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About me

I am offering online counselling so that you can still access the help that you need at this time of social distancing

About me and the way I work:

When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own. I have had counselling myself and I know how important it is to feel at ease when talking about the things that concern us. So, whether coming individually or as a couple I will try and make that first step towards getting help as easy as possible, offering a confidential service that is relaxed and non-judgemental in pleasant surroundings.

As an integrative counsellor I work with different therapeutic approaches, and working with you, will help you to find your own way through the issues that are causing concern and distress.

Bring whatever concerns you have, whether they be about relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and change, indeed any issues you wish to discuss, and I will do all that I can to make those first steps as easy as I can.

Individual and couples counselling:

Beginning any form of therapy can be daunting but once you have made the first step there is often a sense of relief. The first session will be an opportunity to say what is going on for you and through exploration the intention is to gain a greater insight and awareness leading to a deeper understanding of your circumstances. Helping you then to move on and change things.

As a couple it can sometimes be quite hard to talk about your inner most thoughts in front of your partner  - what if they disagree with your opinion, are hurt by what you say, will there be conflict or a sense of guilt. These things are difficult to confront, but could be the reason why people find that the communication has broken down. After the initial fear you may find that there is a great sense of release, even after one session, because together something is finally being done.

Five minutes from either Reepham or the the A1067 Fakenham Road, and just 20 minutes from Norwich I practice from a comfortable room that is quiet and private in a peaceful setting.

Feel free to call me on my land line or mobile numbers, or send me and email. If I am unable to answer straight away I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.

There is a large parking area also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Continuing Education. Counselling Skills

Diploma in Integrative Counselling and year 2 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Advanced Diploma and year 3 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Couples Work (Changing Relationships).

Diploma in Couples Work.

Currently in training as a supervisor.

I am a long term volunteer counsellor at St. Barnabas Counselling Centre in Norwich and have experience working in voluntary organisations dealing with clients who are distressed and suicidal.

Some of the many areas of experience I have working with clients are: sadness, anger issues; anxiety; depression; generalised anxiety disorder; relationship difficulties; seperation and divorce; trauma; low self esteem; self harm; bereavement; suicidal thoughts; abuse; dependency on alcohol and drugs; and the general questions that come with life.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients both self and GP referred, and continue to have regular and ongoing professional development and training. I have regular professional supervision and abide by the code of ethics set by the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

I have attended courses on, Understanding Self Harm, Survivors of child sex abuse, Bereavement and Loss, Sex addiction, Drug and alcohol addictions, Suicidal tendencies, Understanding DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), Couples work, Intimacy and Sex.

B.A. (hons) Multi-Disciplinary Design

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Living within an area that includes a large farming community I have some experience working with people in this profession, dealing with the pressures of long hours, working alone, financial difficulties and relationship stresses.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional analysis

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£40.00. per hour appointment for individuals.
£50.00. per 75 minutes for couples.
Concessions on counselling for trainee counsellors, students and those with low income are available. Please ask me about this.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


I offer both evening and daytime appointments and am happy to try and fit you in when it is easiest for you.

Further information

During the Covid-19 pandemic I am offering both online and telephone counselling.

Melbourne House
Whitwell Common
NR10 4RF

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am currently undergoing training to be a clinical supervisor at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development in London.

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Ian Pocklington BSc (Hons) UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Ian Pocklington BSc (Hons) UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor