Ian Richards MBACP

Ian Richards MBACP

Lifeways Centre
30 Albany Road
CV37 6PG

The Treatment Rooms
1619 Warwick Rd
B93 9LF

07465 226668

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About me


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.

Warmest regards


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

✓ Depression
✓ Anxiety
✓ Trauma
✓ Low Self Worth
✓ Sex Addiction
✓ Pornography Addiction
✓ Bereavement
✓ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
✓ Stress Management
✓ Anger Management
✓ Abuse

✓ Couples Therapy

✓ Mindfulness

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG
Solihull, B93 9LF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. Saturday 9am - 2pm Therapy in Rooms in Birmingham, Solihull, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Coventry.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme