Daniel Neilson Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist London E8Daniel Neilson:

Counsellor and Psychotherapist (BACP)

Hello, my name is Daniel Neilson. I am an integrative BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience working across the private, public, charity and higher education sectors.

In approaching the therapeutic relationship my goal is to facilitate an environment by which emotional growth is able to take place in the therapy room, and you are free to accomplish your goals.

Having initially trained as a person-centred counsellor between 2010 and 2013 at the Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CCPD) in North London and received BACP accreditation I founded my own private practice N1 Therapy in 2013, offering short and long-term therapeutic interventions.

Latterly I have worked in the NHS for over ten years providing counselling and CBT interventions within IAPT.

I have also been employed as a student counsellor at the London School of Economics where I served as clinical lead for the counselling department. In 2019 I attained an MSc in Psychotherapy Studies from the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy (accredited by Middlesex University).

My MSc thesis centred on the lived experience of young people’s mental health in response to social media and smartphone technology. In 2023 I started a scheme partnering with the Dusty Knuckle bakery based in Dalston, working with clients experiencing mental health issues in relation to entering into and maintaining employment.

Initially, when working together in therapy we would undertake a clinical assessment lasting from around forty-five to fifty minutes before determining therapeutic goals for our work together and contracting for the length of time we need in order to attain these goals and to set a pathway forward by which we can expect to make progress.

I aim to offer a positive, constructive and responsive setting for counselling and psychotherapy, and in doing so employ a variety of techniques and media depending on the individual needs of the client concerned.

Following the initial session that we have together my intention is to construct a care plan centred on your individual needs, and thereafter regularly conduct clinical reviews and check-ins to determine that we are following a mutually agreed plan of action which remains structured but subject to review at all times.

As a BACP-accredited psychotherapist, I abide by the organisation’s ethical framework in the work that I undertake in the field. I look forward to working with you in therapy and helping you on your journey.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Daniel Neilson – Working Hours

Monday 09:00 – 21:00 Thursday 09:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 21:00 Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Daniel Neilson, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Web: N1Therapy.org

Clients Daniel Neilson Works With

Client Issues Daniel Deals With

Therapy Modalities Daniel uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

– BACP (Accred.), MSc

Previous Therapeutic Experience

– NHS, Charity Sector, Private Sector, Higher Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.