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MBACP (Dip. Counselling)

About me

Hello, I'm Ian and I am a qualified male counsellor. My approach is to offer you a safe environment, free from judgement to discuss whatever you wish and together we can work towards your goals. I have a background of working in different environments, and worked with small to large teams for all my working life. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I work as a person centered therapist. This means I can help create an environment where you can bring whatever you like into the therapy room. I will not judge you, and you can speak freely. Together we can work towards your goals. We move at your speed and pace. I can offer short-term or long-term work, face-to-face or online. I offer weekend and evening appointments
Starting therapy can be daunting, I can understand that choosing a counsellor/therapist is a huge decision. How I work is I offer the opportunity to speak to me first, I have listed my contact details - phone, email and on social media, and we can arrange an introduction and first session.

I have experience of working with stress, anxiety, depression, work-related issues, loss and bereavement, low self esteem, and addiction.

Fully DBS checked and registered with the ICO

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am trained to CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • I am fully Qualified and a registered member of the BACP (registration number 384988)
  • Trained in Online and Telephone therapy
  • Courses attended - Loss and Bereavement
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Transactional Analysis

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mens issues

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£45 per hour - (concessions are available, please ask)

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, PayPal before the session; cash can be accepted after the session.

Cancelled sessions:

If you are able to give 24hrs notice prior to cancellations I will waive the fee.
Missed sessions without prior notice will be charged at the usual rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availble for daytime and evening appointments.

Weekend appointments are available

Online appointments via Zoom, Skype or Telephone available

Chatham, Kent, ME5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Please contact and I will endeavour to accommodate

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