Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member

Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member

Chandlers Ford

07746 708318

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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 9 years(5000+ Client hours) NHS experience working in GP Surgeries, and currently work for a major NHS IAPT Service outside of Hampshire. 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

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Free initial session.
£45 per 50 minute session.

Free initial session.
£50 per 1 hour session.

£20 per 30 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Chandlers Ford, SO53

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Weds and Fridays possible

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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