Ian Collier

Ian Collier, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy

with Ian Collier (Diploma in Humanistic Counselling)

What is counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity for you to discuss and explore issues that are affecting your life and overall wellbeing.

There are a wide variety of counselling approaches. I am qualified in Humanistic Psychotherapy, commonly known as Person Centred Counselling. This approach stresses the importance within the counselling relationship of:

  • Empathy, that is understanding as deeply as possible your experiences and feelings.
  • Congruence, that is being open and honest.
  • Acceptance, that is being non-judgemental.

Who is helped by couselling?

Counselling helps people who are struggling to deal with emotional problems, or who wish to gain a better understanding of themselves for their own personal development.

I have worked with people experiencing:

  • Grief and bereavement
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Changes in lifestyle
  • Other emotional issues arising from childhood experiences

What is my experience?

I am an experienced counsellor who has been working for the last four years providing counselling within GP practises as part of the NHS primary care services. Prior to this, I was working within the NHS as a registered mental nurse for over sixteen years. I have extensive experience helping a wide range of people experiencing emotional distress.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and abide by their Code of Professional Conduct.

I am committed to maintaining my own professional development, and therefore undertake regular supervision from an experienced and qualified supervisor.

How do I like to work?

I find that the first session offers you the opportunity to explore why you have chosen to come to counselling, and what you hope to achieve through it.

You can then decide if you think that we can work on these issues together.

Experience has shown me that it is helpful to agree to set a number of sessions at the start, as often people find that they only need between six and eight sessions. Some people do require a longer period of counselling; however, it is still beneficial to have a clear focus and a regular review of progress, which this framework provides.

 

Telephone:

015395 67005 or 07768 306 812

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