David McNeil

BSc (hons),

Diploma in Applied Social Science,(Dip SS)

Associate Member of Association for Coaches , (AMAC)

NLP Master Practitioner,

Psychosensory and Havening Practitioner.

Associate Member of British Association for Musical Therapy (BAMT)

Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF)

Member British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies   (BABCP)

Member of Holisitic and Complimentary Practitioners (AHCP)


David McNeil BSc (Hons), Dip SS, AMAC, AHCP

I'm David McNeil owner of Potentia and I live in Foulsham, Norfolk, although geography is no boundary! Much the same as there is no boundary to what you can achieve or better still -  what we can achieve together. 

I am a qualified executive and life coach, specialising in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Havering (ADT) and is the owner of Potentia Consulting Limited (an executive and life coaching organisation) and DGM Consulting (interim and consultancy work in governance).  In May 2013, I became one of the first UK accredited Havering Practitioners, after training with Dr Ronald A Ruden (inventor of Havering) and Paul McKenna.


My previous experiences have included work in the private sector as manager of a retail outlet and as a musician; but the bulk of my career was in the civil service and in the NHS.   As a senior civil servant I worked as a Senior Private Secretary, providing direct support and advice to health Ministers’(with an office in the House of Lords) and to the NHS Chief Executive and the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health based in Whitehall.  This work included regular meetings with the prime minister and other senior government officers.


Married with four children I enjoy most sports (a former player and Vice President at a local Rugby Club), gardening, music and reading.


Other outside interests:

  • Parish Councillor in Foulsham, Norfolk
  • Chair Parochial Church Council
  • Blue Skies entertainment/Chair Festival Committee