs that may have been the cause of stress start to shift and change.
What to expect during the session
During your first session we explore the issues, check that psychotherapy is the right action for you and see how you feel about working with me. After that I offer 4 initial sessions as an assessment period. This allows time to really see whether working together can help you moving forward. At this point we review and if we agree that this is of benefit we would then continue our work together on a weekly basis.
For individuals -
Our work together is confidential and is a space for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. These may be related to current situations or difficulties that you've been struggling with for some time. My job is to reflect back what I hear and help you get a sense of the patterns that may be keeping you stuck or causing distress. Together we then explore how best to move forward. It can be a huge relief to give voice to difficulties feel heard and understood. I also offer exercises and work to do in between sessions.
For couples -
Often couples who come to work with me describe having lost connection with each other. This loss of connection is very painful and is often at the heart of most relationship conflict. I see much of my work as helping couples find their way back into connection.
We aren't taught how to be in a relationship or how best to express our needs and fully understand the needs of our partner. What I offer is an opportunity to learn new ways to communicate and as a result develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner and the relationship itself.
Some of the Issues I've worked with include -
- Fear & anxiety
- Partnerships & marriages
- Loss and bereavement
- Social anxiety
- Sex and sexuality
- Relationship & family issues
- Sexual abuse
- Low self-esteem
- LGBT issues
- Compulsive behaviour
- Body dysmorphia
- Affairs & betrayal
- ME and health issues
"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." Oscar Wilde
Training, qualifications & experience
MA degree - Psychotherapy and Counselling - Northampton University
Certificate in Advanced Dream Work
Post-grad accredited Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - CCPE
Certificate in Counselling and Hypnotherapy - Regents College
Other counselling experience
The Samaritans / NHS counselling service / GMI counselling for gay men /
The Maudsley clinical psychiatric training / Fresh Start low-cost counselling
Other relevant experience
Advanced dreamwork DRI / Social Dreaming GLF / EcoPsychology Revision /
Workshop facilitator - Social Dreaming, Self-Doubt and Social Anxiety / Vipassana
meditation / Work with Hyperhydrosis
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship problems - Marriage and partnership counseling - Civil partnerships - Anxiety, Fear - Panic attacks - Social anxiety - Social phobia - Dreams - LGBT issues - Risky sexual behaviour, Shame, Self-doubt, Internalised homophobia, Grief, Self-hatred, Feeling low and lacking energy - M.E - Insomnia - Stress - Money and finance anxiety - Debt - Jealousy and envy - Worry - Anger - Rage - Drugs - Alcohol - Sex - Sexuality - Sexual compulsion - Sex addiction - Self-harming through sex - Creativity - Gay men issues - Gay women/Lesbian issues - Coming out - Homophobia - Creative blocks - Fear about the future - Work related anxiety - Exam stress - Sibling rivalry - Affairs and betrayal - Poor self image - Identity crisis - Adoption - Abortion - Health and illness - Affairs and betrayals - Career change - Disputes - Conflict - Armed forces - Trauma - Loneliness - Isolation - Divorce - Separation - Marriage
Photos & videos
(some concessions are available)
The same fee applies for Skype and phones sessions.
Payment Method -
Fees can be paid via cash, PayPal or bank transfer.
- ‘Personal archaeology’ - the benefits of exploring the past
- Coping with anxiety / part one - 'transforming self-doubt'
- Is self-doubt the biggest challenge you face?
- Relationships - When couples are all at sea
- What is social anxiety?
- Facing the void - when a relationship ends
- 5 ideas for coping with anxiety - part 1
- The future of anxiety
My practice is based in -
In Bloomsbury WC1A, opposite the British Museum. Very close to Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square tube stations.
Also in the City E1, close to Liverpool Street and Old Street tube station and Shoreditch High Street Overground station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Types of client