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Specialisms

  • Abuse

    Abuse / Emotional and Abuse / Physical

  • 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

  • Anger

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

  • 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

  • Conduct disorders

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

  • Depression

    Depression / Dysthymia, Depression / Major, Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Seasonal affective, Depression / Self harm, and Depression / Suicidal thoughts

  • Dissociative disorders

    Dissociative disorders / Depersonalisation and Dissociative disorders / Dissociative identity disorder

  • 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

  • Identity

    Men's issues

  • Mood

    Mood / Bipolar disorder, Mood / Cyclothymia, Mood / Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Mood / Hypomania

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

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

  • Personal

    Personal / Bitterness, Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Goal setting, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Lack of focus, Personal / Life transition, Personal / Life coaching, Personal / Manipulative behaviour, Personal / Motivation, Personal / Personal development, Personal / Self esteem, Personal / Shyness, Personal / Spirituality, Personal / Sports performance, and Personal / Victim mentality

  • Personality disorders

    Personality disorders / Avoidant, Personality disorders / Borderline, Personality disorders / Dependent, Personality disorders / Histrionic, Personality disorders / Narcissistic, Personality disorders / Paranoid, and Personality disorders / Schizoid

  • Relationships

    Relationships / Abandonment, Relationships / Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Relationships / Codependency, Relationships / Communication difficulties, Relationships / Doubt in relationships, and Relationships / Rejection

  • Sleep concerns

    Sleep concerns / Disturbed sleep and Sleep concerns / Excessive sleep

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Adjustment disorder and Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

    Work / Career progress, Work / Leadership, Work / Mediation, Work / Workplace bullying, Work / Workplace stress, and Work / Workplace performance

Book Online Counselling With Ryan Card

Ryan Card

Integrative Counsellor And Psychotherapist
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14 Years Experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in addiction and dual diagnosis including personality disorders. I am in my final year of my doctoral training in counselling psychology. I first trained as an addiction counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in 2005 and have since had over...

14 Years Experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in addiction and dual diagnosis including personality disorders.

I am in my final year of my doctoral training in counselling psychology.

I first trained as an addiction counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in 2005 and have since had over 14 years’ experience working with addiction and dual diagnosis in a variety of settings including private rehabilitation centres, prison services, charities and NHS community services including specialist addiction services and community mental health teams (CMHT).

I have undergone additional training in solution-focused therapy through Brief training, dialectical behavioural therapy including mindfulness through British Isles DBT training, motivational interviewing and Yalom's model of interpersonal group psychotherapy, and its application in the treatment of addiction, delivered through Bath University.

My approach is committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental space to help individuals process and understand the emotional and psychological difficulties that may be causing them distress.

My experience includes working with addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bi-polar, appearance issues, depression, personality issues, obsessions and compulsions, self-harm and trauma.

I work integratively and draw on evidence-based interventions including person-centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, psychodynamic and systemic therapy.

I also qualified as a psychometrist in occupational ability and personality testing using the 15-factor questionnaire plus.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society MBPsS and a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP.

I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualifications and memberships

• BA Psychology specialising in Psychological Counselling
• PgDip Occupational Psychology
• BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Ability
• BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Personality using the 15 Factor Questionnaire Plus
• (Current) MSc and Professional Doctorate combined in Counselling Psychology
• In-Training Member of the British Psychological Society - Membership number 272660
• Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
• Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Registration number 258588
• Register of Qualifications in Test Use through British Psychological Society

I treat a variety of issues including:​​

Addictions
Anger
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bipolar
Depression
Eating issues
Health issues
Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
Occupational stress
Panic attacks
Personality issues
Phobias
Psychometric ability and personality testing
Relationships
Sleep
Trauma
Work and career issues

I offer the following services:

Advice and information
Comprehensive assessment
Goal-setting and care planning
Psycho-education and motivational workshops
Counselling and psychotherapy
Group therapy
Psychometric ability and personality testing
Relapse prevention work
Harm reduction and safer injecting advice
Assess for community alcohol detoxification and opioid substitute treatment
Liaise with G.P. and other statutory services

I offer face-to-face*, home visits**, telephone and online therapy via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.

Comprehensive assessment (90min): £100

Individual session* (50min): £60 -£90

Couples session* (75min): £100 - £120

Psychometric testing: Please contact us for a quote.

Concessions: At AddiChat, we strive to make our service truly affordable. Let us know if you feel you may be entitled to a reduced rate.

* Fees may be adjusted depending on time and place.

** Additional fees may apply for home visits.​


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Person-centred Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Integrative
    • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
    • Behavioural Therapy
    • Anger Management
    • Addiction Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive MBCT
    • Dialectical Behaviour DBT
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Coaching
    • Acceptance and Commitment ACT
    • Systemic
    • Psychodynamic
    • Interpersonal
    • Attachment / Relational
    • Humanistic / Person Centred
    • Existential / Phenomenological
    • Compassion Focused

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"Great therapist, very calm and understanding. He gave me great insights into some of the issues I've been facing. I particularly enjoyed his work with mindfulness techniques."

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