Ian Keenan MBACP
I work with adults in my private practice from my home in Stonesfield, offering both long and short-term counselling.
Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and usually take place once a week. The fee for individuals is £40 per session, Lower fees and counselling frequency can be agreed depending on personal circumstances.
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 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 to help you decide whether you wish to make a meeting appointment.
"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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Sessions take place once a week and they last for 50 minutes.
Fees are £45 per individual session and are payable at each session. Payment is made by cheque or cash. 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, Daytime 10am - 7pm
Types of client