Ian Coleman

Hove BN3 & Brighton BN1
07546971636 07546971636

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, specialising in working with men and those who are new to therapy. I often work with those who are undergoing life changes such as parenthood, relationship and sexual difficulties and career change. I offer a space in which issues that can be difficult to discuss can be explored in a confidential and non-judgemental way. These issues can include struggles with intimacy, anxiety and lack of confidence.

The way I work usually involves integrating both psychodynamic and CBT approaches. This involves looking below the surface to understand the roots of the problem as well as developing strategies to help you to cope better and interrupt patterns of unhelpful behaviour and ways of thinking.

We will go at your pace, for as long as you need, tackling difficult subjects when you feel you’re ready. I am experienced in both open-ended and short-term, focused work.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to book a one-off session at which you can explain what brings you in and we can plan a way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Postgraduate Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professional CBT training for Counsellors, University of Sussex
  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, WPF London
  • BACP Registered member 232456 MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist


  • Counsellor/CBT therapist, University of Sussex student counselling service
  • Counsellor/CBT therapist, Rock Clinic Brighton
  • Specialist student mentor (mental health) BIMM

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy



East Sussex

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Flexible, please get in touch

Types of client

Ian Coleman

Ian Coleman