Scott McNeil


Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist


Specialties: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

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How did Scott begin the journey?

Scott joined Alongside You in November 2015, because he was keen to continue to use the skills that he worked so hard to develop, to help people overcome mood, anxiety and other problems.


How can Scott help YOU?

Scott’s primary role is to make good connections with people that can lead to them doing cognitive behavioural therapy work together. The connection is important because the work is not always easy, but it is worth it. He relies on his great ability to develop good relationships with people where they can trust that he will hear what they want and need and then work towards those goals. Good listening skills, the ability to reflect on how he affects the therapy process and a thorough knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy are also important.

The feeling of walking someone down the hall after their last session when Scott can see how different their life has become because of what they learned can’t be matched in his work life. That walk feels as light as air.


What is Scott like outside of work?

 Scott loves spending time with his wife and young daughter. It is a great way for him to relax. His daughter really brings him back to the important things in life. Scott also enjoys playing soccer (badly), going to the gym and reading.

Scott always wanted to be the pilot of one of those really big planes in the Royal Air Force. He doesn’t really think he’s suited to military life though. Hence what would he be doing if he was not a therapist? He would be a presenter on Top Gear, the motoring show from the UK. A show where essentially you get to mess around with cars, come up with silly challenges and pretend that middle age men can still look cool.