My name is Neil; I am a psychological therapist offering EMDR and Counselling / Psychotherapy to adults (18+).

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

To contact me directly, please email.



I have experience working as a therapist within several NHS trusts providing psychological therapy for adults experiencing a wide variety of psychological difficulties and also within private practice.  

Difficulties may present themselves in response to current or recent events, or can be longstanding problems resulting from earlier experiences or relationships which can continue to influence us, often without our knowledge.  You may notice recurring, and often destructive, patterns in relationship with others or yourself which are unwanted or confusing.

I have a specific interest in the psychological impact of trauma; this could be a ‘one off’ overwhelming event, such as car accident, violent attack, significant loss, or a series of events or experiences stretching back to childhood, such as abuse or poor relationships with early attachment figures.  Such experiences can continue to cause difficulties in the present with symptoms often being anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, hopelessness, dissociation, alterations in self-perception, difficulty managing emotions, nightmares or panic. 

I am a qualified EMDR therapist and have completed advanced training with Dr Laurel Parnell, the developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), which approaches trauma from a relational perspective. Relational trauma (or Complex-PTSD) occurs in the context of relationships where there has been a profound violation of human connection and where healthly attachment is significantly impared. This can be in adult life, but it is also very common for this to occur in the formative years with a parent, primary caregiver, teacher, relative or any significant other. It may result as a failure to provide adequate care or attend to a child’s emotional needs; it may follow neglect, bullying, abandonment, traumatic loss, physical, sexual or emotional abuse committed by a person of trust or being raised in a dysfunctional family. 

EMDR therapy with Neil Dowsland at Victoria Therapy Centre in Saltaire
Neil provides EMDR therapy from his room at Victoria Therapy Centre in Saltaire


  • 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.


  • Attachment Focussed EMDR, Dr Laurel Parnell – Advanced Clinical Training.
  • Attachment Focussed EMDR, EMDR Focus, CCPE London.
  • EMDR Flash Technique, Dr. Philip Manfield
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, EMDR Europe Accredited Training.
  • Sand tray therapy
  • Trauma and the body
  • Therapeutic crisis intervention

BACP Accredited counsellor, Neil Dowsland, at from Bingley Counselling works from Victoria Therapy Centre in Shipley
EMDR therapists at Victoria Therapy Centre near Bingley and Ilkley in West Yorkshire


Sessions are charged at £60

Payment can be made by bank transfer prior to the session; card / contactless payment is accepted at the time of the appointment.

I am currently offering sessions both “in person” or remotely via online video conferencing.

For more information please contact me directly via email