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. I initially trained as a person centred/ humanistic counsellor in South Africa in 1994. In 2003 I trained as a trauma counsellor, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) working with victims of violent crime, rape and domestic abuse. Alongside my counselling training I developed my mindfulness and meditation practice and also started my journey as a professional artist. Over time I have integrated these skills into my counselling practice.
How I work.
I take time to listen to you and understand your situation. I offer a professional, but also a real, emphatic, human connection. Essentially our psychological and emotional well being is affected and connected to all other aspects of our lives. Sometimes we become over-whelmed with the impact of past or present events, unable to shake free from our thoughts or move beyond the pain that those memories or experiences create. I offer a safe, confidential space with a professional to whom you are unattached, where you can spend time sharing your difficulties without being judged. My work often includes breathing, visualisation and/or creative techniques suited to match you and your thinking styles. Counselling can be tough, but working through pain can offer clarity and relief, helping you to regain a sense of control and empowerment.
I offer both short term (6 to 8 sessions), or long term counselling depending on your individual requirements, which we can discuss further in our initial session.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
creative flow workshops
Individuals £40 per 1 hr session
Couples £60 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 flow workshops on a regular basis, please enquire for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available daytime and evenings Mondays to Fridays
Types of client