IPT Training And Therapy

Suite 12 Yarn
Lingfield House
Lingfield Point

01325 582088 / 07976 810828

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About us

IPT Training and Therapy Services was established at the end of 2016. The partners have, between them, more than 30 years’ experience as therapists, 25 years teaching practice and more than 20 years of business management. Our name, IPT, is an acronym that represents the overarching vision and uniqueness of this idea which is based on providing Information, Prevention and Treatment of psychological difficulties to the local community and beyond through training, education and therapy.

Sometimes in life, for whatever reason, we get somewhat “stuck” and might find it hard to overcome this. We might feel like we are struggling to function “normally” or maybe things just don’t feel quite “right”. Maybe it’s difficulties at work or at home that are preventing us from getting the most from our lives or it might be struggles with previous experiences that are making it hard for us to move forward. Whatever it is, whether we think it’s major or trivial, counselling can often be a great source of support.

Counselling is a professional service where you talk, in confidence, to a qualified therapist about your difficulties. Sessions normally last around an hour and in that time you are always at the centre of what we do, so you can explore and reconcile what is going on for you through the use of traditional talking therapies. At IPT we aim to create an environment where you can be yourself, without judgement and we work hard to see you as the individual that you are. We apply our theoretical knowledge, skills and interventions in a way that ensures your therapeutic experience is tailored to your needs.

We are humanistic in our approach however our philosophy is rarely without the theories and interventions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and the Human Givens approach as well as others.

IPT also offer clinical supervision as a professional service on a one to one basis or in a group format and deliver various CPD training courses both on and off site.

Training, qualifications & experience

Paul Martin

Following many years in various commercial roles I qualified as a therapist in 2010 and a Lecturer in 2012. During my time as a therapist I have worked in academic settings supporting students and teaching staff and worked with adults with mild to moderate Mental Health difficulties. More recently my therapeutic work has included workplace counselling and I have developed a particular interest in the cause and effect of psychological trauma.

As a trainer I teach counselling to FE and HE students and develop bespoke counselling/wellbeing courses for private, academic and third sector organisations.

Christine McIntyre

MA in Counselling, Human Givens Diploma, PGCE

I have been a therapist and trainer for over 20 years working in many areas. My specialised area is working with trauma and teaching others how to recognise and work with PTSD.

Together with Paul Martin we run courses throughout the year to help those with mental health issues understand the causes of their problems through the development of information offered at our workshops. In this way we can help to prevent further issues and offer treatment appropriate to their needs. We cover a wide range of issues from anxiety and panic attacks, through moderate to severe mental health issues such as OCD and PTSD.

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Our counselling fees are £45 per session and supervision is £60 per session (1.5 hrs), however discounts maybe available for those with limited income i.e. students, people in receipt of benefits etc.

Training fees are fixed for "off the shelf" training courses and agreed at point of discussion for tailor made courses.

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL1 1RW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


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