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Specialisms

  • Addiction

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

  • Personality disorders

    Avoidant, Borderline, Dependent, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, and Schizoid

  • Anger

    Aggression, Anger management, and Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Anxiety / stress

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

  • Depression

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

  • Dissociative disorders

    Depersonalisation and Dissociative identity disorder

  • Grief / loss

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

  • Identity

    Men's issues

  • Mood

    Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymia, Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Hypomania

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

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

  • Personal

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

  • Relationships

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

  • Sleep concerns

    Disturbed sleep and Excessive sleep

  • Trauma

    Adjustment disorder and Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

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

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

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 offer face-to-face*, home visits**, telephone, and online therapy via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.
Comprehensive assessment (60min): £90
Individual sessions (50min): £60 - £90*
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, place, and individual circumstances.
** Additional fees may apply for home visits.

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
Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
Occupational stress
Panic attacks
Personality issues
Phobias
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


Accreditations

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

Available via Video, Chat, and Phone only

   
"Ryan appears to be very knowledgeable and genuine. Even though it was only my first session, I was amazed at how Ryan makes one feel so at ease and comfortable. I am looking forward to more sessions!!"
   
"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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    "Ryan appears to be very knowledgeable and genuine. Even though it was only my first session, I was amazed at how Ryan makes one feel so at ease and comfortable. I am looking forward to more sessions!!"
       
    "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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