Ian Butcher

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Abergavenny

Abergavenny NP7
Sessions from £70.00


  • Concessionary rates


I currently work: 

Abergavenny on Mondays and Wednesdays

Gestalt Centre Wales in Chepstow Tuesday 3.00pm til 8.00pm

I also see clients online when requested

For further details either visit my website at ianbutchertherapy.co.uk, email me at info@ianbutchertherapy.co.uk to call me on 07876 033204.

About me and my therapy practice

If you have been struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, compulsive behaviour, intrusive self-critical thoughts as well as a host of other issues then therapy could help you.

I provide a safe space to explore these concerns and in doing this I help people re-establish contact with their own true nature. In finding this new way of seeing themselves and the world around them anxieties and fears can be addressed and a healthier balance can begin to be explored.

I also offer counselling and therapy to children and young people. As a former secondary school teacher and Senior Examiner with Edexcel I work with teenagers who are struggling with exam anxiety, self-doubt and toxic peer-pressure. My understanding of the educational system and the expectations placed on young people lets me help them navigate this stressful time, helping them realise their potential.

Practice description

Gestalt is a 'long form' therapy, meaning we do not time-limit the help we give. It will last as long as the client wishes to come.

My part is to be empathetic, accepting and supportive. Gestalt therapy is founded upon the commitment to 'walk alongside' the client without judgment or prejudice. In helping you understand yourself we can move beyond the problems, re-engaging fully with life and with each other - this fundamental shift in outlook becomes the source of healing.

My first session

The first step is to have an hour long consultation where questions can be asked and answers explored. At this stage there is no obligation to take things further. However, once you agree to start doing the work there is an expectation that you will attend regularly and give fair warning of any changes to the plan. Usually the meetings are weekly, although sometimes people feel the need for more support so they may come twice a week to start with. There is flexibility in what we do, so that is something we would discuss at the first meeting.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy


Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy