Ian Myers Adv Dip C&P (MNCS Accrd)
I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy to any adult (18+). Currently, due to the current Covid restrictions, all sessions are offered by telephone or through Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, or any other electronic medium you prefer. I completely understand that Covid has been very restricting for many and therefore I encourage you to choose the means of communication that best suits you.
I can provide counselling for people nationwide and hopefully soon, there may be the opportunity for clients to move to face-to-face, in-person sessions if you prefer. I will update this website when face to face sessions are possible.
First steps: Please call or email and I will arrange a 30 minute introduction session where we can talk through what you would like to get out of counselling and how I can help with that. We can then arrange further weekly sessions if you are comfortable.
Unlike many Counsellors, I prefer not to adhere to any one particular approach, method or model of counselling. I believe that each person’s needs are unique and that a singular approach will not suit everybody. I would rather focus on developing a positive working relationship with you using a flexible approach to the many techniques available, to us, combining the strengths of multiple theories in order to apply those that are most beneficial to your specific needs. I also maintain a strict confidential, moral and ethical stance. Nothing that you bring to your counselling sessions are shared with anyone else.
The talking therapies that I provide, gives you the time and a safe space to explore what is on your mind in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. The safe space that I will provide for you, will hopefully allow you to understand yourself better and find solutions that really work for you.
Here are some examples of the types of issues that I can help you work through:
- Stress and anxiety
- Bereavement and loss
- Difficulties at work or the work environment
- Relationship issues such as separation, divorce, abuse
- Anger management
- Personal development and motivation
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sexuality and Gender Issues
- Smoking cessation
- Low Self-Esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS).
Experienced grief counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
I offer an optional 30 minute assessment session free of charge where we can briefly discuss what you need from therapy and I can explain the process of counselling.
This is also an opportunity for us to ensure we both feel happy to work together.
There is no obligation to move onto regular therapy sessions after the assessment session if you do not feel you want to.
Counselling Sessions are £45 per 50 minute session.
Hypnotherapy Sessions are £45 per 50 minute session. Smoking cessation is a one off 2 hour session for £100.
I am able to offer a concessionary rate if you are on a low income or a student.
My hours are usually between 08:00 and 18:00. Evening appointments are offered and are subject to availability.
What should I expect from Counselling?
The counselling and hypnotherapy I provide will allow you the space, time and opportunity to discuss in a confidential environment, anything that may be worrying, overwhelming, or simply holding you back from being the person you want to be. The therapies that I offer, can help you overcome any obstacles from your past that are impacting on your present, and working together we can find a way to help you move forward in life.
The worries and anxieties that you may choose to bring to our sessions may be very painful, stressful and difficult to confront. As a professional counsellor I can gently help you explore them in depth, empowering you to move forward. We can explore how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked, and enable you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and how they can be managed. Ultimately, I am here to walk the sometimes painful path with you and together help you find enlightenment and a clearer understanding of what would bring you more happiness and a better quality of life.
It is important that you feel as comfortable as possible with any psychological journey you decide to embark on. Should you have any questions, worries or concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact me as I offer a free 30 minute consultation where we can address your questions
What should I expect from Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has been proven to help with a number of psychological and social issues, such as Phobias, self-esteem and stopping smoking. Hypnotherapy works by guiding you into a deep relaxed state. During this time, your mind is more open to suggestion. At this point, I will start to introduce suggestions that can help you begin to change the thoughts and behaviours, for example with your relationship to cigarettes, by speaking directly to your subconscious. Ultimately, the hypnosis that I can provide for smokers is aimed to empower you to take control of your addiction and overall health.