Neil Turner MA UKCP MBACP - Individuals & Couples
37 Museum Street
231 Shoreditch High Street
In my practice I offer Integrative Psychotherapy, which I find to be very helpful for - anxiety, depression, loss, self-doubt, career concerns, relationship issues, family dynamics, addictions, stress, sexuality, LGBT issues, self-doubt and low self-esteem.
I have had a private practice for over 10 years now. Previously I worked as a Designer for over 20 years before re-training and changing direction. I continue to work creatively and art is a big part of my life.
Psychotherapy, which is also a very creative process, 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. As a result tension, fear, stress and confusion begins to ease as more possibilities and understandings arise.
What to expect
For individuals -
We aim to meet on a weekly basis and this can be for a defined period of time or on an on-going arrangement. Our work is confidential and I provide a safe space for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. These may be be current or they may be difficulties that you've been struggling with for some time. I ask all clients to keep a psychotherapy journal in which to make notes, record dreams and do some of the exercises I offer. It helps to have a record so that you can assess how things will have progressed and changed.
Below is what a recent client offered at the end of our work together -
“Therapy is not just about sitting and listening, it’s about actively choosing to make a change in the behaviors that are bringing you down. While this can be incredibly daunting, I have found that applying the techniques I learned in therapy have helped me immeasurably.” (2018)
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 to 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 for couples to learn new ways to communicate and as a result develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner and the relationship itself.
Here’s what a recent client said at the end of our work together -
“Couples therapy has been such a wonderful, life-changing experience for me. I think there is a taboo about seeking help if you are a young couple and are not yet married or have children. I am so glad we came to see Neil; he has given us so many techniques and created a space in which to really get to know each other and consciously decide how we would like too cultivate our relationship.” (2018)
Some of the Issues I've worked with (individuals and couples) 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
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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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.
- 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