Ian Plagaro

Ian Plagaro


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07827166025

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Therapist - Gateshead

Gateshead NE10
07827166025
Contact Ian for session rate.

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I will be taking on new clients for therapy and EMDR supervision from mid-August. Please contact me if you require more details.

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my page. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant who worked in health and social care for over 25 years and initially I qualified as a mental health social worker. I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and accreditation with the BACP. 

I worked for the NHS for over 20 years in a variety of roles in primary and secondary care, working across the trauma spectrum with a special interest in dissociation and attachment issues. 

I have successfully used EMDR to treat a range of issues including PTSD, childhood abuse, phobias, depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictions and OCD. 

Practice description

Although my main therapy is EMDR, my approach comes from a humanistic background which emphasises looking at the the whole person and the uniqueness of each individual. The biggest expert on you is yourself so I will work jointly with you to provide a comprehensive assessment of your needs and agree an appropriate treatment plan.

I sincerely believe in working at your pace and not assuming that I know what is best. 

My first session

My initial consultation is free because I want to get a sense of what it is that you want to work with and whether I might be the right person to help you. 

This will be an informal discussion with an agreement about how best to proceed. 

Whether it is single event trauma or more complex, longstanding issues, feel free to discuss them with me.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Coaching supervision, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited