Ian Poole

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BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Counselling. MBACP
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Norwich, NR1 3EY
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified, insured and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in the heart of Norwich. But what does it all mean?

I’m sure you’ve now scrolled through a sea of faces stating various therapeutic styles and qualifications (it can be like we are talking another language) when all you want is some help. In a nutshell being a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor means the relationship we develop together is key for the work. I am committed to be alongside you on this ride as we use the mind, the body and the bigger than us things of our existence, to explore what is behind you seeking counselling.

The power of Integrative Counselling is that my approach to working with you will be as unique as you.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to your personal experience and your mental health. Together, we work out what suits you best. Whether exploring and adjusting behaviours or exploring the past and how it now influences the present. Whether we focus on the bigger than us thoughts of life or re-connecting to our body and using breath to help regulate and ground. We could delve into the unconscious or stay present in the now, or a combination of them all. There are many ways of working to help uncover the root of our problems, which in turn can provide much freedom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling, an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, and an Introduction to Counselling Skills qualification.

I am also fully insured and a Registered member of the BACP. Additionally, I am a volunteer Counsellor at Off the Record, a counselling service in Norwich.

Before training as a Counsellor, I was a teacher for many years, specialising in Music Technology and working with students with Special Educational Needs and Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties. I have personal and professional experience in mental health spanning over 20 years.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per 50-minute session.

When I work

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Further information

I work from my private practice in the centre of Norwich on Ber Street, located behind Notre Dame School about 3 minutes walk from John Lewis. 

The building is a beautiful listed building with cultural interest and lots of character. My practice is located on the second floor, which is not ideal for everyone (for which I do apologise) but I also offer online sessions. The room is bright, spacious, and comfortable.

I offer a free 15-minute assessment phone call to understand your needs and determine if we are a good fit. From there, we can arrange regular sessions, with the first session being an opportunity to discuss the process and address any concerns you may have.

125 Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3EY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Ian Poole
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