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"I have been to see a counsellor before and I didn't find them nearly  as insightful, understanding, and thought-provoking as Ian. He helped me to reflect on my problems and asked me questions that really made me think. I have taken away so much for our sessions and I am so grateful for the help he has given me and my relationship. Thank you Ian :)"

"Ian is a highly skilled, empathic, non judgemental, warm therapist who has helped so many people to re-find their true selves."

What can we offer?

Hope Therapy, either directly or through its partners, is able to offer Counselling to support a range of different needs. This can either be offered on a one to one basis or via skype through the Hope Network.

Counselling - What is it?

Hitting a crisis point in your life can be scary.  The idea of counselling can be a daunting one, often surrounded by the mystery of what to expect.

You might come to see a counsellor for a variety of reasons. You may be facing a life-changing event that has created shock or grief.  You may be experiencing feelings of depression and isolation, low self-esteem or suffering from feelings of anxiety, without fully understanding why.

There may be events from your past that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like to.

Equally, you may be experiencing a lack of direction, feelings of boredom or of being trapped.  A significant relationship may be proving difficult for you to manage healthily.  You may be aware of self-destructive patterns occurring in your life which are causing you or those around you pain.

Extreme feelings such as anger, shame, guilt, sadness or loneliness may be affecting your daily life, keeping you stuck in an uncomfortable place.

Is Counselling right for me?

Once you have taken the brave step to contact a counsellor, it is usual to feel nervous.  Initially, it can be difficult to talk about the issues that have brought you to the therapy room.  You may experience fear of being judged or criticised.  Perhaps you have never felt that anyone has really listened to you or understood you, let alone accepted you.

The relationship that is formed with a counsellor can be very different to previous relationships.  It can be an environment where there is no ‘right or wrong’ and where no judgments are made. Counselling provides a space in which you can explore the issues that are affecting you, to raise your self-awareness.  Often, the more accepting of yourself you become, the more options for change emerge.

Carl Rogers, the founder of Humanistic counselling, said “The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” .  Counselling can help you to accept the things that you cannot change and help you to bring about the changes that are possible.

"Thank you for believing in me, when I couldn't"
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Directions:

- Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12.

- Rickmansworth,

  Hertfordshire,

  WD3 1BA.

- UK Wide via Skype

Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Issues. 

We offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching.

We can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage in Oxfordshire or from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype from what we call the Hope Network.

Some areas covered include Wantage, East Challow, West Challow, Childrey, Sparsholt, Kingston Lyle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Grove, East Lockinge, Ardington, Ardington Wick, Denchworth, Goosey, Baulking, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, Buckland, Pusey, Charney Bassett, Kingston Bagpuise, Fyfield, Frilford, Marcham, Garford, Shippon, Abingdon, Appleton, Culham, Drayton, Steventon, East Hanney, Milton, Fawley, Swindon, Oxford, Witney, Rickmansworth, Moneyhill, Batchworth, Croxley Heath, Croxley Green, Woodshots Meadow, Holywell, Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Mill End, Watford, Maple Cross, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Heronsgate, Northwood, Moor Park, Chorleywood,

Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services is a Trading Style of Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services Ltd, registered Company Number 12110579

© 2017 HOPE Therapy and Mindfulness Services Ltd