Ian Molyneux MBACP(Reg)
As a counsellor and therapist, I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with which they are learning to live. I work in a collaborative way to support personal growth and change and to identify preferred ways of living.
In my work, I help individuals to find new ways of considering the difficulties that they bring to counselling and therapy to discuss. Difficulties or problems often have a way of getting us stuck in life and can prevent us from seeing a way forward, narrowing down our options and making us forget our unique strengths, values and abilities. Problems can dominate us and stop us from living the life we would prefer to live.
I work with people in a collaborative way to help them identify clearly how the difficulties that they have brought to discuss have impacted on their lives, with a clear focus on the problem being the problem and not the person being the problem. I work with people towards a goal of finding what is possible and how things could be, what change can be considered and what a new way forward might look like, rather than staying stuck in the problem and what is wrong. I aim to provide conversations for people founded upon hope, possibility and a deep respect of who they are and what they hold dear in life.
Who do I work with?
I work with men and women over the age of 18.
Some of the common problems people have brought to counselling with me:
Relationship difficulties and challenges.
Anxiety, stress and depression.
Loss and bereavement.
Addictive behaviours; substances, gambling, sexual, internet and social media.
Substance misuse problems.
Issues of self fulfilment and personal development.
Searching for help with issues relating to sexuality or gender identity.
Trauma, abuse and sexual abuse (men and women).
Cultural identity issues.
There are many reasons why someone may be looking for counselling and support and this is not an exhaustive list or the only way to name the problems listed. In working collaboratively with you the problem is yours to identify and name and does not have to fit under any of these headings if it is not helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was born and raised in the UK and in 2005 emigrated to New Zealand where I lived until 2017. In New Zealand I trained as a Narrative Therapist, completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Auckland in 2011. I have been involved with counselling for over ten years and have considerable experience of working with people struggling with relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, anxiety and stress and addictive behaviours. I worked in residential drug and alcohol treatment in New Zealand and have worked in NHS services in Cambridge helping people improve their well-being and start to address their substance misuse issues. I also have experience of working with young people in the community and education, and adults undertaking tertiary study.
I currently share my time between my private practice and working as a locum counsellor at Cambridge University.
I am an experienced and qualified professional counsellor. In New Zealand I was a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and following my arrival in the UK in 2017, I became a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an Associate of the Institute of Narrative Therapy in the UK. I have a current DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£60 for a 50 minute to 1 hour individual session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays - 3pm to 7pm. Thursdays - 3pm to 7pm. Saturdays - 9am to 1pm.
Types of client