Ian Burton BSc(Hons) FRGS MBPsS MBACP

Ian Burton BSc(Hons) FRGS MBPsS MBACP

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9 Feversham Road

Southern Independent Medical Practice
5 Wyndham Road

01722 410129 / 07951 509609

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9 Feversham Road

Southern Independent Medical Practice
5 Wyndham Road

01722 410129 / 07951 509609

About me

It is my aim to help you live a happier life! I work from two locations in Salisbury; both near the City Centre in a safe, quiet environment, with on-street parking, bus services and the nearby train station. Under certain circumstances, home counselling may be available.

I offer open-ended and short-term counselling, with the aim of trying to help you come to a better understanding of your personal situation and support you in the changes you may wish to make. I enjoy working with all adults and young persons (16+). With experience of working with adults, teenagers, the military and the terminally ill, I have extensive experience of working with people with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Relationship difficulties, OCD, PTSD and Combat Stress.

By exploring our thoughts and feelings we can often identify unhelpful beliefs and patterns of behaviour that prevent us from living life in the way we would wish. Our life experiences influence who we are today. Sometimes past experiences affect our relationships and career negatively, or just leave us feeling disempowered and ‘stuck’.

Counselling offers an opportunity to develop insights into why we think and behave in certain ways. Increased understanding can help us make meaningful changes and build confidence which enables us to act proactively and respond more positively to difficult situations.

I believe it is never too late to change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor in 2003.  I have a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology and a wpf accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.  I am a Registered Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority as a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  I also have an Enhanced Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

I observe the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and participate in regular, ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

Over the years I have combined my work with a range of voluntary work. Latterly I have been working as a volunteer counsellor for a local not-for-profit organisation. During the ‘90s, I was a trainer and volunteer for the Samaritans and an Appropriate Adult with Surrey Probation Service. I have also worked in a Day Centre for adults with learning difficulties and had the privilege of working with terminally ill patients and their families in a hospice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Issues
Combat Stress
Armed Forces MHFA
On-Line Skype, or FaceTime Counselling
Telephone Counselling
Home Visits


When you contact me, we will agree a time to speak for up to 20 minutes on the phone. There is no charge for this.

If counselling seems right for you and you feel you wish to work with me, we will arrange a set day and time for you to come to counselling. The first session, which will be an initial consultation/ assessment will last about 90 minutes. This will cost £70.00.  

Thereafter, the cost for each counselling session will be £50.00.

I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Further information

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Everyone is different and no two people have the same challenges, or the same life history.  I will respect your views and try to support and help you to find your own insight and understanding of the challenges you are facing.

Some folk come with a definite issue or problem, perhaps a life crisis, eating disorders, OCD, relationship difficulties, addiction (pornography, sex, drugs and alcohol), abuse, bereavement, old age, depression, personality disorders, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, work related concerns (the list really is endless!).

Some people come without really knowing why. Something doesn't feel right, or perhaps we feel 'stuck' and we can explore together why that might be. 

It is very humbling and a great privilege to help people to live happier lives!

Maps & Directions

Salisbury, SP1 3PP
Salisbury, SP1 3AA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Please call me anytime. If I am busy, leave a message and I will call you back. Thank you. Ian

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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