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
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 mindflowness 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