ian clark

ian clark

Open Mind Counselling
The Learning Zone
18 Wycliffe Road

07872969237 / 07872969237

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Open Mind Counselling
The Learning Zone
18 Wycliffe Road

07872969237 / 07872969237

About me

I am a experienced counsellor offering a professional service with competitive rates. Knowing if you are choosing the right counsellor for you can be really difficult to do in an half hour consultation, even in a full fifty minute session this can be hard. I offer a consultation over two sessions which allows enough space to a) share your concerns without feeling rushed and b) decide if I am the right counsellor for you (this is not free however I only charge the amount of a single session). Whatever you are feeling it hasn't developed overnight, it is probably be hard to talk about and it might be the first time that you have shared this with someone else. It is for this reason I offer the two sessions as a consultation so that you have the space to talk and get a real sense of working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy
  • Advanced certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling concepts

I began my journey as a Counsellor at Brockenhurst College, Hampshire where I studied my level 1,2,and 3 counselling certificates, after which I joined E.D.A.S. (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services) in both their Bournemouth and Poole offices. Whilst there I completed the level 2 certificate in Addiction. My professional qualifications include: Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Foundation degree in Counselling,
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P) I have had to take a proficiency exam and be registered: my registration number is 093939.

I have counselled at the B.C.H.A (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) in Boscombe and more recently I have worked for 'Together' - a national mental health charity. Currently I work in my own private practice in Winton, Bournemouth. I also work in partnership with the YMCA Bournemouth, where I manage, counsel and coordinate a team of student counsellors in their counselling service for clients and members of staff. I have a current D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate and am fully insured. All certificates are available to view on request.

Continuing professional development is also an important part of ensuring that I keep up to date and learn new skills; most recently I have attended an introduction to working with sexual issues and an eating disorders workshop.

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Accredited register membership


For a full list of prices and options please visit the website.
First two weeks (full sessions) for £35.00.
Fees start from £25.00.
Sessions are weekly.

Further information

I have a designated office for counselling in a non domestic premises. Parking is available.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH9 1JS

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Tuesday - Friday 8.00 a.m - 8.00 p.m. Weekends on request.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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