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Ian Stockbridge (Counselling, CBT & Mindfulness)

Wantage OX12 & Rickmansworth WD3
07379 538411 07379 538411

About me





Ian is the owner, founder and lead counsellor at Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services.

Here at Hope Therapy, we understand how nerve-racking these times can be. As such as well as the usual face to face way of working, we also offer a variety of non-face to face Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness options via Skype & Zoom. We also offer a variety of evidence-based digitally supported wellbeing packages that are hugely popular.

Low budget options are available depending upon your need. Just get in touch to discuss.

We work collaboratively with you offering a tailor-made approach depending on your individual needs. We draw upon Counselling, CBT or Mindfulness depending upon what would be most helpful to you.

At all times we will work at your pace, with compassion and confidentiality at the core of what we do.

Hope Therapy can either support or access support for a number of complex presentations including Abuse, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Self Confidence and Esteem, Bullying, Anger Management, Bereavement and Loss, Child Related Issues, Loneliness and Relationship Issues.

Support is offered to children, adolescents and adults of all ages, either one to one, couples or groups as required by you.

​Whatever your need, however niche or specialist we recommend you contact us to see what we are able to offer.

Evidence Led
There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT and Mindfulness work effectively in treating a variety of mental health conditions. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

NICE provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health. CBT and Mindfulness are also recommended by NICE for the treatment of such conditions as depression and anxiety disorders.

In life, we can be faced with many different emotional challenges. We work using a variety of approaches depending on the client and their needs and preferences, including Person-Centred and Integrative Counselling, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Together we can work explore your options so you can make the decisions that are right for you.

Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone for a completely confidential and no-obligation chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching - Distinction
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Teacher Training in Mindfulness Practice (MBCT)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Bereavement Training
  • Samaritans Training in Suicide Prevention and Supporting Distress

Specialist ongoing training in:

  • Anxiety (GAD, OCD, Phobias, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety etc.)
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Working with Violent Behaviour
  • Relationships (Individually and Couples)
  • Complicated Grief

Member organisations


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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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

- Standard sessional rates £65 - £75 for a 50 minute session.

- Discounted rates for bulk purchase opportunities.
- Discounts of £10.00 off of standard rates for Counselling Students

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Evening, weekend and Daytime availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Ian Stockbridge (Counselling, CBT & Mindfulness)

Ian Stockbridge (Counselling, CBT & Mindfulness)