Ian Sturt

Wantage, OX12
07426 772761
Wantage, OX12

About me

In this unusual time of social distancing I can offer FaceTime, Skype or videoconference appointments via Zoom meetings app.

I am a Person-Cented, Therapeutic Counsellor, able to work with a wide variety of issues and emotional distress.

Person-Centred therapy is non-judgemental, non-directive and values the uniqueness of each person.

We will work at your own pace with your own belief systems, your unique cultural background and life experiences.

The aim is to provide safe, confidential conditions in which you may begin to thrive, enhance self-awareness and explore past and present difficulties.

Getting started

Having made the decision to see a counsellor, looking for and finding the right one can be very confusing and daunting. Especially when in distress.

For this reason I offer a reduced fee for the first session, free of any further commitment, allowing you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Also, if you haven't experienced counselling before, it's an opportunity to see what a counselling session is like.

During this first session we will assess together what you require and hope to achieve from counselling.

Where, what and how long?

If you choose to go forward, generally we would agree a focus and how many sessions might be needed for the journey. We would decide together how it's progressing and if we needed to reduce or extend the number of sessions.

Our meetings will be an hour in length, usually at the same agreed time each week. I am an individual member of the BACP and work ethically within their framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Mental Health First Aid.

Experience
I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, end of life, relationship issues and breakdown, sexual abuse, severe distress and historical issues that impact the present.

I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training days, such as CRUSE, dementia awareness and mental health first aid.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees


Individual: £35

Students and Concessions: £25

Initial Session: £25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

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