Hello, my name is Ian and I offer private counselling based from my home office near Basingstoke in North Hampshire. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy to any adult (18+). Currently, due to the current Covid restrictions, all sessions are offered by telephone or through Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, or any other electronic medium you prefer. I completely understand that Covid has been very restricting for many and therefore I encourage you to choose the means of communication that best suits you.
I can provide counselling for people nationwide and hopefully soon, there may be the opportunity for clients to move to face-to-face, in-person sessions if you prefer. I will update this website when face to face sessions are possible.
Unlike many Counsellors, I prefer not to adhere to any one particular approach, method or model of counselling. I believe that each person’s needs are unique and that a singular approach will not suit everybody. I would rather focus on developing a positive working relationship with you using a flexible approach to the many techniques available, to us, combining the strengths of multiple theories in order to apply those that are most beneficial to your specific needs. I also maintain a strict confidential, moral and ethical stance. Nothing that you bring to your counselling sessions are shared with anyone else.
The talking therapies that I provide, gives you the time and a safe space to explore what is on your mind in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. The safe space that I will provide for you, will hopefully allow you to understand yourself better and find solutions that really work for you.
Here are some examples of the types of issues that I can help you work through:
- Stress and anxiety
- Bereavement and loss
- Difficulties at work or the work environment
- Relationship issues such as separation, divorce, abuse
- Anger management
- Personal development and motivation
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sexuality and Gender Issues
- Smoking cessation
- Low Self-Esteem