Ian Hollis

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Available for new clients
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Norwich NR6 & NR8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in helping YOU find a way through the many feelings of loss you may be experiencing, whether that’s through bereavement, relationships difficulties, or the overwhelm of just feeling lost. Together we can find a way forward.

Perhaps you are struggling with things that seem out of your control, or feelings of isolation. Maybe you have become used to giving the ‘I’m OK’ image but really struggling to carry on that persona right now? Has life for you been taking its toll, leaving you feeling sad, anxious, frustrated, angry or worthless?

I’m aware how difficult it can be to both feel you need help and even more so to ask for it. I strive to offer the space and time for you to feel heard and to allow your feelings and struggles to be truly acknowledged without judgement.

Life can be really tough at times but by working alongside you, I offer support in allowing you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing in order to move forward. 

I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions which can be shorter or longer term work depending on your needs. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and whatever you wish to talk about I will work with you to support you in finding the right way forward for YOU.
I would be more than happy to chat through things with you first before you decide if you want to take up session with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the governing body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. As a Member of BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. I also adhere to its recommendations for regular supervision and continuous professional development.

Alongside my private practice, I am very proud to provide counselling one day a week at cancer support charity, The Big C in Norwich. I also provide counselling support for other organisations including YANA and through Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP’s). For over 10 years, I have continued to work within a Critical Incident Team of a large local authority, which provides emotional support to adults and children following a critical incident such as the death of a pupil or staff member which can affect individuals and communities in many different ways. ​

I have previously had roles within a charity, a large business and as a qualified teacher. All of these roles have allowed me to support adults and children with various additional needs. I am passionate about inclusion and enabling a voice for all.

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

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£47.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

It’s really important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose to work with. I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone conversation to find out a little more about the reasons you are seeking counselling and for us to explore what working together may be like.
Further sessions of up to an hour are currently £47 per session.

At times, I am able to offer some concessions.  

​Payment is required prior to any session taking place and is made by bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

You are welcome to contact me - without obligation - if you have any questions prior to making an appointment, by telephone, text or email.

The Therapy Centre, 5 Hurricane Way, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6EZ

Norwich, Norfolk, NR8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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