Neil Weston (MBACP)
In times of uncertainty, such as we are facing at present, it is just as important as ever to feel a sense of connection, to reflect, to process. Online therapy offers that opportunity.
Take an hour of your week to talk about what's on your mind. Talking these thoughts and feelings over or even setting goals as to how you can get things done can provide a renewed sense of purpose, direction and help to lift low mood.
Many of us experience stress, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low self-esteem or feelings of sadness. Our thoughts can feel intense and confusing and it can seem difficult to know how to go about starting to sort them out.
I specialise in working with clients to help them overcome these issues. Seeing them make progress with this is what gives me real satisfaction in doing my job.
I also have experience of helping people progress with recovery from addictions.
Additionally, I make use of a technique that has helped many people overcome various phobias.
I have over 600 hours counselling experience helping real people process and manage issues they experience relating to everyday life.
It can be challenging to reach out and seek help and I understand that. But once you have made that decision, progress can be made and challenging and difficult life situations can feel easier to manage. I hope to help you in the same way I've helped others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (AQA)
8 years counselling experience.
Experienced in working with clients in addiction recovery.
5 years experience gained working in local authority addiction recovery services in Suffolk.
18 months experience of facilitating recovery peer support groups for an on-line rehab organisation.
Also work as a freelance Mental Health Mentor - including with adults studying in higher education.
I hold an enhanced DBS check, which is updated annually.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 1 hour session.
Face to face and online sessions available.