Neil Young

Neil Young

Arts Therapist in London

In the busy-ness of the modern world, psychotherapy offers the chance to bring about meaningful change in our lives. It is rare to have a confidential space - away from our lives, families, and work - to explore difficult feelings and experiences. Therapy gives permission for us to talk about whatever we need to. It can also allow reconnection to hope, humour and passions. I offer therapy as a space to explore where you are at - what it is bringing you now and the change you are hoping for. I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients - in terms of age, ability, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, race and sexuality - offering both short- and long-term therapy.

Background & Qualifications

I am accredited as a psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I have a certificate in humanistic counselling from the Gestalt Centre and trained for five years at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE), with a focus on humanistic, psychodynamic and relational therapeutic models - qualifications accredited by the University of East London. I am also trained to work with the arts (art, clay, movement, music, poetry, puppetry, sand tray, dreams and metaphors) so this can be part of the work if this is of interest to you.

IATE (2018) MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
IATE (2017) Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
IATE (2015): Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts
Gestalt Centre (2009): Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills
I am accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and follow their standards of proficiency. I have regular supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have also been in personal therapy for over ten years.

In addition to my work in City Therapy Rooms, I also see clients at ELOP - a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community project in east London.

I also facilitate training, run conferences and write journal articles. Prior to becoming a therapist I worked for many years as a youth worker, advisor to the Mayor of London, in research, event and project management roles as well as designing social media campaigns and time as a freelance photographer.

My Specialisms

I work with whatever issues and feelings you bring, and that come up for you during the therapy. That said, I am have particular experience in working with people exploring:
-Anxiety and depression
-Anger management & conflict
-Bereavement, grief and loss
-Change and transitions
-Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
-Faith and spirituality
-Family conflict issues
-Gender and sexual diversity, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQQIA+) and non-binary identities
-Personal, ethical and political beliefs
-Relationship issues
-Self-esteem and self-confidence
-Stress and feeling overwhelmed

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

As an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a number of key theories. I believe that we human beings strive to be well and that the relationship between client and therapist can be a key source for change (relational and humanistic theory). Early relationships, particularly in the family, are significant because they influence our subsequent expectations for, and ways of being in, relationships with others (psychodynamic and attachment theory). I am also trained in work with the arts (art, clay, movement, music, poetry, puppetry, sand tray as well as dreams and metaphor), so this can be part of our work together if this is of interest to you.

To explore starting therapy, you can either call, email or text me. I'm happy to talk on the telephone or via email about any concerns or questions you may have about the process and to arrange an initial appointment.

07940 112142

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes
Arts Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I work with individuals at City Therapy Rooms on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. My fee is £70 per 50-minute session I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for people on lower incomes.