Ian Stockbridge (Hope Therapy & Mindfulness)
I'm Ian and welcome to my profile. I am a professionally qualified counsellor and proprietor of Hope Therapy. I and my team offer counselling, CBT, Hypnosis, EMDR and Mindfulness support throughout the entire UK. We work both with private individuals and organisations.
Due to COVID-19, at the moment my team and I are offering either telephone or 'remote video appointments' via software called zoom'. This means that we are able to support people literally anywhere in the UK and regularly do.
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 about experience but also about who you connect with. So, if you want a quick chat on the phone then, by all means, get in touch. (please don't be put off if you get an answerphone - just leave a brief message and you’ll be called back, usually within a couple of hours).
Counselling can be a HUGE commitment, so when choosing a counsellor, it is right that you get to work with the right one. I hold the view that if people are brave enough to consider starting counselling - they should get the best help possible. So, after finding out what you are looking for, I may well suggest a better/alternative/more cost-effective option through someone else in my team. To ensure that you get to work with who is absolutely the best person for your specific needs, I have handpicked 20 Counsellors and CBT therapists who support 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 and whoever you will best connect with, please do give us a call.
I am extremely passionate about the quality, integrity and professionalism of my service and welcome any and all feedback to improve standards and practice.
As well as working with many clients in a private capacity, Hope Therapy also offers organisational support throughout the UK. We can assist you with your organisational welfare and stress management needs, by offering Occupational Counselling, Workplace Mediation, Critical Incident Support, Training workshops and Executive Coaching.
I have extensive experience of working at Board Level in organisational settings as well as being a fully qualified Counsellor with a Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which enables me to apply a holistic view of Corporate demands in the workplace.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Hope Therapy team have a varied background, depending on who you work with. Please feel free to enquire about specific experience or qualifications.
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
- Initial assessment session (where required) £90 for a 90-minute session.
- Standard sessional range from £65 - £95 for a 50-minute session, depending on needs..
- Discounted rates for bulk purchase opportunities.
Concessions offered for
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 or Mindfulness.