Ian Wright

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BA (Hons) MBACP (Reg)
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Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QE
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About me

Since 2003 I have worked in the Public, Private and Third Sector as a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.  I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide variety of personal and professional issues. In particular generalised anxiety, relationships, bereavement and loss, depression, struggles within the workplace, overwhelming life changes, addiction, including but not limited to drugs, alcohol and gambling and trauma (including developmental).

My working style is to provide a safe and caring confidential space for clients to express and explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and somatic experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

with over 18 years experience of working with addictions I also helped set up and managed a Berkshire in-house Counselling service for a Borough Councils’ employees, which included over four thousand staff from Social Services, Schools and Education, Local Government Services and Environment and Leisure staff.

I provide Clinical Supervision for Counsellors in training, experienced Counsellors and for organisations and provided Clinical Supervision for a Prison Psychology Team and approved premises for high risk offenders and probation staff.
I have provided training for Social Workers, Foster Carers and newly adoptive parents in Building Attachments and in Risk Assessments.

I’ve volunteered for two Charitable Counselling Organisations in Hampshire and Berkshire

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hon) Counselling University of Southampton                    
BACP Advanced Diploma Integrated Humanistic Counselling, Guildford College of Higher Education

Certificate in Couples Developmental counselling

Body Psychotherapy for couples

Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision (level 6)

Alcohol & Drugs
Anger Management 
Safeguarding Children Level 4

Building Attachment
CBT Knowledge & Skills
Certificate Motivational Interviewing

DDP Level 1 &2

DICES Risk Assessment

Disciplinary & Capabilities
Myer Briggs Personality Profile
Problem Gamblers (GamCare certificate)
Relapse Prevention
TA 101

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As part of my commitment to my continued professional development I am studying a UKCP accredited Post Grad Diploma in Body Psychotherapy (also know as Somatic therapy) with Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre and currently in the two year practicum stage of the training which allows me to offer Body Psychotherapy.   Please contact me for further information.


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Free 15min introductory telephone or zoom session.

£ 70.00 - 1 hour Individual session.
£ 80.00 - 1 1/4 hour Couples session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me for current in person and online zoom availability.

Further information

Client Testimonials

“I have found the whole experience complex, rich and rewarding and have grown and reached a good sense of understanding of myself.  Words cannot express my appreciation. Thank you”.
A. Client

“Thank you for helping me communicate with people, so they can have a greater understanding of me, while I get a greater understanding of myself”.
A. Client

Cleveland House, 39 Old Station Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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For in-person sessions in Newmarket stairs are required to be used to access the therapy rooms.

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