Ian Catterall

Ian Catterall

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Ayr

Ayr KA7
Sessions from £50.00


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


I am flexible in terms of when I can offer therapy.

I can work days and evenings as well as weekends. 

Sessions would generally be weekly but time between sessions can be varied to suit your needs. 

About me and my therapy practice

A Bit About Me:

I am 51 years of age and live in Ayrshire. I also work in mental health services for many years as well as in therapy. 

After having overcome difficult times myself in terms of depression and anxiety I decided I needed to rethink what was important to me. That led me to learn more about mindfulness and meditation and to train as a person centred therapist.  

I decided to train as a counsellor to offer an alternative and more direct way of supporting people to understand themselves better. I believe therapy is under utilised as a method of improving mental health and well-being. I think we are the best people to help ourselves but sometimes need a little guidance in working that out. 

What Others Have Said about Out Work:

“If it hadn’t been for our sessions I wouldn’t have the motivation, courage or confidence to look elsewhere” (for work) (K)

“The only therapy that’s worked for me” (A)

“Very helpful and made me realise I would like to address the way I view relationships. Incredibly lucky to have you as therapist.” (J)

Practice description

I work via text, phone or zoom. I am also working face to face both in my home and will work with you in your home if you feel comfortable with this. We can talk about which way works best for you.

I am a person centred therapist who is comfortable working with a wide variety of issues. As a male therapist I know it can be difficult for men often to be open about their thoughts and feelings. This can be difficult for anyone. 

My experience in mental health services means I am confident in terms of experience of such conditions and the impact they have - both in terms of their symptoms and the stigma that is attached to them. 

Inevitably my practice will be influenced by mindfulness concepts and ideas. However, I think it essential that my practice be direct and clear - relatable, honest & no scented candles or flowery language! 

My first session

I offer an initial session to talk with you and see if we feel we can work together.  This will be free.  

Contact me and we can arrange to do this either by phone, zoom or face to face depending on your preference.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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