Neil Turner

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MA. Psych, UKCP, MBACP | LGBTQ+ | Online Therapy
Available for new clients
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London WC1A & SW4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

The aim of my practice is to support you through life's challenges and difficulties. I can help with areas where you feel stuck or aspects of your life you’d like to change, but don’t know where to start. With over 15 years experience, clients I work with often report feeling calmer, more confident and secure within themselves, their lives and relationships.

To get a better sense of how I might be able to help drop me a line to arrange a free call.

Are you looking to better understand your reactions, gain insights and practical tools to move forward? 

 Areas I often work with include;

  • Anxiety, fear and overwhelm
  • Stress and self-doubt
  • Social anxiety and self-consciousness
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Recovering from trauma and addiction
  • Developing confidence
  • Navigating open relationships
  • Improving low self-esteem

What others say;  

    “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.” May 2021.  

    "Therapy has been transformative really. Working through the grief of losing family in the way that I did was essential for me to be able to move on. Also, learning to embrace being creative - it was almost the birth of a new life and I used this to work through these difficult issues. It was great to have you as a guide and confidant through these difficult times. It didn’t feel like therapy as I had been expecting as there were no definite answers or firm directions from you. Instead, the focus on creativity made everything much more tangible for me.” July 2023

   “Neil’s helped me understand so much about myself, particularly how my family set up and past experiences have shaped the person I am and how I’ve been feeling about myself. He’s helped me challenge my own beliefs resulting in a transformation in my self-esteem. I’m the most confident version of myself to date and for the first time in my life I really like the person I am.” June 2024 

To find out more or to arrange an initial session please drop me a line on 07958 718139 or send me an email.

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 Metropolitan 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 Hyperhidrosis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship problems - Marriage and partnership counselling - 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

Fees

£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals: £95

Couples: £150

Online

The same fee applies for online and phone 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 Garden, 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, SW4

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.

LGBTQ+ and therapy

My interest is in helping clients form their own rules and ideas about relationships and what it means to be Gay or Queer beyond past difficulties and ongoing challenges, such as coming out. Understanding what rules they might be following that don't align with how they are or how they'd most like to live - and what the alternatives might be. Sexual shame is something I often work with and helping my clients to feel more confident and at ease with this part of themselves and their self expression.

Art and creative therapy

As a self-taught artist I studied Graphic Design and later 3D Designer in the 1980s at Manchester Metropolitan University and at RMIT in Australia. Then, in the early 90s I moved to London to pursue a career as an Interior and Exhibition Designer & in the 2000s retrained as a Transpersonal and Existential Psychotherapist.​ I use artwork in different ways depending on what motivates my clients. It's often a much easier and very enjoyable way in to personal material than talking alone that provides a deeper view. This might be through music, drawing, dreams and writing,

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom