Ian Rivers

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Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Chandlers Ford, Hants, SO53
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As we journey through life issues can arise that are difficult and painful. I am a qualified, experienced BACP Accredited counsellor. I offer a safe, confidential, and non judgemental environment to support you in understanding, addressing and overcoming these issues. Counselling can help you gain clarity and perspective and help you achieve positive change. I can support you through this.

I am an optimist by nature and believe that we are very often stronger and more resourceful than we think, we just need support in realising that truth.

I am client focused and help you work towards the goals that you have presented in a way that is;

- caring

- professional

- respectful

- open

- honest.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling .I am BACP Accredited .I am IPT(Interpersonal Therapy) Accredited. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). My training was integrative covering a number of different theoretical approaches; my main approach is humanistic however I am familiar with a CBT approach that can be used for clients with anxiety issues. I also offer a Mindfulness approach which can be effective for treating anxieties. I possess a 101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis.

I have 14 years(10000+ Client hours) NHS experience working in GP Surgeries, and currently work for a major NHS IAPT Service . I also have Schools Counselling experience.I have worked successfully with a wide variety of topics but have found particular success helping clients with issues of self-esteem, bereavement, depression, relationship issues and anxiety.

I possess a Diploma(2019) and Certificate(2016) in Supervision

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


£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial session free should you decide not to proceed with me after 30 minutes
£50 per 50 minute session.

I no longer provide couples counselling.

£60 per 90 minutes session held monthly

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Thurs  0800-1730 online 0830-1600 face to face 

Chandlers Ford, Hants, SO53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am a qualified supervisor offering supervision to Counsellors and student counsellors.

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