Ian Collings BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP(Accred)
182 London Road
30 High Street
It's really great to see mental well-being given support and high profile backing over the last few weeks and it's important that it gets the recognition we deserve. However it still doesn't do a lot for the everyday person's experiencing of loneliness, isolation, frustration or despair and searching for someone to help us?
So what happens when everyday life goes through various degrees of difficulty; some relatively easy to get through days or the really joyous ones and not forgetting the days when things can go from dark grey to black.
In those dark days we seem to be lost in a fog, a dark wood or a completely blacked out room. The feelings of being alone, confused, anxious or downright afraid can start to swamp our senses and muddle our thought processes.
We want to be heard, understood, cared for and part of the world that seems to alienate or distance us.
From depression, anxiety or stress in our everyday lives; through loss, grief, abusive relationships, sexual abuse, addictions or to confusion on which direction we want our lives to take. We want and desire a clearer understanding for us and our lives. That starts by coming to counselling with me; by recognising and enquiring about your feelings and responses we begin to change the way you process everyday situations in your life.
Whether you are going through a rough patch, coping with major long-term issues or need to speak with someone about a problem; as a skilled, highly trained professional counsellor and psychotherapist I am here to support you by listening, guiding and helping you transform your approach to life. We can help change the way you react and respond to issues with a more positive, focussed outlook.
Please feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of, I will hopefully be able to answer any questions you may have.
Working together we can find the best way to return you to better mental health and well-being. In Leicestershire and Northamptonshire; both Leicester and Daventry ideally located for clients from the wider community.
I work with clients from 16 years upwards, whatever your background and diversity; with clients, survivors and offenders.
I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP(Accred)).
I am fully insured, undertake supervision (a requirement of BACP membership)
and adhere to the BACP ethical framework and codes of practice. I am registered with Information Commissioner's Office for handling personal data.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, after a three year course, with a BSc(Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked as a counsellor in both Leicester and Market Harborough, with clients who have experienced a wide range of life issues, no matter what the type of worry or concern they are all very real to each person & are all equally as important to understand.
I have a great deal of experience in working with emergency service responders & the situations they deal with as well as grief & bereavement issues.
I am a guest presenter at De Montfort University; talking to students about sexual health and male abuse
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
An initial assessment meeting, to discuss how we can work together, this is £20.
4pm to 8pm - £45 per hour session for individual clients
8am to 3pm - £40 (just over 11% saving for daytime appointments)
4pm to 8pm - £60 per hour session
8am to 3pm - £55 (just over 8% saving for daytime appointments)
Student therapists - good discount rate available, contact me
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: Leicester 8am to 8pm Wednesday & Thursday: Daventry 9am to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|