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  • Counselling services covering Cheshire and the UK

    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! 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. 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 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? ​ Find out who you are, and where you would like to go Moving you forwards

  • Qualifications and CPD for IaNTO Counselling

    Professional Qualifications (relevant to Counselling and Psychotherapy) ​ MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Certificate in Counselling Skills ​ ​ Professional Memberships ​ National Counselling Society (Prof Accred) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) ​ ​ Professional Affiliations (who I work with) ​ Vitality Health Insurance Aviva Health Insurance Axa Employee Access Programme Key Worker Counselling (via The National Counselling Society ) Mates in Mind (via The National Counselling Society ) ​ ​ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - I enjoy listening to lectures, engaging in workshops and having the opportunity to connect with peers, academics and experts in their respective fields, to ask questions and to ensure I continue to deliver a relevant and up-to-date service for all of my clients. These are some of the (recent, since January 2021) CPD events I am due to attend or have attended: ​ ​ Continuing Education - I am currently studying the following:

  • Opening hours for IaNTO Counselling

    Please give me a call, drop me a text, send me a WhatsApp message , send me an email or Facebook message or fill out this contact form - at any time - I will get back to you as soon as possible. ​ The opening times are shown in the table below; please note - depending on how busy the service is - we will do our best to negotiate a suitable, free timeslot that works for you. Please check the Calendar to see which slots are currently available.

  • Fees for IaNTO Counselling

    Here is a list of my standard fees. If you require any further information or clarification please don’t hesitate to get in touch. ​ One to one counselling session consists of a 60 minute session with yourself and myself only (may only be available via telephone or video call when face to face contact is disallowed due to Covid-19 rules in force at the time). ​ Relationship counselling is one 60 minute session, where you bring a second person with whom you wish to work with, to address your relationship issue(s) with them (may only be available via telephone or video call when face to face contact is disallowed due to Covid-19 rules in force at the time). ​ Fees can be paid in a number of ways: bank transfer (BACS) prior to the consultation (preferred) cash on the day (please bring the exact amount) ​ Cancellations: There will be no charge if you cancel an appointment 48 hours or more in advance. After this, you may be charged at 50% of the relevant fee. ​

  • 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 the National Counselling Society (MNCS). 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? ​ ​

  • Contact details for IaNTO Counselling

    Comfortable, sanitised private room available in Congleton, Cheshire - contact me for details. Free off-road parking. Please give me a call, drop me a text, send me a WhatsApp message , send me an email or Facebook message or fill out this contact form - at any time - I will get back to you as soon as possible. Contact Me First Name Last Name Email Phone Write a message Submit Thank you for your enquiry. I'll respond as soon as I can.

  • Calendar for IaNTO Counselling

    Note: you cannot book a session yourself here. Please take a look at any dates below, you can expand a day by clicking the '+n more' at the bottom of a day (if available). Look for any slots that are labelled 'Available'. If you would like to book any of the 'Available' slots, please give me a call, drop me a text, send me a WhatsApp message , send me an email or Facebook message or fill out this contact form - at any time - I will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Privacy Policy for IaNTO Counselling

    At IaNTO Counselling, visitor privacy is very important to me. This Privacy Policy document describes the types of information that are collected and recorded by iantocounselling.com and how it is used. If you have additional questions or require more information about this Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me. ​ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) iantocounselling.com’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information collected and the specific context in which the information is collected: iantocounselling.com needs to negotiate a contract with you you have given iantocounselling.com permission to do so processing your personal information is in iantocounselling.com legitimate interests iantocounselling.com needs to comply with the law ​ iantocounselling.com will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. I will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce my policies. This Privacy Policy was generated with the help of GDPR Privacy Policy Generator. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information is held about you and if you want it to be removed from my systems, please contact me. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights: The right of rectification. The right to access, update or to delete the information I have for you. The right to object. The right of restriction. The right to data portability The right to withdraw consent Log Files iantocounselling.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Cookies and Web Beacons Like any other website, iantocounselling.com uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users’ experience by customising my web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”. Privacy Policies You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of iantocounselling.com. Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on iantocounselling.com, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Note that iantocounselling.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. ​ Third Party Privacy Policies iantocounselling.com‘s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, I advise you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. Online Privacy Policy Only This Privacy Policy applies only to my online activities and is valid for visitors to my website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in iantocounselling.com. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. ​ Consent By using this website, you hereby consent to this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

  • Accessibility Statement | iantocounselling

    Accessibility Statement for IaNTO Counselling ​ Measures to support accessibility ​ IaNTO Counselling takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of IaNTO Counselling: ​ Include accessibility as part of our mission statement. Include accessibility throughout our internal policies. Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities. Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods. ​ Conformance status ​ The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. IaNTO Counselling is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. ​ Feedback ​ We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of IaNTO Counselling. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on IaNTO Counselling: Phone: +44 (0) 7436924653 E-mail: ianto@iantocounselling.com We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days. ​ Technical specifications ​ Accessibility of IaNTO Counselling relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: HTML WAI-ARIA CSS JavaScript SMIL These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used. ​ Limitations and alternatives ​ Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of IaNTO Counselling , there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. ​ Known limitations for IaNTO Counselling: ​ Main Page, slideshow of images: frame-title: no accessible name available. This is an element provided by the hosting platform 'Wix' . When updated elements are available these will be used instead. The title for the frame would be 'A slideshow of images showing a variety of people in various poses and displaying various emotions'. Calendar page, Google calendar: The 'isWeekend' and 'isLastFiller' elements do not have accessible names. This is an element provided by the hosting platform 'Wix' . When updated elements are available these will be used instead. Rather than use the calendar control, call, text, email or WhatsApp me to ask about my availability. Calendar page, Google calendar: Colour contrast falls below tolerable thresholds. This is an element provided by the hosting platform 'Wix' . When updated elements are available these will be used instead. Rather than use the calendar control, call, text, email or WhatsApp me to ask about my availability. Search page: An element on the search page does not have a role attribute with a valid value. This is an element provided by the hosting platform 'Wix' . When updated elements are available these will be used instead. This may only cause a problem for older browsers and may not present a problem. ​ Assessment approach ​ IaNTO Counselling assessed the accessibility of IaNTO Counselling by the following approaches: ​ Self-evaluation using Wix Accessibility Wizard Self-evaluation using Accessibility Insights for Windows and the A ccessibility Insights plugin for Chrome Date This statement was created on 22 April 2022 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool . ​