Ian Ford, BA (Hons) Hum. Counselling, Diplomas Hypnotherapy & NLP

Ian Ford, BA (Hons) Hum. Counselling, Diplomas  Hypnotherapy & NLP

Mirage Counselling and Hypnotherapy Centre
Lake House
1 East Lake
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1FY

01243 820330 / 07918 086485

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Mirage Counselling and Hypnotherapy Centre
Lake House
1 East Lake
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1FY

01243 820330 / 07918 086485

About me

Counselling may change your life and renew your hope. Yet contacting a counsellor can be a daunting experience, so when you contact me I will explain how I work and what you can expect from counselling. Leaving you anxiety free to resolve and move on from depression, relationship issues, etc.

Please be assured that we will build a therapeutic relationship within which you can safely explore your concerns. 

I run a private practice in Bognor Regis, which caters for the surrounding area.

Whilst a Humanistic Counsellor, I utilise Psychodynamic, Solution Focused and NLP techniques as appropriate. Similarly, by consent, I may use hypnotherapy, visualisations and mindfulness.

Having gained experience when working at a drug and alcohol centre, plus a children's hospice as well as a High School, I have broadened my expertise in general practice to support clients as they acknowledge their past, accept their present, and chose their future.

Through understanding who they are, how they have become that person, and what their options are, they can understand how to take control of their own life.

About me
'Today I close the door to the Past, open the door to the Future, take a deep breath, step on through, step on through, and start a new chapter in my Life.' [Author unknown]

My greatest gift is to sit with someone and enable changes to happen for them, their life enhancing behaviour changes truly being my passion. Counselling is an approach that enables people make positive changes in their lives and heal emotional issues. It works with you as an individual helping you move forward towards the future that you want. Sometimes we need to let go of certain beliefs or habits that are getting in our way and other times we need to develop more resources or change the way our brain perceives something. Whatever the case, I will work with you to help you achieve your particular goals.

Please get in touch to see how I can help you. My key areas of success are ANXIETY, STRESS, GRIEF, LOSS and ADDICTIONS. Enabling people to lead the Life they chose on a personal level has been a privilege for myself whilst a liberation for my clients over many successful years.

Counselling is a natural process which is all about where attention is placed and how your neurology is influenced through positive suggestion, and the changes can be deep and long-lasting.

I work with people to help lose inner-mind chatter, doubt, analytic thoughts and self-criticism, getting them to tune into their bodies and sensory experience to reverse negative experience and move forward.

This is about moving forward in a way where you don't have to think so much or 'try,' in a way that's more effortless and natural. 'Should' and 'must' are outside pressures which can be left safely locked outside.

Warm Wishes,


Training, qualifications & experience

Reg MBACP I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, Chichester University

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and NLP, Isis Centre, Brighton

My working experience has been with:

VACTS, {Substance Misuse Centre}, Crawley [2 years]

Chestnut Childrens Hospice, Littlehampton [2 years]

Angmering High School, Angmering [2 years]

Private Practice [5 years]

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


60 minutes   £40

[plus a restricted number of assisted sessions]

Further information

Areas of Special Interest

Relationship issues
Physical - body issues - self-harm - drug - alchohol
Bereavement + Loss
Fears and Phobias

Maps & Directions

Bognor Regis, PO21 1FY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


By appointment, mornings, afternoons and evenings, monday to saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults