Ian Richards MBACP
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced Person-Centred Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am able to work with clients presenting a variety of issues on a short to long term basis.
When you attend a therapy session my intention is help you feel comfortable and at ease. Starting therapy can be quite daunting so it is important for you to feel safe without the fear of being judged. It can sometimes be difficult meeting a counsellor for the first time but these feelings are quite normal and will soon pass.
I work in a warm and empathic way allowing you to explore your feelings without holding any judgment towards you. As we work together you should find that it becomes easier to explore your difficulties thus enabling you to make more sense of what's going on.
On the initial consultation we will discuss what has brought you to therapy and how you feel I may be able to help you. The time is yours so you are free to ask any questions that you wish regarding how I work or what is to be expected. If at the end of the initial session you decide that you wish to enter therapy we will agree a date to commence and then go from there.
I charge £30 for the initial session which last's 50 minutes, allowing you time to see if you wish to work with me.
Each consecutive sessions will last fifty minutes and charged at £50.00 per session, however I do offer block bookings of 6 sessions at a discounted rate.
For more complex issues such as Sex or Pornography addiction my fees are £70.00 for fifty minutes.
I also offer Critical Incident Debriefing for individuals, groups or onsite for organisations.
I am fully insured and abide by the ethical guidelines of the BACP.
Please contact me direct if you wish to have an initial telephone conversation prior to booking.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Level 5 Diploma ISAT The Institute For Sexual Addiction Training
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist gaining my qualification at the University of Warwick. I am also a qualified Sex Addiction Therapist and am able to help individuals in this quite sensitive area of addiction.
Areas of Expertise
✓ Low Self Worth
✓ Sex Addiction
✓ Pornography Addiction
✓ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
✓ Stress Management
✓ Anger Management
✓ Couples Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sex & Pornography Addiction
My fees are as follows:
Therapy Sessions 50 minutes: £50
Couples Therapy 50 minutes: £70
Sex/Pornography Addiction. 50 minutes: £70
Dangerous sexual thoughts feelings or behaviour. 50 Minutes: £70
I am able to provide a discount for block bookings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. Saturday 9am - 2pm Therapy in Rooms in Birmingham, Solihull, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Coventry.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|