Neil Dowsland

Neil Dowsland

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Saltaire

Saltaire BD18
Sessions from £55.00




About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and EMDR Therapist with experience of working within the NHS and other psychological therapy services. 

I have a specific interest the psychological impact of trauma; this could be a ‘one off’ overwhelming event, such as car accident or violent attack, or a series of events or experiences stretching back to childhood, such as abuse or poor relationships with early attachment figures. Such experiences can continue to cause difficulties in the present with symptoms often being anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, hopelessness, dissociation, alterations in self-perception, difficulty managing emotions, nightmares or panic.

I have completed advanced training with Dr Laurel Parnell, the developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), which approaches trauma from a relational perspective. Relational trauma (or Complex-PTSD) occurs in the context of relationships where there has been a profound violation of human connection and where healthly attachment is significantly impared. This can be in adult life, but it is also very common for this to occur in the formative years with a parent, primary caregiver, teacher, relative or any significant other. It may result as a failure to provide adequate care or attend to a child’s emotional needs; it may follow neglect, bullying, abandonment, traumatic loss, physical, sexual or emotional abuse committed by a person of trust or being raised in a dysfunctional family.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited