Ian Head

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Counsellor. Adv. Dip. Psych Counselling. Reg. MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Northampton NN1 & Bedford MK40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Ian.

We all experience difficult times in our life. Events and situations can become complicated and sometimes overwhelming. We can lose sight of who we are, what we want and why we do what we do. Anxiety, depression and trauma can affect our self esteem and confidence. Life is challenging and sometimes we need a little help. 

I am happy to work with men and women aged over 18 years old and I can offer you therapy face to face, online via zoom or via telephone. I offer a confidential, safe and non judgemental comfortable space where we work at your pace. I have  private offices in both Northampton and Bedford.

I can offer Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointments.

I am a qualified counsellor and hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully adhere to their ethical framework for qualified and experienced therapists. I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check. I am also registered with the ICO.

As a therapist, I would say I have a supportive and gentle approach and an experienced listening ear. I enjoy working with people to support their navigation through their therapeutic experience. I appreciate and understand that choosing a therapist can be a daunting experience. Talking to a qualified professional counsellor is an opportunity to talk to someone who can support you to investigate your thoughts and feelings. My role as a counsellor is to provide you a space to think and talk about what is happening in your own way; to support you in making sense of what is happening in your world. To hear you and see you. I have a broad experience in working with various life difficulties and for more details, see below. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Code of Ethics and Standards of Good Practice. I hold full professional indemnity insurance, an enhanced DBS check and am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom