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Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member

Chandlers Ford, Hants, SO53
07746 708318 07746 708318
Chandlers Ford, Hants, SO53

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

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals
Free initial session.
£45 per 50 minute session.

Couples
Free initial session.
£50 per 1 hour session.

Supervision
£20 per 30 minutes.

Chandlers Ford
Hants
SO53

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Weds and Fridays possible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member

Ian Rivers, Counsellor, Accredited Registered BACP Member