Ian Kavanagh

Ian Kavanagh


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07964590878

Contact Ian

Therapist - Bow Street

Bow Street SY24
07964590878
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Ian. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist up to BA (Bachelor’s Degree, level 6). I am working towards BACP accreditation.  I have many more therapy skills, which are available upon request I regularly attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses that increase my understanding of the human condition. I have a private practice in Aberystwyth where I see clients in a Covid-19 aware environment on a Friday, and I am able to work with clients on-line via a range of different methods using web cam at other times during the week to suit your needs.  I am in my early fifties and came to counselling as a combination of life experience and need, which pointed me in this direction. I have a working knowledge around addiction, complex PTSD, complex bereavement, adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) and can apply the 12-step model to all of the above topics. I use a range of tools, one of which is Emotional Freedom Technic (EFT).  I volunteer with a leading bereavement charity where I also deliver supervision for other bereavement volunteers. I have also volunteered in the past for a charity dealing with childhood sexual abuse (female and male). .

Practice description

How the BACP profiling works as a therapist is that I am given a selection of boxes to tick. This, however, is quite rigid and does not reflect the difficulties/issues people experience. As an integrative therapist I truly believe my purpose is to help you realise that you already have all the answers you need inside. My job is to help you find these to your satisfaction. Every client’s personal journey always results in me learning more as well. I do not see myself as an expert in any one problem however in depth my experience may be in that subject, because to say one is an expert seems arrogant. As a high percentage of all communication is non-verbal I have completed a great deal of training that affords me the skills to hear as much with my eyes as I do with my ears. I utilise all my skills and senses to facilitate a supportive, nurturing and challenging therapeutic environment.

I practice in the centre of Aberystwyth. At this location I see clients face to face. The location meets all of the Covid recommendations. I see clients from 8am till 8pm 

I also see clients online via webcam with a range of different types of software. If required I am able to do phone counselling.

If requested walk and talk sessions are also available offering a range of beautiful walks with privacy being a consideration. 

My first session

Our first session is a place where we can discuss your needs, what your aims are and if I am able to help. We discuss our contract with each other and decide how we move forward. All my work is supervised and I will explain how that works whilst maintaining your confidentiality. I offer one hour sessions, but if the needs of the client require longer sessions to achieve the goals this can be arranged so as not to be impacted by the fear of 'not having enough time'.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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