Ian Molyneux MBACP(Accred)
As I counsellor I have always sought to help people 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 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 2010, I trained as a counsellor, 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 have experience of working in residential drug and alcohol treatment in New Zealand and 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 in NZ and the UK.
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 who holds Accredited status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also an Associate of the Institute of Narrative Therapy in the UK. I have a current DBS certificate.
I am a dual citizen of New Zealand and the UK.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for a 50 minute to 1 hour individual session.