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BSc. (CBT), PGCert (Clinical Supervision), BACP (Accred)

About me


One to One Support

I'm Ian and welcome to my profile. I am a professionally qualified and fully Accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS). I have a Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a post-graduate (Level 7) qualification in Clinical Supervision.

Finding the 'right' counsellor or therapist can seem pretty daunting for many. However, I'm a great believer that the best counsellor for you is both about the experience, and who you connect with. So, if you want a quick chat on the phone, then, by all means, get in touch. 

Group Support

As well as Ian’s individual client work, he also regularly works in group settings. If you are interested in learning mindfulness to support your emotional and wellbeing needs, he offers a variety of training support for presentations such as anxiety, stress and depression as well as self-compassion based programmes. Take a look at our Mindfulness Page to see a selection of the group support on offer.


Clinical Supervision

Ian holds a Post Graduate qualification (Level 7) in clinical supervision and is on the National Counselling Society (NCS) approved supervisor register. He is also a fully accredited member of both the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). As such he is trained to a high academic standard and able to support the counsellor's work in an ethical and evidence based manner.

Hope Therapy & Counselling Services

As well as an experienced counsellor in his own right, he is also the founder of Hope Therapy and Counselling Services. 'Hope' works with private individuals and organisations offering Counselling, CBT, Hypnotherapy, EMDR and Mindfulness support throughout the UK, both face to face and online. 

Counselling can be a HUGE commitment, so when choosing a counsellor, it is right that you get to work with the right one. So, if people are brave enough to consider starting counselling - they should get the best help possible. Therefore, after finding out what you are looking for, Ian may suggest a better/alternative/more cost-effective option through someone else in his team. 'Hope' offers support for a wide range of presentations from Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Relationship Challenges (one to one and couples), Addiction, PTSD and Trauma, to name but a few. So, whatever you are looking for, please give us a call.

Ian is incredibly passionate about service quality, integrity, and professionalism and welcomes all feedback to improve standards and practice.

Organisational Support

In addition to working with private clients in an individual or group capacity, Ian also manages the organisational and corporate support arm of Hope Therapy. So if you are looking to support your organisational welfare or stress management needs we can help by offering Occupational Counselling, Workplace Mediation, Critical Incident Support, Training workshops and Executive Coaching.​

Ian has extensive experience working at Senior Management and Board levels in a variety of organisational settings, including FT-250 & FT-100 companies. So if you are looking for somebody to offer a truly holistic approach to both the individual and work-based needs of your organisation, simply get in touch.​

Next Steps

We offer a free 15-minute consultation to all clients. Simply follow the following link to discuss things further:


Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGCert (Clinical Supervision)
  • BSc. Hons (CBT)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Certificate in Trauma

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

- Initial assessment session (where required) £90 for a 90-minute session.

- Standard sessional range from  £65 - £95 for a 50-minute counselling or CBT session, depending on needs.

- Other prices are available on request.

- Discounted rates for bulk purchase opportunities.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening, weekend and Daytime availability.

Further information

Please call or email us with any questions you may have. Zoom and Skype sessions are available, as well as face to face Counselling, CBT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness.

Published articles

Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

Ian holds a Post Graduate qualification (Level 7) in clinical supervision as well as a fully accredited member of the BACP.

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