Neil Runswick

Counsellor/Therapist, Personal Therapy, Suffolk

Whether the crisis in 2020 has created difficulties for you, or exasperated problems that you already had; you are not alone.

I offer face to face, telephone, or on-line counselling, from a designated counselling space at my home in Bury St Edmunds.

“Nobody told me there’d be days like these……..Strange days indeed.”

– John Lennon

About Neil

I am Neil Runswick, a trained and qualified counsellor/therapist, who holds a BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling, and a Diploma in Counselling.

Having left Leicester as a teenager, I subsequently worked in a number of countries around the world, before settling in Suffolk, where I have lived for the past twenty five years.

As a psychotherapist/counsellor my focus is entirely upon you, and helping you to understand yourself in relation to your current or past issues.

I view each person as an individual, and I am happy to work collaboratively with each individual in either short term work, or longer term work depending on what the individual’s desired outcome from our work together requires.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.


"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly."

– Lao-Tzu


Taking the first steps toward positive change can be difficult and daunting. The integrative tradition draws on a number of therapeutic modals, which includes Psychotherapy, Humanistic and behavioural modalities. However, it is I believe the relationship and willingness  between the two parties to work together that create the conditions for positive change.

It could be that unwanted issues from the past are currently and unconsciously creating a barrier which is preventing you from feeling happy, confident, and capable of achieving your desired goals.

Therapy can help to untangle and resolve issues which may be linked to:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Meaninglessness
  • Death anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Domestic abuse
  • Addictions
  • Sex and Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Work-place stress
  • Dementia

How does therapy help?

Increasing self-awareness and improving emotional strength and resilience; learning to be more adaptable in your place in the world, are some of the benefits of therapy.

"Where does it live, the face behind the face? Everyone ought to know all that there is about the face that is his."

– Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Telephone and online guidance

Privacy, confidentiality and safeguarding apply to e-counselling in the same way that they would were the counselling to take place face to face.

Please try to ensure that you have a private space in which you cannot be overheard, and in which you feel safe to talk. (This could be in a parked car if necessary).

Ensure that you are properly connected to Wi-Fi, or that your phone is fully charged before the session begins. In the event of a lost connection, I will endeavour to re-contact you within five minutes. 

My fees

Initial assessment lasts for approx. 30 mins.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes

I operate a sliding scale for fees:

Employed; £40 per session

Low waged, unemployed, or students’ fees are negotiable, depending on individual circumstances. 

"Your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like the life you have then it’s time to make better choices."

– William Shakespeare

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