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About me

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

Core Training:

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

Relevant CPD:

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

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer other therapists and medical professionals training in managing chronic pain

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytic therapy

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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

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


The best thing to do is to call me to discuss the most suitable times for you

Further information

I offer a free half-hour telephone consultation for anyone interested in finding out about the help I might be able to offer.

Neill Bartlett
Winstanley House (room 1)
4 Market Hill
Saffron Walden
CB10 1HQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I regret that wheelchair users will not be able to access my room. I will always seek to offer the best quality online service to all my patients.

Types of client

Older adults


I have supervised medical and psychiatric doctors in training over many years.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Neill Bartlett - online and in-person psychotherapist

Neill Bartlett - online and in-person psychotherapist