Ian Poole

Ian Poole

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Norwich

Norwich NR1
Sessions from £45.00



My practice runs from Tuesday to Friday, with sessions at:





I work from my private practice in the centre of Norwich on Ber Street, located behind Notre Dame School about 3 minutes walk from John Lewis.

The building is a beautiful listed building with cultural interest and lots of character. My practice is located on the second floor, which is not ideal for everyone (for which I do apologise) but I also offer online sessions. The room is bright, spacious, and comfortable.

I offer a free 15-minute assessment phone call to understand your needs and determine if we are a good fit. From there, we can arrange regular sessions, with the first session being an opportunity to discuss the process and address any concerns you may have.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified, insured and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in the heart of Norwich.

But what does it all mean? 

I’m sure you’ve now scrolled through a sea of faces stating various therapeutic styles and qualifications (it can be like we are talking another language) when all you want is a spot of help. 

In a nutshell being a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor means the relationship we develop together is key for the work. I am committed to be alongside you on this ride as we use the mind, the body and the bigger than us things of our existence, to explore what is behind you seeking counselling.

Practice description

The power of Integrative Counselling is that my approach to working with you will be as unique as you. There is no one size fits all when it comes to your personal experience and your mental health. Together, we work out what suits you best. There are many ways of working to help uncover the root of our problems, which in turn can provide much freedom.

Together, we work out what suits you best. Whether exploring and adjusting behaviours or exploring the past and how it now influences the present. Whether we focus on the bigger than us thoughts of life or re-connecting to our body and using breath to help regulate and ground. We could delve into the unconscious or stay present in the now, or a combination of them all.

Before training as a Counsellor, I was a teacher for many years, specialising in Music Technology and working with students with Special Educational Needs and Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties. I have personal and professional experience in mental health spanning over 20 years. Please feel free to send me an email to discuss the next steps.

My first session

Prior to our first session I do offer a free 15 minute phone or skype call. This is not mandatory, but for some clients it is a good opportunity to gauge whether they feel comfortable talking to me and a chance to ask any questions or raise any concerns before delving into the therapy.

When all goes well and before our first face to face or online session, I will send you two documents. One is the “How to get here” pdf, with details on location/parking/payment, to help save any anxiety in those areas. 

The second document is the Therapeutic Contract. It gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the t’s and c’s and understand my commitment to you and the work.

Our first session involves running over the contract and populating the details.

Then I stop talking at you… and our work begins…

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work