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Dr Jill Neilson - Psychology

Based at: Pinehill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

GMC Number

04156779 (UKCP)

Clinical interests

Psychological Services for Mental and Physical Health Problems, including;
· Anger
· Anxiety
· Bereavement, Grief and Loss
· Couple, Family and Relationship Difficulties
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
· Depression
· Divorce/Relationship break ups
· Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
· Pain
· Panic Attacks

Personal Development
·Phobias, including fear of flying
·Physical Health and Medical Condition Related

· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· Sexual Abuse and Trauma
· Sleep Difficulties and Insomnia
· Self Esteem and Confidence Issues
· Stress and Stress Related Illness
· Trauma, including assaults and work related accidents
· Work Related Stress

This is not an exhaustive list and Dr Neilson is able to offer assessment and treatment for other difficulties.


Academic background

Dr Jill Neilson is a Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), having dual chartering as a Counselling and Health Psychologist. Dr Neilson completed her professional training (DPsych) at City University, London. Prior to this she had completed a MSc In Psychology applied to Medicine at Stirling University.  Further professional qualifications include a MSc in Systemic Therapy and Consultant Level EMDR training.

She is a  Consultant Psychologist with over twenty years experience in the NHS and private practice, working in both physical and mental health settings.

She offers three therapy specialisms:

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – including third wave CBT approaches: Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy

• Systemic and Family Therapy

• Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

The therapeutic approach depends on the individual and the difficulties they are experiencing at the time. The most suitable approach will be discussed at the outset of the therapy.


Professional Memberships

MSc Counselling Psychology
MSc Psychology Applied to Medicine
MSc Systemic and Family Therapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Consultant Level EMDR Training

The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The Health Professions Council (HPC)
The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
EMDR Association UK and Ireland
The Royal Society of Medicine

As part of her ongoing professional development she attends professional training and conferences.


NHS base

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Dr Neilson is offering face to face sessions via virtual consultations as well as telephone consultations.

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01462 410 002