About me

I believe my long career and life experience before I became a counsellor is just as useful to you as my learned skills. I spent 20 years in public service and central government in many roles and spent a decade as a lay Trades Union official – Although not identical to counselling, It shared many of the traits such as listening proactively, confidentiality and what I now know as the core conditions: Unconditional Positive Regard, Empathy and Congruence. I also spent 15 years working in the Private sector for a Large US company – so if you have work-related issues, I have a wealth of experience to help you.

Concorde Counselling is a general Counselling Service, it is in effect just myself  - based out of comfortable, safe surroundings in Hove. I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I am a member of the BACP(membership no. available on request).

We offer a Skilled ear and safe environment for those with issues:

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks, PTSD/Trauma, Addiction, Life, Social and Employment issues, Bereavement/Grief and generally all the pressures that life can throw at us all.
  • I am currently helping several clients through Long Covid.
  • I offer limited or unlimited therapy - 50 minutes in duration - in person, Online and telephone.
  • I accept cash, electronic transfer and EAP insurance.
  • I offer a free 30 minute "get to know you" session by telephone.
  • Supervised by a senior therapist with 20 years experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Helping Skills
6 week Drug and Alcohol awareness and therapies course  CGL, (June 2018)

Various CPDs including :

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness in Counselling
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Therapy
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Shame
  • Online Counselling
  • Working Relationally with Mick Cooper

12 months as a receptionist at "As You Are" Counselling agency in Southwick, W Sussex.

20 Months as a Counsellor/Therapist at CGL (Change, Grow, Live) in Eastbourne. As part of the addiction programme.

Currently volunteering on the HELPHUB helpline for those experiencing issues as a result of the 2020 Lockdown - such as isolation.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£40 per session

Initial 30 minute assessment/Get to know you session (telephone) - free

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers


8am till 7pm Monday to Friday

The Practice Rooms
160-162 Church Rd
East Sussex

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ian Gray

Ian Gray