Along with Dr. Neill Neill’s on-going healing facilitation work with countless individuals and couples, his work has encompassed program design, implementation, management and evaluation in the contexts of education, business, human resources, organization development and marketing. This broad experience has allowed him to develop a balanced combination of therapeutic, counseling and leadership skills.
He maintains a practical orientation to helping people survive their crises quickly and improve the quality of their lives.
Influenced by such thinkers as Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung, Carl Rodgers and Buckminster Fuller, Dr. Neill adopted a person-centered philosophy early in his professional life. The individual is the ultimate authority on his or her own experience. Most of the healing facilitation work he has done in the past 35 or so years has been grounded in this philosophy.
From 1967 he pursued a career within the university system: teaching, counselling, therapy, faculty development, instructional development, research and service within the university system and the larger community.
In 1980 he moved to the private sector to broaden his experience in areas not as readily available to him as an academic psychologist: career development, organizational change, conflict resolution, crisis management, general management, marketing and sales.
Healing facilitation became an increasingly important component of his consulting work, evolving into full-time private practice in psychology, then into public mental health work and on being the full-time psychologist in a First Nations community.
Dr. Neill is now in full-time private practice in psychological counselling and life coaching in Qualicum Beach, BC, serving mid Vancouver Island and beyond. He also serves as Consulting Psychologist for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a private alcoholism and drug addiction rehab center for men.
He writes regular articles on psychological topics as a columnist for two newspapers and a magazine. He publishes articles in his monthly e-letter, Practical Psychology for Capable People, with subscribers on every continent.
Dr. Neill Neill says,
“My larger goal is to do what I can to replace all forms of emotional, spiritual and physical distress and confusion with hope, happiness and clarity.”