Counselling in Eastleigh

and Chandler's Ford Areas

BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor
in Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford Areas

Welcome to my website. My name is Ian Rivers. I am a Counsellor and therapist based in Eastleigh. I provide counselling and therapy services in the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, and the surrounding areas. These include Southampton, Romsey, Hedge End, North Baddesley, Winchester and other Hampshire locations. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).


I am Client led. We will work towards the realistic goals that you give and review progress against those goals during the sessions.


I now offer Couples Counselling In Southampton. My focus is upon your relationship and enabling you to understand and resolve the issues that divide you.


I have 7 years NHS experience working in GP Surgeries, and currently work for a major NHS IAPT Counselling Service outside of Hampshire. I also work for an EAP(Employee Assistance Programme) Company as a Helpline Counsellor.
I help you work towards your goals in a way that is:

Caring | Professional | Respectful | Open | Honest | Non-Judgemental | Collaborative | Challenging.

My Counselling Services in Eastleigh

“Sometimes on our journey through life. Issues arise that are difficult and painful to deal with. As an Eastleigh counsellor I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment to support you. Helping you to address and overcome these issues. Counselling can help you gain clarity and perspective. Help you achieve positive changes. I can be there to support you through these changes.”

I am an optimist by nature. I believe we are often stronger and more resourceful than we think. Counselling can help us realise that truth. I am a therapist who focuses on you and your needs.

Ian Rivers Counsellor
Sometimes you feel the need to pretend to your family and friends that:

  • You can cope when you are really feeling overwhelmed.
  • You’re brave when really you’re scared.
  • You’re happy when really you’re sad.

My aim is that when you receive counselling in Eastleigh with me, you will feel you can be the way you feel inside. You may act in a negative way and not understand why. You might regret the way that you acted. My Counselling can help you see these things clearly and help you change.

I believe the therapy space I offer will lead you to a better understanding of yourself, finding the old “you”. Counselling can lead you to being happy and liking yourself again. It could be personal or work problems that are upsetting you. I have wide experience in providing therapy for depression. Also self-esteem and anxiety issues.
Counselling can lead you to being happy and liking yourself again. It could be personal or work problems that are upsetting you. I have wide experience in providing therapy for depression and self-esteem and anxiety issues.

Counselling can lead to you understanding that you have more options than you realised. More control than you believed.

Couples Counselling In Eastleigh

I offer Couples Counselling In Eastleigh. My focus is upon your relationship and supporting you in understanding and resolving the issues that divide you. I do not take sides. I do not judge. My aim is to help you decide upon the direction that you would both like the relationship to take.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My counselling practice is at Chandlers Ford. Within easy reach of Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Romsey, North Baddesley the New Forest and other Hampshire locations.

“Ian’s Counselling helped me to work through a tricky and confusing time in my life. I regained my self-confidence and self-belief through our counselling sessions.”



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Areas of Counselling

Addiction | Anxiety | Bereavement | Bullying | Depression | Low self-confidence | Low self-esteem
Relationship issues | Self harm | Sexuality | Stress | Suicidal thoughts | Work related stress.