Ian Richards

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction.

I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphilic urges. These can range from, viewing online pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children. 
I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual offenses or struggling with unwanted intrusive sexual thoughts towards woman and children.

Entering therapy, especially when talking about such a private and sensitive topic can be very daunting. With this in mind it is always my intention to help you feel safe and at ease and to not feel judged. I work in a warm and empathic way allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings no matter how dark they may be. 

I am a registered member of the following associations:

  • The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)
  • The Association for the Treatment for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) 
  • The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA)

I spent two years as a Trustee for the Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending (STOPSO)

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free 15-minute consultation. From then on the first initial session will last for one hour and all further sessions last fifty minutes. Each session will be £90.00. If after your initial session you decide that you would like to book a block of sessions, I do offer block bookings of six sessions or more at a discounted rate.

I am also a qualified Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who work within this area of expertise, and I currently have availability for Supervisees. 
I am fully insured, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abide by their ethical framework.

I offer fee to face therapy in Stratford-Upon-Avon or Nationally via Zoom.   

Please feel free to visit my website: www.ianrichardsbtj.com

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Level 5 Diploma ISAT The Institute For Sexual Addiction Training. (CPCAB) Accredited 

Certificate in Supervision - National Counselling Society (NCS)

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.

I spent two years on the board of Trustees for Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending (STOPSO)

Areas of Expertise

Trauma ✓ Sex Addiction ✓ Pornography Addiction ✓ Sexual Abuse ✓ Mindfulness ✓ Paraphilia Disorder ✓ 

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

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£90.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

The initial Session will be for fifty minutes: £90.00

All Further Sessions are fifty minutes: £90.00

Supervision: £70.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 8am - 7.30pm. Saturday 9am - 1pm

Sessions via Zoom and FaceTime.

Face to Face in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Lifeways Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG

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 Richards
Ian Richards