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
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial session.
£45 per 50 minute session.
Free initial session.
£50 per 1 hour session.
£20 per 30 minutes.