About Neil

Neil Dowsland; Counsellor near Bingley, Keighley, Saltaire and Bradford

I have worked within several NHS trusts providing psychological therapy for adults experiencing a wide variety of psychological problems within primary care settings, along with several counselling services within the voluntary sector.

I have a specific interest in working with the psychological impact of trauma; this could be a ‘one off’ overwhelming event or a series of events stretching back to early childhood which can continue to cause difficulties in the present and often manifest in depression, anxiety or panic.


  • Higher Education Diploma in Relational Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University (BACP Accredited).
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies; Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills; Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
  • Drug issues for public health practitioners
Certificates and Further Training
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), (EMDR Academy).
  • Attachment Focused EMDR, (EMDR Focus, CCPE London).
  • EMDR Flash Technique, (DrPhilip Manfield)
  • Sand tray therapy
  • Trauma and the body
  • Therapeutic crisis intervention
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Working with the aftermath of sexual abuse

BACP accredited counsellor