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About me


I'm Ian and welcome to my profile. I am a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and proprietor of Hope Therapy and Counselling Services. 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.

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
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

- 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.


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 or Mindfulness.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Ian Stockbridge BSc. (CBT), BACP (Accred) ~ (Hope Therapy & Counselling)

Ian Stockbridge BSc. (CBT), BACP (Accred) ~ (Hope Therapy & Counselling)