Neil YoungIntegrative psychotherapist
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 passion. 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.
As an integrative psychotherapist I believe that human beings strive to be well and that the relationship between client and therapist can be a key source for change, self-acceptance and healing. Early relationships are significant because they influence our subsequent expectations for, and ways of being in, relationships with others.
I offer short- and long-term therapy. 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. Feel free to call or email me to explore working together and if you have any concerns or questions.
Areas I work with:
-Anger management & conflict
-Anxiety, stress & feeling overwhelmed
-Change & transitions
-Emotional, physical & sexual abuse
-Family & relationship conflict issues
-Feeling isolated and stuck
-Diverse gender & sexual identities
-Grief, loss & bereavement
-Relationship, sex and intimacy
-Self-esteem & self confidence
-Stress & feeling overwhelmed
-Workplace issues, including burnout
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I work with adults 18 and over at:
-Barnsbury Therapy Rooms (https://barnsburytherapyrooms.com/therapy-rooms-north-london), and
-City Therapy Rooms (https://citytherapyrooms.co.uk/therapists-city-of-london/neil-young-psychotherapist-central-london)
*PLEASE NOTE: During the current COVID-19 lockdown, I am working online using Zoom and have availability for new clients. I usually respond to all queries within 24 hours during the working week, Monday to Friday.
My fee is £70 per 50-minute session. I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for people on lower incomes.
Training and qualifications
I trained for five years (2013-18) at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE) and have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Integrative Arts Pyschotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts. I also have a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills from the Gestalt Centre (2009).
I am accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and follow their standards of proficiency. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I have regular supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor, am committed to on-going professional development and have been in personal therapy for over ten years.