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  • Relationship session (online/in-person)

    Explore difficulties in your relationship in a safe environment, where each person is allowed to speak freely. Understand how each of you feel and how both of you can decide how to move forwards. This is not limited to romantic couples, relationship counselling is for any relationship, such as parent and child, friends, colleagues, etc., Both of you would be present in the room with me. If you wish to explore relationship counselling on your own, book an Individual Session rather than a Relationship Session.

  • Individual session (online/in-person)

    One-to-one counselling session in-person in Congleton or online via Zoom. The fee is only applicable if you are paying privately. Book this session regardless of whether you are paying privately or your insurance company, EAP or other company is funding the sessions.

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  • Counselling services covering Cheshire and the UK

    Home: Welcome Hi there, welcome! My name is Ianto, an old Welsh name - pronounced Yan-toh. My pronouns are He/Him/His. As an English national I offer counselling services in English only. 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! IaNTO COUNSELLING LEARN MORE ABOUT ME 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. Home: Homepage_about 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. ​ 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. "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 "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 Home: Quote 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 ... British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ​ The National Counselling Society ​ ​ What is counselling? ​ What counselling is NOT ​ Do I need counselling? ​ Home: Contact Find out who you are, and where you would like to go Moving you forwards Home: GetSubscribers_Widget

  • Contact details for IaNTO Counselling

    Comfortable, sanitised private room available in Congleton, Cheshire - contact me for details or use the Book Online form. You can also give me a call, drop me a text, send me a WhatsApp message , send me an email or Facebook message - at any time - I will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • FAQ for IaNTO Counselling

    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 first, educate yourself about what counselling is, and what it is not. Think about what you want to achieve from therapy. What is counselling? Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may seem confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things. Can counselling help me? I can help you explore what is troubling you or causing distress. Clients come to me because they want professional and empathetic support and help. I will listen and support you for as long as you need to start feeling better. I will help you explore your problems from a new perspective and assist you to find empowering solutions. ​ How many sessions will I need? This will depend on individual circumstances. You may need more frequent sessions to begin with, typically once a week, and may choose to then alter the frequency, perhaps once per two weeks or once per month, or you may choose to end therapy. The total length of a course of therapy depends on your needs and situation. Some issues may be worked through successfully in just a few sessions and some issues may take longer. ​ How long does each session last? Each counselling session lasts for 60 minutes. ​ Can I trust you? I have been trained to a proficient level to work with the public, and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I am professionally accredited by National Counselling Society (MNCS Prof. Accred). I am bound by the professional ethics, policies and procedures of these societies. Confidentiality is a key aspect of our work. I maintain enhanced DBS checks and work with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and private clients. I am the Data Protection Officer registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (www.ico.org.uk ) for IaNTO Counselling and comply fully with GDPR. You may ask to see copies of any qualifications, memberships or other documentation. I engage in regular monthly clinical supervision and align this to the policies of the BACP, NCS and the EAPs I work with. I engage with regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) both for my own interests and to fully satisfy the requirements of my professional memberships. I abide by the ethical framework of the NCS ( Code of Ethics ) and the BACP ( Ethical Framework ). ​ See also: ​ British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ​ The National Counselling Society ​ ​ What is counselling? ​ What counselling is NOT ​ Do I need counselling? ​ ​

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