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About us

The Stephenson Centre is a private counselling & psychotherapy centre in an easy to reach location in Ipswich, Suffolk near the Waterfront and within easy access of public transport. We have an experienced team of counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists offering therapy for individuals, couples, children and teenagers from a large beautifully decorated grade 2 listed Captains House creating a relaxed and calm environment.

We can offer low cost counselling for adults - £15 per session.

Specialising in a variety of emotional issues including; anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, eating difficulties, bereavement and loss, feelings of not coping / lack of confidence, problems with alcohol/drugs, sexual abuse, work related issues, health issues, our counsellors and psychotherapists work from a range of models including; CBT, psychodynamic, systemic, integrative and psychosynthesis. We also have couple therapists and a children's and teenagers counsellor.

We have a Therapy Services Co-ordinator who will take your call and discuss with you exactly what you are looking for. Alternatively you can email us at info@the and one of our senior psychotherapists or counsellors will respond to your email enquiry within 24 hours.

We are currently offering both face to face sessions (with safety measures in place) and Zoom sessions and we aim to offer you an initial appointment within a couple of days.

Feel free to contact us and speak to one of our therapists about what we can offer and how we can support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are fully qualified, many to masters degree level and doctorate level and have varying degrees of experience, some with 20 years experience.

We also have trainee counsellors on placement who can offer low cost counselling as part of their qualifying.

All our therapists are registered with at least one of the national therapy organisations and abide by their ethical codes of practice. The Stephenson Centre has it's own Ethical Code of Professional Practice which all therapists are required to comply.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

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Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Our fees reflect the experience of our therapists and range from £15 per session for a trainee counsellor to £35, £40, £65 upwards depending on level of experience.

Couple Therapy ranges from £65

Young people - children and teenagers - £50

When we work

We are able to offer face to face sessions and Zoom sessions, if preferred.

We can offer low cost counselling / CBT.

We aim to offer you an initial appointment within a couple of days.

Further information

For practicing therapists;

If you are a practicing counsellor, psychotherapist or clinical psychologist looking to develop your private practice, we offer a calm and tranquil space in which to see your clients for competitive room rental hourly rates.

The Stephenson Centre boasts 6 beautifully decorated therapy rooms (all enable socially distanced practice) and a therapist's lounge to meet other therapists, have lunch, chat and reflect. We also offer a lease wifi system allowing for top speed internet connection for Zoom or Skype sessions and a private garden in which to relax.

We also have a referrals system where you can be allocated referrals (subject to documentation and interview).

We offer supervision, reflection groups and various workshops and seminars for therapists.

81 Grimwade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Unfortunately, as a grade 2 listed building we are unable to offer access to wheelchair users. However, we do have a ground floor therapy room for those unable to use the stairs.

The Stephenson Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Stephenson Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy