Hello, I am Ian Black, Counsellor and Therapeutic life-coach working in Bury St Edmunds (Monday to Friday). In addition to Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling Fusion Therapeutic Coaching, I am a Relate Qualified and Licensed Relationship and Couples Therapist.
I work from the Relate premises in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a short walk from M&S and MacDonalds.
A Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP; I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
While I provide counselling whatever the area of concern, my therapeutic approach means we will work together to help you deal with life's problems, I also offer coaching and guidance. Some people want a little more from their counsellor; maybe a way of achieving goals, or focussing on the future. For this I offer a bespoke coaching programme incorporating counselling, CBT and goals-focussed coaching.
You might have issues around communication, rows and arguments, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, or you may wish to move on with your life but find yourself stuck; we can work together to achieve the future you want.
Increasingly, due to stresses of modern living, relationships can be strained, I can support you to get through the tough times.
While my approach is applicable to anyone regardless of gender, belief or background, I have experience in dealing with military and ex-servicemen and their families the pressures and strains on relationships and families, and I understand the particular issues and how you may be affected.
Training, qualifications & experience
What I can help with but not limited to
Relationships; Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Depression, Health related issues, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling,; Certificate in Resource Based Therapies, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies; Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching 2015
City and Guilds Level Six in Management and Leadership
Diploma in Arabic
Types of therapy
Since 2011, I worked as a counsellor helping unemployed, disadvantaged and vulnerable clients to (re) gain self respect and confidence, enabling them to enter or re-enter the workplace or feel better about seeking work. Underlying issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, bereavement, relationships often act as barriers to fulfillment and I have worked with numerous clients to achieve their goals successfully. I expanded my practice to help couples and individuals from all walks of life regardless of gender, ethnicity or belief. I incorporate coaching techniques and tips to improve mood, and especially communication, the biggest cause of relationship breakdown.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pressures around military life, including the effects on relationships and mental health.
Individual clients: £40
Couples, £50 per session
Concessions and assisted payment schemes are available by discussion.
Clients I work with
Adults, Older Adults, couples, late teens.
How I deliver therapy
Therapy rooms in Bury St Edmunds (Monday through Friday). Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling/Skype are options. Weekends are available by arrangement. Call, text or email to discuss the best way forward.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Bury St Edmunds Monday to Fridays, 10am-to 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|