Counsellor/Psychotherapist * CBT & NLP Therapist * Hypnotherapist


Neil specializes in working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Gambling Addiction, Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace, Sexual Trauma, and Abuse.


Neil started his counselling training in his early forties whilst looking for a change of career. Neil had spent his working life to that point as an engineer writing machine-based programs to produce flight-critical parts for commercial and military aircraft. Perhaps this is why he had leaned towards a more cognitive approach with coping strategies and hypnotherapy, seeing a plan and moving towards the desired outcome.


Whilst he enjoyed this work he didn't find it fulfilling. Neil knew that he wanted a more 'people-oriented' role but didn't know what that was. To explore this Neil spent over 2 years with the British Red Cross working as a first aider at public events.


Following this, he spent another year as a member of the first British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service in Dorset. This service delivered 'at scene' support for both victims and service operatives during crisis incidents to provide temporary shelter, food and drink, and clothing.


Through his voluntary work, he discovered a love for supporting people and being of service in times of need. I wanted to help the more vulnerable people in our society to feel less vulnerable.


Neil enrolled on to an introduction to counselling course to develop his interpersonal and related skills. Counselling was something that Neil hadn't experienced before so he had no expectations to meet. Neil found something in counselling that just felt so right for him. Something that suited his natural way of being there for others so he decided to focus solely on my counselling training.


Neil has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of counselling, including Anxiety, Anger Management, Gambling Addiction, Phobia, Pain Management, Stress Management & Sexual Trauma & Abuse.


Neil Milward

Qualifications & Professional Courses

Level 5 Dip. Cogtive Behaviouural Therapy (CBT)

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - Awarded by National Council of Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - NCFE and trained by Anglo-European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis

Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming - Anglo-European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis

Telephone & Online Counselling - Counselling Tutor

Working with problem Gamblers

Working with Grief and Loss

Coaching Skills

Sexual Trauma

Pre-trial Therapy

Working With Anger, Shame & Guilt

Self-harm & Suicide

Safeguarding Children & Adults

Counselling Experience

Private Practice - Adult Counsellor & EAP work

Gamcare - Steve James Couneslling Servcies - Addictions Counsellor

Sporting Chance Clinic - Associate Counsellor -working with survivors of historic sexual trauma within the context of amateur and professional sport.

Dorset Rape Crisis Support (now Dorset STARS) - Sexual Trauma Counsellor

British Red Cross - First Aider & Fire & Emergency Support worker

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