Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member
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;
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Humanistic therapies
Free initial session.
£45 per 50 minute session.
Free initial session.
£50 per 1 hour session.
£20 per 30 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Weds and Fridays possible
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor offering supervision to Counsellors and student counsellors.