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MA LGBTQ+

About me

Welcome to my profile - I offer friendly, creative and in-depth Psychotherapy for individuals and couples and have over 15 years experience. The areas that I work with include; anxiety, LGBTQ+, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, sex and sexuality, trauma and low self-esteem. I have created unique tools to transform self-doubt and build confidence and also offer mindfulness as an effective way to deal with intrusive and negative thoughts. 

The style of my work is integrative, which means I use different models depending on your needs. I also draw on Existential Philosophy, which helps us understand what life is really like for you and what you may wish to develop or change. The Transpersonal aspect of my work looks at your innate potential beyond the difficulties of your life. This can enable exciting new possibilities, which may have not been considered and help repair self-confidence and trust in your life and relationships.

Clients come to work with me for a variety of reasons including; stress, low mood and feeling down, career changes, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, addictions, loss of confidence, loss of purpose and meaning, relationship betrayals and conflict, family dynamics, feelings of overwhelm and hopelessness. I also offer creative coaching as a way to find your creative expression or feel supported with projects you would like to get off the ground. 

Talking therapy can help you better understand repeating patterns and whatever might be holding you back or causing distress. You may have the feeling or desire to change something about your life but don't know where to start. Talking this through, giving voice to it and have me offer an outside persective can help create clarity and confidence in moving forward.

As a UKCP and BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapy I have a Masters Degree and Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy. Prior to training as a therapist I worked as a Designer creating interiors and exhibitions all over the world. Talking therapy helped me during a particularly stressful and anxious period of my life. It helped me make sense and figure out what I needed and how to get there. This is why I now offer this service to others.

“Therapy with Neil has helped me find some order during a very chaotic and difficult period in my life. Simply saying the words helped shine some light but the real benefit for me was putting structure to my thoughts and feelings. Being in an environment without an agenda and without judgment helped me better understand myself.” London, 2021.  

To find out more or to organise an initial session drop me a line. 

Below is a summary of the issues I often work with -

  • - Fear & anxiety
    - Self-doubt
    - Partnerships & marriages
    - Stress
    - Dream work
    - Loss and bereavement
    - Addiction
    - Social anxiety
    - Sex and sexuality
    - Relationship & family issues
    - Sexual abuse
    - Low self-esteem
    - Depression
    - LGBTQ issues
    - Compulsive behaviour
    - Body dysmorphia
    - Trauma
    - Affairs & betrayal
    - Shame
    - 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


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Training, qualifications & experience

Accreditations

UKCP

MBACP (Registered)

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy - CCPE

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

BA Degree in Design - Manchester Metropilitan University

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

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Fees

From £90.00 to £120.00

Additional information

Individuals: £90

Couples: £120

Online

The same fee applies for online and phones sessions.

Payment Method -

Fees are paid via bank transfer.




When I work

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Further information

My practice is currently based online.

My practice covers various areas in Central London and South London - Soho, Covent Gardent, Kennington, Vauxhall, Oval, Elephant and Castle, Camberwell, Brixton, Waterloo, Lambeth, Southwark, W1, W2, WC1, WC2, SW1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, NW1, N1, E11, SE1, SE17, SE16, SE15, SE17

Working online means I also provide therapy for clients throughout Europe and Asia. All online therapy takes place in the UK where I am registered.

Published articles

37 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Whatsapp