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Specialisms

  • Abuse

    Abuse / Emotional, Abuse / Physical, and Abuse / Sexual

  • Addiction

    Addiction / Alcohol, Addiction / Caffeine, Addiction / Cannabis, Addiction / Cocaine, Addiction / Drug, Addiction / Gambling, Addiction / Inhalant, Addiction / Internet, Addiction / Hallucinogen, Addiction / Love and romance, Addiction / Opioid, Addiction / Other substance, Addiction / Pornography, Addiction / Prescription medication, Addiction / Sex, Addiction / Smoking, Addiction / Social media, Addiction / Stimulant, and Addiction / Video game

  • Anxiety / stress

    Anxiety / Agoraphobia, Anxiety / Acute stress, Anxiety / Death, Anxiety / Financial, Anxiety / Generalised, Anxiety / Health, Anxiety / Panic attacks, Anxiety / Performance, Anxiety / Separation, Anxiety / Social anxiety disorder, Anxiety / Social phobia, Anxiety / Specific phobia, and Anxiety / Stress management

  • Sexual difficulties

    Sexual difficulties / Erectile dysfunction, Sexual difficulties / Dyspareunia, Sexual difficulties / Hypoactive desire, Sexual difficulties / Orgasmic disorders, Premature & delayed ejaculation, Sexual difficulties / Sexual arousal difficulties, and Sexual difficulties / Sexual aversion

  • Paraphilias

    Paraphilias / Exhibitionism, Paraphilias / Fetishism, Paraphilias / Frotteurism, Paraphilias / Paedophilia, Sadism / masochism, Paraphilias / Transvestism, and Paraphilias / Voyeurism

  • Depression

    Depression / Dysthymia, Depression / Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Seasonal affective, Depression / Self harm, and Depression / Suicidal thoughts

  • Family

    Family / Adoption, Family / Blended families, Family / Carer support, and Family / Conflict

  • Grief / loss

    Grief / Anticipatory mourning, Grief / Bereavement, Grief / Complicated grief, Grief / Loss of a pet, Grief / Loss of a parent, Grief / Loss of a spouse, Grief / Loss of a child, Grief / Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

    Body dysmorphia (BDD), Ocd / Excoriation, Ocd / Hoarding, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Ocd / Trichotillomania

  • Relationships

    Relationships / Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Relationships / Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Relationships / Codependency, Relationships / Communication difficulties, Relationships / Cross cultural, Relationships / Doubt in relationships, Relationships / Intimacy, Relationships / Marriage problems, Relationships / Parenting related, Relationships / Peer relationships, Relationships / Premarital counselling, Relationships / Rejection, and Relationships / Same sex couple issues

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Anger

    Anger / Anger management, Anger / Passive aggressive behaviour, and Anger / Aggression

  • Education

    Education / Dyslexia

  • Personal

    Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Childhood related, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Motivation, and Personal / Self esteem

  • Conduct disorders

    Conduct disorders / Antisocial personality disorder, Conduct disorders / Intermittent explosive disorder, Conduct disorders / Kleptomania, Conduct disorders / Opposition defiance, and Conduct disorders / Pyromania

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Ian Richards

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7 Years Experience

Hello, thank you for taking the time out to read my profile. I am an extremely experienced Psychotherapist offering a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. If you are feeling unhappy, stuck or confused I can work with you to explore your thoughts and emotions in a non-judgemental and confidential environment. My...

7 Years Experience

Hello, thank you for taking the time out to read my profile. I am an extremely experienced Psychotherapist offering a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. If you are feeling unhappy, stuck or confused I can work with you to explore your thoughts and emotions in a non-judgemental and confidential environment. My intention is to fully understand the thoughts and feelings that are causing you distress enabling you to feel safe and at ease.

My clients come to me with a variety of issues ranging from stress, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. If you are feeling nervous about entering therapy I can assure you that this is quite normal and there is nothing to worry about.

My particular area of expertise is sex and pornography addiction and I have worked with many clients suffering with these issue plus other sexual issues such as LBGT and queer. I am also experienced of working with clients who are struggling with sexual thoughts and feelings which they are feeling uncomfortable with.

I offer therapy sessions in Birmingham, Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon.
I also offer Critical Incident Debriefing for individuals, groups or onsite for organisations.

Qualifications:
Years in Practice: Seven Years
FdA Person-Centred Counselling &; Psychotherapy.
Certificate: CPCAB - Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling - 2015 training:

Memberships:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member.
The Association for the treatment of sexual Addiction & Compulsivity. (ATSAC) Registered Member.
Awaiting application approval from the Colledge of Sexual and Relationship Therapist. (COSRT)

Additional Credentials:
Specialist Treatment working with Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending.
LGBT.
Critical Incident Debriefing.

Cost per Session:
Individuals seeking help for personal issues = £50 for a fifty-minute session.
Individuals seeking help for Sex/pornography issues = £70 for a fifty-minute session.
Couples Therapy = £70 for a fifty-minute session.
Critical Incident Debriefing - TBA


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy EFT
    • Addiction Therapy
    • Integrative
    • Compassion Focused
    • Person-centred Therapy

Available via Lifeways Centre, CV37 6PG and The Treatment Rooms, B93 9LF

Lifeways Centre, CV37 6PG is wheelchair accessible.

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