Ian Swanson (BPC)

Ian Swanson (BPC)

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About me

There are times when life events or feelings can be overwhelming. Feelings of anger, stress, anxiety, sadness and loneliness, while all normal, can dominate our lives.

I believe that talking can help to increase your choices and bring about change and is a positive and responsible way to approach life’s problems.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to think about feelings, problems, motives, needs, the future, and its joys.

The sessions are about working together to help you understand the behaviours and obstacles that hold you back, and the feelings that are involved, because I believe you can develop and trust your own abilities to solve problems in your life.

My main areas of experience as a counsellor are,

  • Problems in relationships at home or work or within families.
  • Difficulties in dealing with feelings.
  • Life changes and events.
  • Identity and life choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at WPF Therapy, London, which is recognised as one of the UK's leading training institutions with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am registered as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council, (BPC) and am bound by their code of ethics and complaints procedure. My qualification is recognised by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).

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An initial assessment session of up to 90 minutes costs £60 and enables us to see whether we can work together on your issues, I charge £50 per 50 mins. for weekly sessions.

Further information

Our practice is easily accessible, on the ground floor.

Maps & Directions

Purley, CR8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Available daytime and Monday/Friday evenings

Types of client

Older adults