Ian Collings BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP(Accred)
30 High Street
There are times in our lives when we do things, or have them happen to us, that we find difficult to comprehend or reconcile with our way of being (or own moral standards). With these experiences we can find ourselves confused or lost; not knowing if the path we were on is the right one or if a change of direction would make the way ahead any clearer either. Being lost in a fog or wandering aimlessly through a dark forest or shut in a darkened room with no idea of how to get out.
My own life bought me to such a place, a crossroads, where I didn’t know which direction I was going, or even coming from! It also bought me into contact with the theory behind the phrase “Unconditional Positive Regard”; an idea from Person-centred counselling founded by Carl Rogers. Basically it’s a reference to the concept of acceptance of a client’s way of being in life, or as some therapists know it - a “positive affirmation”. Whatever the choice of words we use as therapists; it’s accepting the many facets that make up you the person: your innate individuality and uncommonness.
As a counsellor I personally, know the first part of this journey – I accept myself; with all my blemishes, and glowing bits – which enables us (as counsellors) to help you move forward in your life too. It can be a strange thing to do, at first, to trust and believe that every aspect of you is acceptable but it is very empowering and liberating.
Counselling offers the opportunity to talk through what is happening for us; to be heard and find out we are not alone in this. It assists in clearing the fog and indecision, allowing indvidual progress and direction.
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 Daventry ideally located for clients from the wider community; Northamptonshire, Rugby, Lutterworth and all areas in between.
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.
6pm to 9pm - £40 per hour session for individual clients
6pm to 9pm - £55 per hour session
Students, student therapists, emergency services, hospital staff - good discount rate available, contact me
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daventry 6pm to 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|