After working in training and HR for 20 years, Neil changed careers in the late 90s to work directly with individuals. He has a Grad Dip Counselling , Diploma Ego State Therapy, Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cert IV NLP Practitioner, Cert IV Telephone Counselling and a Dip Teaching.
In addition to working as a counsellor, he also lectures at the Australian College of Applied Psychology as well as at NatureCare College in St Leonards.
Neil works with a range of clients including individuals, couples and families. He uses a combination of counselling methodologies depending on what is most suitable for the client. Taking a solution focussed approach in general, he helps clients manage their lives in a more positive and productive manner.
Techniques include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution Focussed and Ego State Therapy as well as Family Systems Counselling.
Prior to the change, he worked in various corporate training/HR roles for several large multi-nationals in Australia, UK and NZ. This led to working with individuals one on one. NorthSide Counselling was set up in 2002, and is now linked to a range of other trainers and services.
Neil is the father of three, a learning experience in itself and something that cannot be taught from a book. Neil believes that achieving a balanced life is very important - keeping active both in mind and body is important. Neil likes to hike, surf and rock climb on a regular basis.
Neil is also a qualified Hypnotherapist which he uses with clients when requested - see www.northsidehypnotherapy.com.au
Neil currently has a wide client base and sees individuals and couples from suburbs across the Sydney North Shore & Northern Beaches