About me

Why I am different from most therapists:

Whilst I am trained in traditional talking therapy, I have trained in more dynamic therapies such as equine psychotherapy and Breathwork. Equine and Breathwork are able to move energy in the body that may be stuck. It is the energy in the body that can keep you stuck. Free the energy and it frees something up within you. Working this way offers you greater value for money in my opinion.

I have personally experienced all of the therapies that I offer and completed in depth work on myself engaging in these therapies. I believe this enables me to offer an authentic connection with you to create safety and trust.

My services in more detail:

I offer counselling sessions and long term psychotherapy sessions where you can talk about your life and we work together towards your desired outcomes.

I am fully qualified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), which is a technique that works with the brains natural ability to process everyday experiences. Trauma disrupts the brains usual processing, but EMDR can get your brain and nervous system functioning again using bilateral stimulation of the eyes or other areas of your body.

I can work with you using EMDR to target and re-process a specific traumatic event such as a car accident or assault. Phobias, Anxiety, Fear and unwanted patterns of behaviour can be worked through in a similar focused and structured block over several sessions (short term work). Please contact me for more information in how EMDR can help in targeting specific issues you may be struggling with.

I may suggest and work with stabilising elements of EMDR while working with you in long term therapy.

I am a fully qualified Breathwork practitioner. Breathwork is also known as Conscious Connected Breathing. During a Breathwork session I will facilitate you through a process in which you breath consciously for around an hour. During this process you are able to access and release energy in your body that keeps unhelpful patterns in place. The process can offer liberation from overwhelming feelings, feeling stuck, repeating unhelpful behaviours, feeling unfulfilled in your life and has many health benefits. Breathwork sessions last for around 3 hours. We talk about patterns playing out in you life and beliefs you have in the first part of the session followed by a breathe for around an hour and there is an integration period of 30 minutes at the end. Fortnightly sessions are advised and 10 sessions can be enough to change things significantly. The process works on a cognitive, emotional and physical level.

Having had many Breathwork sessions as part of my training I have noticed pain disappear from a long standing back problem and pain from damage to my sciatic nerve has diminished. Breathwork has allowed me to release anger, rage, shame and guilt in a safe and supported way and my whole body is able to feel at peace. I am now able to help you express and release such emotions safely so that you can bring peace to your body and your life.

Breathwork sessions are for around 3 hours. Please contact me for further information.

I am a qualified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist which is a lovely and often empowering alternative to room based therapies. Working in the fresh air, the horses offer support and can access deep emotional places in clients with their highly tuned non verbal communication. Horses can gently reflect back existing patterns in clients relationships and encourage healthier ways of being. Please watch the powerful videos at the bottom of the page. Contact me for further information.

I have experience of working in short term counselling and long term psychotherapy for local charities and in my private practice.

I have experience of working 1 to 1

I have extensive experience of working in Psychotherapy groups within a Therapeutic community setting.

I also offer professional support to fellow practitioners.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
I am an Approved Supervisor by the National Counselling Society.
I am a LEAP registered Practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Fully qualified Breathwork Practitioner - First-Breath - 2019 - 2021
  • EMDR Level 1, 2 & 3 - EMDR Centre London - 2018/19
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Diploma (LEAP Method) - 2017
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - 2014
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision, Keele University - 2011
  • Diploma in Counselling, Stoke On Trent College - 2008
  • Certificate in Counselling, Stoke-On-Trent College - 2006
  • Level 2 in Usui Reiki - 2006
  • Level 1 in Usui Reiki - 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £125.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy - 1 hour session - £45 (£55 at SK11)

EMDR - £75 (1.5 hour sessions)

Breathwork - £125 ( 3 hour session )

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £55 - 1 hour, £80 - 1.5 hours.

Clinical supervision - £60 per 1.5 hour session
I can offer concessions to those on benefits or low incomes.
Fees are payable at the end of each session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments Monday to Saturday.

Further information

I currently offer sessions - Mon - Fri
I offer morning sessions - Sat.

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST10

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been a qualified supervisor since 2011 and have a huge amount of experience supporting and helping professionals stay safe and healthy in their challenging work.

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Ivan Broad

Ivan Broad