Ian Stockbridge | Senior Accredited Counsellor | Wantage | NCPS

Ian Stockbridge

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06616

Location: Wantage

One to one counselling
Ian Stockbridge is the founder and lead counsellor at Hope Therapy and Counselling Services.​ He is a fully accredited counsellor with both the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS). He also holds a Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a Post Graduate Qualification (Level 7) in Clinical Supervision.

At the heart of Ian’s practice is a belief that the client must remain at the centre of all that happens in the counselling room. So whether integrating approaches like CBT, ACT or Mindfulness into your work together or looking at some of life’s most challenging moments, he will always go at a pace that is right for you.

Ian’s particular areas of focus in his individual client work include Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Relationships, Self Confidence & Self-esteem. He is also a passionate advocate of supporting diversity in whatever form it comes.

Group Support
As well as Ian’s individual client work, he also regularly works in group settings.

If you are interested in learning mindfulness to support your emotional and wellbeing needs, he offers a variety of training support for presentations such as anxiety, stress and depression as well as self-compassion based programmes.

Take a look at our Mindfulness Page to see a selection of the group support on offer.

Clinical Supervision
Ian holds a Post Graduate qualification (Level 7) in clinical supervision and is on the National Counselling Society (NCS) approved supervisor register. He is also a fully accredited member of both the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). As such he is trained to a high academic standard and able to support counsellor's work in an ethical and evidence based manner.

In addition to working with private clients in an individual or group capacity, Ian also manages the organisational and corporate support arm of Hope Therapy. So if you are looking to support your organisational welfare or stress management needs we can help by offering Occupational Counselling, Workplace Mediation, Critical Incident Support, Training workshops and Executive Coaching.​

Ian has extensive experience working at Senior Management and Board levels in a variety of organisational settings, including FT-250 & FT-100 companies. So if you are looking for somebody to offer a truly holistic approach to both the individual and work-based needs of your organisation, simply get in touch.​

You can see what other people say about Ian and the wider Hope Therapy Team by looking at our testimonial page.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    PGCert (Level 7 – Distinction) Clinical Supervision
    BSc.(Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
    Diploma in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
    Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Certificate in working with Trauma.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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