Hi there, welcome!  My name is Ianto (an old Welsh name) and as an English national I offer counselling services in English.  

I believe that psychological and emotional wellbeing are just as important as physical wellbeing, and my approach will be unique for you. I will work with you to identify how our sessions can be of most benefit for you.  Therapy is a place for you to come as you are and to be completely yourself.  It is vital to me that you feel heard, validated, and have a safe space to process your experiences, to discover yourself and to understand what you need. Reaching out for help can be difficult and often scary, especially when you don't know what to expect.  I look forward to working with you! 

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IaNTO  COUNSELLING

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

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I hold Professional Accreditation status with the National Counselling Society (NCS). Additionally, I am subscribed to multiple Accredited Registers (National Counselling Society (NCS)British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)) that have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.  Acceptance onto these registers demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.

I maintain enhanced DBS checks. 

I work with some of the largest Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and health insurers in the UK (including Axa, Vitality Health Insurance, Aviva Health Insurance and others) to deliver local help (via face to face, telephone and online services) and nationwide help (via telephone and online services). 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is very important to me and I regularly attend professional development days, workshops and courses. 

I abide by the ethical framework of the NCS (Code of Ethics) and the BACP (Ethical Framework).

I feel that I have (and that we all have) a lot of very varied life-experience, which taught me that not only is it 'good to talk' - it can be vital.  I believe that psychological and emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being.  I believe that you, as the client, need your own space to discover yourself and understand what YOU need, and though I can help facilitate this process, you must be prepared to work for yourself within therapy, and reap your own rewards.  I believe it is most important that you find the right therapist for you before you begin your journey of healing. 

 

Integrated Approach (e.g. CBT, TA, Psychodynamic and other modalities)

Support That Makes a Difference, underpinned by a Person Centred Approach

A counselling session ... is ...

non-judgemental, active listening

Sometimes we all need someone who will listen.  Someone who will give us the time and space we need to heal.  A safe environment, free from threat, free from judgement, free from criticism.

YOU matter.

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A counselling session ... is ...

relaxed, comfortable, reassuring

A counselling session is relaxed, comfortable, reassuring.  Together we'll build a trusting therapeutic relationship, at your pace, to your agenda - to help you think through your issues, to help you connect to your feelings and work with them safely.

A counselling session ... is ...

confidential

Confidentiality is a key aspect.  Whatever happens in the counselling room stays in the counselling room.  There are some legal exceptions which will be fully explained to you and made clear in the counselling contract.  I am the Data Protection Officer registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for IaNTO Counselling and comply fully with GDPR. 

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"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us."       

-  David Richo

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."

-  Carl Rogers

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"A failure is not a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."                                 

-  B. F. Skinner

 

Before you begin ...

When starting a new therapeutic relationship, ensure that you choose a counsellor carefully.  The client-counsellor relationship is key to the effectiveness of the therapy.  Interview your counsellor, think about what you want to achieve from therapy.  Follow any of the links below to find out more before you start your counselling journey ...

 
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Find out who you are, and where you would like to go 

 

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