Ian Hibberson BA (MBACP)
Person-Centred Counsellor

16 Borrowdale Court
On Field Lane

M: 07905672123 / L: 0115 9251494


I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 10 years counselling experience. I underwent my training in the Person-Centred Approach to counselling at the University of Nottingham where I attained a First Class degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice. 


I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) http://www.bacp.co.uk/ and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2002), a copy of which is available to download at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/


In addition to my private practice I have worked with BUPA as a counsellor and assessor as part of their Employee Assistance Programme since 2008. I have worked five years as a volunteer counsellor and assessor with Age Concern's Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's Harmony Counselling Service. I have also counselled for Nottingham City council as part of their Employee Well-being and Health Improvement Team and was employed by them as counsellor support for employees facing redundancy. 

I have also worked with adolescents in the Sherwood Community Counselling Service and given a number of years service as a telephone volunteer with the Samaritans.

I have worked successfully with a broad range of issues both in the short term (6 to 10 solution-focussed sessions) and in longer term work of up to two years (including palliative support). I have extensive experience of working with clients in their own homes and also of residential home counselling. My client base has included a broad demographic of 18 to 70 year olds with diverse cross cultural ethnicities and religious orientations. I have wide experience of counselling clients in male and female same sex relationships.


Areas of counselling that I have worked with and issues I have supported people through are:

  • Addictions: alcohol, nicotine, pornography, substance misuse.
  • Relationship breakdown, divorce & separation, domestic violence.
  • Depression, anxiety, stress, shame, guilt, self-confidence & self-esteem issues.
  • Abuse: male/female, physical, emotional, racial, sexual, bullying.
  • Male/female body image. Obsessive compulsions, eating disorders. Self-harm.
  • Childhood issues. Adoption, trauma, coping with disability.
  • Bereavement, grief & loss. Suicide & related issues. Mortality & ageing. Terminal illness & health issues, support for carers.
  • Occupational & work related issues: Redundancy & concerns relating to job security. Emotional support through work related mediation, disciplinary hearings, long & short term sick leave, work-load considerations, interview fear, work related stress, anxiety, depression & panic attacks.
  • Clients who have been diagnosed & treated within the mental health system.
  • Sexual orientation / identity, sexual expression e.g. Cross dressing.
  • Spiritual development & Faith. Philosophical / Existential
  • Personal Development & Life Changes. Generally coping with
    change and Personal Identity.
  • Creative issues & blocks for musicians, writers & performers. Athletic & Sports performance related issues.
  • Personal therapy for Counsellors & Counsellors in training. Student Counselling.
  • Cross cultural issues and concerns
    e.g. Arranged marriage, Political Displacement.
  • General short term emotional support.