Ian Whittington (Dip. Couns. MBACP)
How can counselling help you?
In seeking counselling, you can take ownership of your life's difficulties and issues, combat anxiety and find the ability to seek solutions to many problems such as depression and general anxiety disorders.
How can I help you?
I use a number of therapeutic styles, with the added skill of life coaching. I find counselling and life coaching combined can provide you with with very good results. My ability to counsel is through extensive training, life experiences and on going personal development.
I have specialised in bereavement and loss, which encompasses depression and anger management, and I also have had vast experience with couples counselling and relationship difficulties.
My main therapeutic approach is person centred; putting the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I adhere ethically and morally to the counselling profession.
With empathy, honesty and a non-judgemental approach, I can give a person the ability to make life choices and help them change their lives for the better.
Please call me on: 07815315408 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling and training for over a decade, although my training is ongoing as I strive to discover new abilities and techniques to assist my clients.
- Counselling and psychotherapy. CPCAB Level 2 in counselling skills.
- Counselling and psychotherapy. CPCAB Level 3 in counselling studies.
- Counselling and psychotherapy. CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic Counselling.
- Cruse Bereavement Care. Exploring grief, bereavement and loss. Accreditation in Bereavement.
- Life Coaching. Reclaim Life. A Human Givens counselling approach.
- A number of work shops covering addiction, loss and grief.
- Dream therapy.
- Self discovery.
- Death by suicide.
- Rewind techniques.
- Art in therapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial 30 minute assessment session, to see if my counselling approach is the right approach for you, the client, is FREE.
My fee is £30 per session for individual counselling, which is payable at the end of each session. (I cannot accept payment cards).
If you are unable to make an appointment, 50% of the fee will be charged. The reason for this is that I allocate that time for you, and only for you.
Weekend appointments are charged at £50 per session.
I offer a student discount for those in education.
Counselling for Couples is charged at £50 per session, or £70 per session at weekends.
Sessions are weekly, unless agreed. They last 50 minutes. We will agree a convenient time and day that suits us both; you will then have this appointment slot each time for as long as you desire.
The sessions are held at my address which will be made clear to you when you confirm the booking.