Ian Richards MBACP
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Association for the Treatment for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). 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.
Whilst the UK remains in lockdown because of the COVID 19 virus, I will be holding all sessions via Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime until government restrictions are lifted.
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sex & Pornography Addiction
My fees are as follows:
Therapy Sessions 50 minutes: £50
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.