Neill Bartlett - online and in-person psychotherapist
As a psychotherapist, I have a great deal of experience both in private practice and in the NHS of working with people living with chronic pain, with depression, anxiety and trauma. I also have considerable skills in helping people with problems related to overeating.
As well as seeing people on a 1:1 basis, I have a long history of working with small and larger groups around particular health issues. For instance, I currently support a number of businesses and NFP organisations affected by the COVID pandemic.
My approach to emotional and physical suffering is to try to help those people I work with to tackle their often long-standing problems whilst promoting self-acceptance and value-based action. An assumption I bring to my practice is that in order to make lasting changes in our lives we need firstly to accept where we actually are. This often means challenging some of the assumptions we might make about ourselves and perhaps about other people too. I always try to bring a sense of openness, of curiosity and of compassion to the therapeutic process.
I have a diverse range of influences in my work and don't think of any model of therapy as the best in an unqualified way. I registered as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the UKCP in 2003. Subsequently, I have studied contemporary forms of cognitive-behavioural therapy at Oxford and Bangor universities. I have a post-graduate qualification in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and have trained in acceptance and commitment therapy to an advanced level.
As an online therapist, I use zoom as my principal platform. I am proficient at using StarLeaf in my NHS work.
In 2022, I will complete an MA in Philosophy with the Open University.
I am in regular clinical supervision.
PLEASE NOTE: My consulting room is up one small flight of stairs.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Cert Mindfulness-based Approaches: Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, University of Bangor, 2014 – 2015 (2 years)
National Centre for Eating Disorders: Master Practitioner Programme – 2011
UKCP Psychotherapist, Arbours Association: 1998 – 2003
Mindfulness for Health & Well being: Breathworks Teacher Training (parts 1 + 2) – 2012
MBCT Intensive Teacher Training: Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice - 2018
Trauma Masterclass: British Psychological Society – 2018
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Pain: Bath Pain Service – 2017
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Pain: Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science – Brussels, 2014
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Advanced): Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre – 2012
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Foundation): Mindfulness Training Ltd – 2011
Clinical Skills in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre – 2011
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer other therapists and medical professionals training in managing chronic pain
I charge £50 for telephone sessions
I charge £65 for online sessions (preferred)
I charge £70 for face-to-face sessions
(I charge £40 for trainee counsellors/therapists)
Concessions offered for
The best thing to do is to call me to discuss the most suitable times for you
I offer a free half-hour telephone consultation for anyone interested in finding out about the help I might be able to offer.