Ian Pittaway, BA (Hon.), PG Cert., PG Dip., BACP reg., UKCP reg.
What is most important to me is to hear your story and value your experience, seek to understand what brought you to where you are in order to see a way forward. My role as therapist is to work with you supportively, so together we can understand your patterns of thought, behaviour and emotional processes, which are usually established in early life. With the support of a caring therapist, once the origins of our emotional and cognitive patterns are understood, other ways of being can become possible, and can be practiced in the therapy room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BA (Hon.), PG Cert., PG Dip., and am registered with BACP and UKCP. I have been involved in self-development and creative insight my whole adult life, working in educational, artistic and psychotherapeutic contexts. My psychotherapeutic practise is integrative, which means I use a mix of approaches (including transactional analysis, object relations, person centred therapy and self-psychology). This gives me a broad range of therapeutic viewpoints to draw on, as appropriate at any given time with any individual person.
My experience includes working with clients who have anxiety, low self-confidence or self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues (including affairs, betrayals, separation, divorce, family issues, infertility and its emotional fallout, and sexual problems), depression (including postnatal depression), feeling sad, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), anger management problems, bereavement and loss, identity issues, stress (including work-related stress), child related issues and addictions.
This can only be done well in a welcoming, safe, caring, confidential environment, and so we meet in a dedicated therapy room. Often insights emerge and the way forward grows just by talking openly and exploring emotions, at the same time noticing our physical responses, since emotions are carried in the body. For those who need or prefer additional ways of expression, I use charts, photographs, postcards, objects such as Russian dolls, music, and any creative suggestions emerging from client work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40 per session.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room is situated through 2 outside steps and 2 doors, 69cm wide at the narrowest point. If this causes a difficultly, I will assist.
I usually work weekday daytime but I try, as much as possible, to be available when clients are free, and therefore offer some evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client