I work with adults in my private practice from my home in Stonesfield and, during the pandemic, on Zoom, offering both long and short-term counselling.
Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and take place once a week or less frequently depending upon the situation.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, accredited register number 214367.
My clients have come from all walks of life and seek advice concerning relationship and other issues that are troubling them at the moment - or just to take time out to reflect on how their lives are, thereby gaining clarity and perspective.
I see clients from small businesses to discuss issues concerning their staff.
I do not offer couples counselling.
I employ a solution-focused counselling approach, which results in real changes in the individual's way of life, improved relationships and an ability to maintain personal centredness in the face of current problems and pressures.
My experience as a business coach in both small and large companies also helps me provide business related counselling in addition to personal counselling, coming as it does from an extensive business related history, including as Marketing Director for a large multi-national pharmaceutical company, and as Principal Lecturer and Head of the Marketing Department at the University of Greenwich.
Please contact me to arrange a free talk by phone to help you decide whether you wish to make a meeting appointment.
During this pandemic I offer counselling via Zoom in place of face-to-face.
"I have had counselling from Ian in relation to one of my daughters who for several years has refused to be in touch with me to talk about her childhood. Her rejection affects all the rest of the family and she is clearly very upset and angry. She lives abroad and does not respond to calls, letters or emails.
Ian very skilfully helped me to explore the complex circumstances behind the breakdown. He has a warm, gentle, caring manner and is a very patient listener.
He asks sensitive, thoughtful questions which helped deepen my understanding of what happened in our relationship.
He is able to listen and take notes which he then reflects on and asks further questions. You have the feeling that whatever you say he is absorbing into his understanding of you and what you are going through.
Ian then offered a sensitive summary of where he thought I had reached in my painful journey.
I found the whole counselling experience extremely helpful and supportive."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate of Proficiency, BACP
- Diploma in Counselling, Oxford University
- Association for Coaching
- MBTI Accreditation (OPP, Oxford)
- B.Sc.(Hons), Chemistry, University of Wales, Cardiff
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions take place once a week and they last for 50 minutes.
Fees: The fee for each session is £40 and is payable at each session in cash or by direct debit. Occasionally fees can be negotiated, depending on circumstances.
What information would I need to give?
During the first session I would need your name, address and details of your GP's surgery. Apart from this, any information you give is your choice.
How soon can I start?
If I have an available session that suits the times that you can come to see me, we could start within a week of your first contact with me, unless I am on holiday.
Monday to Friday, Daytime 10am - 7pm