Ian Pearson PGDip in Counselling Manchester University/ Member of the BACP
673 Abbeydale Road
I imagine if you are reading this, part of you may feel overwhelmed with the difficulties you face in your life at the moment, part of you may even feel hopeless. Sometimes making changes, however small,can feel challenging and difficult. I believe that to really understand ourselves it can help to talk about our experiences, feelings and our relationships with others.
I feel I can offer a safe and secure space where you explore how you feel and think and some of the blocks that are keeping you stuck. Counselling can give you an opportunity to look at how you can make changes and restore some of the hope that you may feel you have lost.
Choosing the right therapist can feel daunting and it is important that you feel you can trust the person you are working with and build a relationship. For this reason, I feel it is important to talk on the phone first so that you can gain a sense of me as a counsellor. I am happy to meet for a one off session if it would help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. It would also be a chance to talk about what you would want to get out of counselling and how we can achieve that together.
I would describe myself an integrative practitioner. In non-jargon terms this means that I have a core model which is a person-centred approach. The main aim of this approach is to treat a person with respect, be non-judgemental and be genuine and open. I use other approaches to fit the needs of the person I am working with and this can be approaches such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic ,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Solution Focused and Mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a counsellor for over two years. I have worked as a counsellor for Northpoint Counselling Centre in Leeds undertaking counselling for depression and anxiety as part of the Increased Access to Psychological Therapies Programme. I am a volunteer counsellor at Share (Sheffield), and have volunteered at Nottingham Counselling Centre ,St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield, Leeds University and Sheffield University Student Counselling services.
I have experience in both short term and long term work.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at Manchester University.
I have experience in working with the following issues:
- low self-esteem
- loss and bereavement
- relationship difficulties
- work related issues
- child abuse
- suicidal thoughts
- domestic abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Each counselling appointment costs £40.00 and lasts for an 50 minutes.
I offer an initial free and confidential 20 minute telephone consultation to see if you feel we could work together. If you would like an initial one off consultation to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you I happy to do this too and the cost is as above.
Please note your personal details are treated with the utmost confidence and in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time- Wednesday and Friday Evening -Monday,Wednesday and Thursday
Types of client