Ian Pocklington BSc (Hons) UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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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.
Currently in training as a supervisor at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, London. Offering reduced cost clinical supervision to both counsellors and mental health workers, for the duration of my training. Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both evening and daytime appointments and am happy to try and fit you in when it is easiest for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently undergoing training to be a clinical supervisor at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development in London.View supervision profile