When life is difficult I offer that important safe, supportive space. Telling your story and being heard by an impartial, caring and non-judgemental person can be a healing experience in itself. Then our role together will be to discover and remove the blocks in your life and find what you need to grow.
Based upon a relationship of care and support, I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches, integrating them into a mix that is right for you. Insights may emerge by talking openly for the first time, or being heard in a new way with skilled questions to bring understanding. We will explore emotions and, since emotions are expressed in the body, it can be helpful to notice physical responses to problems.
I have a comfortable, dedicated therapy room where confidentiality is guaranteed. For those times when we need more than talk, or when talk is hard, I have a range of creative ways of working, including charts, photographs, postcards and music, and any suggestions of your own emerging from our discoveries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BA (Hon.), PG Cert., PG Dip., MSc, and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with clients who have a wide range of difficulties, with a special interest in personal trauma, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression (including postnatal depression) and bereavement / loss.
I also welcome clients with anxiety, low self-confidence or self-esteem, relationship issues (including affairs, betrayals, separation, divorce, family issues, infertility and its emotional fallout, and sexual problems), issues of abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), anger management problems, identity issues, stress (including work-related stress), child-related issues and addictions.
There are articles for the general reader on my website, www.ianpittawaytherapy.uk. On making contact you are assured of a warm welcome.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Contact me by phone on 07504 269 855 or email me. If I am unavailable by phone, please do leave a message. My aim is to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Sessions take place in a confidential therapeutic setting in Stourbridge.