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Therapists and Counsellors Network

Neil Young

  • Location: North London (Islington/Barnsbury)
  • Offers online appointments: Yes
  • Gender: Queer
  • Ethnicity: White English
  • Sexuality: Queer
  • False Under Sixteen
  • False Sixteen to Eighteen
  • True Over Eighteen
  • False Families

Practice description

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 talking therapy as a space to explore where you are at – what is bringing you now, the impact of past experiences and the change you are hoping for, going forward.

I have experience of working with a diverse range of LGBTQ+ clients, offering short- and long-term therapy face-to-face and online in a range of settings including the NHS, LGBT charities and since 2018 now in private practice. I offer therapy to young people and adults (18+) who identify as trans, non-binary and/or gender diverse – as well as their family members, partners and friends – in my central and north London practices.

I am passionate about providing a culturally sensitive therapy space for diverse folk who fall outside of normative cisgender, heterosexual norms, as I do. I want therapy to be a space where you can explore your gender identity as much or as little as you need to, alongside any other issues and feelings that are drawing you to seek support.

Here is my Barnsbury Therapy Rooms profile.

Therapy qualifications

MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (2018); Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (2018); Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts (2015) (all Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education; University of East London accredited); Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills (Gestalt Centre, 2009)

I am an accredited therapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Association for Counselling; Therapy Online. I have a certificate in humanistic counselling from the Gestalt Centre and trained for five years (2013-18) at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, with a focus on humanistic, psychodynamic and relational therapeutic models.

Other therapy skills

I am also trained in therapeutic work with the arts (art, clay, movement, music, poetry, puppetry, sand tray as well as dreams and metaphor), so this can also be part of our work together.

General skills

In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty member at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE), working as an examiner, tutor and reflective group practice facilitator as well as teaching sessions on power, intersectionality, dance/movement and the transition from student to becoming a therapist. I also teach a 12-week gender, sex and sexuality module at HOMA Therapy Centre

In 2022 I co-authored a chapter on queer children as part of the Queering Psychotherapy book and I wrote about re-emergent gender and sexual identities amongst young people in a 2017 article for the BACP University and College Counselling journal. Prior to becoming a therapist, I also worked as a research, event and project manager, freelance photographer, stand-up comedian and social media campaigner.