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About me

Concorde Counselling is a general Counselling Service. It is in effect just myself Ian, and I'm based and out of comfortable, safe surroundings in Hove. I am a 58 years old man and I spent 35 years in formal employment prior to counselling.

As a fully qualified and insured counsellor, I am regularly supervised by a senior therapist with 20 years experience. I offer limited or unlimited therapy - 50 minutes in duration - in person, online and telephone.

I offer a skilled ear and safe environment for those with issues such as anxiety and panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, addiction, life, social and employment issues, bereavement, grief and generally all the pressures that life can throw at us all!

Through counselling and therapy, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. I offer a free 30 minute "get to know you" session by telephone, so please do get in touch.

I promise to be there for you every step of your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

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.

  • Member of the BACP (membership no. available on request).
  • 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  CG (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

Additional Experience:

I have 12 months as a receptionist at "As You Are" Counselling agency in Southwick, W Sussex, as well as 20 Months as a Counsellor/Therapist at CGL (Change, Grow, Live) in Eastbourne, as part of the addiction programme.

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

I was a native Londoner before my move to Brighton.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Bumps in life's road
  • Medical/Illness
  • I am also currently helping several clients through Long Covid.

Therapies offered

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

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Initial 30 minute assessment, this is a get to know you session (telephone) - Free.

I accept cash, electronic transfer and EAP insurance.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am till 7pm, Monday to Friday.

The Practice Rooms
160-162 Church Rd
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ian Gray Dip, MBACP

Ian Gray Dip, MBACP