Ian Orton

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BA(Hons), MSc, Dip Coun, PG Cert.Supervision
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Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor having worked as a GP Practice Counsellor in the NHS and in pastoral care and counselling in the private sector and in public and third sector organisations, I bring the wealth of over thirty years experience to supporting you.

I work with adults, couples and families with such issues as: relationship breakdown; marriage issues; low self-esteem; trauma deriving from family backgrounds and other crises, including war-related trauma and critical incidents; fears and anxiety; anger issues; addictions; depression; bereavement, disappointment and loss.

If you are looking for a safe space to explore and current or past personal challenges you are most welcome to get in touch. I offer a 30-minute free introductory online call to see what you need and agree on the next steps.

I originally trained in Person-Centred counselling and now use an integrative approach, appropriate to what individuals or couples bring.

Key focus areas: Self-acceptance; life transitions; bereavement and loss; recovery from trauma; personal resilience; relationship challenges; stress from work and home-related issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision
  • MSc Psychological Trauma 

More than 30 years' experience working with organisational leaders, as well as the general public. I have also worked with faith-based and secular organisations, relief and development organisations, including 11 years as a GP Practice counsellor in the NHS.

My main work is with individuals and couples dealing with such issues as:
relationship breakdown; marriage issues; low self-esteem; trauma deriving from family backgrounds and other crises, including war-related trauma and critical incidents; fears and anxiety; anger issues; addictions; depression; bereavement, disappointment and loss.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

ACC
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£40.00 - £80.00

Additional information

I take a means-based approach to pricing, understanding that some clients need the support whilst having limited financial resources.

  • My typical fee is £55.00 per 50-minute session.
  • Couples £65.00 per session.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs and for a bespoke, negotiated price.

Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I provide for qualified counsellors and those in training.

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