Ian Rodgers, Integrative counsellor, Mindfulness practitioner, MBACP
As an integrative counsellor and mindful practitioner I combine different models of counselling, tailored to suit my client's needs. At 23yrs, following 2 years national military service and 2 years of travelling, I began work as a volunteer person centred/ humanistic counsellor at Life Line international, South Africa, progressing further in 2003 as a CBT based (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) trauma counsellor, working with victims of violent crime, rape and domestic abuse. Around about the same time I began practising mindfulness and meditation. At 25yrs I completed my HND Fine Arts which marked the beginning of my journey as a professional artist. Over time I have integrated my skills and my passions into my counselling practice.
How I work.
I take time to listen to you and understand your situation. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can spend time sharing past or present events without being judged, with someone to whom you are unattached. During our initial session we can discuss what you want from counselling and establish a collaborative arrangement that suits your needs. I offer short term (6 to 8 sessions), or longterm counselling. Counselling is sometimes tough, it can even feel frightening sharing your thoughts and feelings aloud, but working through difficult feelings can offer real clarity and relief, helping you to regain a sense of control and empowerment.
The easiest way to contact me is to send me an email or text with your contact details and I'll get back to as soon as I can.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Person centred/Humanistic counselling training (1994)
- Mindfulness/ Meditation practice (1994)
- HND, fine Arts (1994)
- Rape and Trauma - PTSD (2003)
- BA (Hons) Integrative counselling (2015)
- Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) (2012)
- Student Counsellor, Coleg Ceredigion (2010-2019)
- BACP member since 2009
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
creative flow workshops
Individuals £50 per 1 hr session
Couples £75 per 1,5 hrs session
If you're concerned about whether you can afford the sessions, please contact me as I have allowance to offer concessions to some clients' with lower incomes or experiencing financial difficulties.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
There is parking along the sea front for clients who drive to see me, alternatively I am not far from the bus route into Aberystwyth.
I also run Creative mindflowness workshops on a regular basis, please enquire for further information.