My Approach To Counselling
Free Initial Session
This is my opportunity to describe the Counselling that I will be offering and to listen to your story. It will also be your opportunity to outline what you hope to gain from Counselling. You can then make a decision about whether you would like to proceed with the Counselling. You don’t have to make an instant decision you can let me know in your own time…..
Your Counselling Sessions
I am Client led. We will work towards the realistic goals that you give and review progress against those goals during the sessions. You may wish to introduce additional goals during the therapy. It is YOUR therapy!
Sessions will last 50 minutes and can be weekly or fortnightly.It is common for therapy to be over 6 sessions however some people find they make great progress in 2 sessions and others prefer a longer term approach, it is really up to you but we use your goals to assess progress.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and work within their ethical guidelines
At the end of the Counselling Sessions we will discuss your recovery and check that you feel ok about the end of the Counselling. You can see me again anytime after the ending of the therapy.
Wife: Ian helped us communicate in ways we hadn’t done for months, he reminded us why we fell in love in the first place. Whilst Ian clearly has a lot of experience in this area, I always felt he delivered our counselling sessions with warmth and understanding. It never felt like a typical ‘therapy session’ and after a few weeks I started looking forward to attending. Ian never made me feel judged and I have full faith that everything we discussed in our sessions has and will remain confidential.
Husband: I was very sceptical of attending counselling prior to our first meeting with Ian. Reluctantly I went to our first meeting and had already made up my mind that I would not enjoy it that we would not go back. I was completely wrong, I felt welcomed and comforted by Ian’s demeanour as soon as I met him. As the sessions progressed I felt more and more at ease and that I was talking to a friend not a counsellor. Ian has worked wonders for us on both a relationship and personal level.Southampton Couple