While the UK remains in lockdown due to the COVID 19 virus,
I will be holding all sessions via Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime until government restrictions are lifted.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Begins with Just One Step

Counselling and Psychotherapist, Specialising in Treating Addictions.

Ian Richards
Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist
Ian Richards
Ian Richards

My counselling approach is called Person-Centred Therapy which is a humanistic style to counselling.

The approach endeavours to see the world through the eyes of the clients. Above all, it is about gaining an understanding of how an individual perceives and interprets events rather than the therapist being the expert.

My belief is that the client has the answers to their issues. However, these issues may be difficult to accept and understand due to various psychological blockages, which can prevent a greater understanding of them.

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As one of my clients, I will seek to help you explore the thoughts or feelings that are troubling you while supporting you in an empathic and non-judgmental way. This is done while helping you to connect to the immediacy of your own experience.

Trust is something that is paramount within all counselling relationships. If a person can trust their therapist they are more open to discuss how they are truly feeling. This trust is a crucial element and is needed to allow a therapeutic alliance to occur. 

​I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of practice and Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Also, as a qualified Psychotherapist, I undertake continued professional development which is a requirement set out by the B.A.C.P and which I fully endorse.

I am also a fully trained Sex Addiction Therapist and a member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. (ATSAC).

To find true fulfilment, one must learn to dance to the fluidity of life

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I can help you with the following:

Depression
Anxiety
Trauma and (PTSD)
Abuse

Bereavement
Low Self-Esteem
Self Harm

Trust Issues
Stress Management
Sex Addiction

Pornography Addiction
Anger Management
Critical Incident Debriefing

Entering into psychotherapy and counselling can be a stressful decision and deciding to talk to a stranger about your troubles can be difficult and daunting. Therapy can be challenging at times as you discover more about your deeper feelings. However, as you become more comfortable in the process it can be a life-changing experience leading you to your true authentic self.

I am pretty sure the reason you are here is that just like millions of others you have had enough of feeling the way you do. This is where I can help.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Ian Richards - Begin the Journey

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Addiction Therapy

Solihull, Hall Green, Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon, Coventry

Also available via Zoom and FaceTime