Our Counselling Practice
Ian is a passionate and affordable relationships counsellor in the Hills District specialising in family and relationships counselling. Ian is able to assist with emotional crises such as depression or anxiety, as well as grief and loss or with relationships with a partner or other family member(s). Ian has worked with couples and families since 1991 and as a counsellor since 2002. He now offers online technology as well as providing offices in Castle Hill, Northmead and Windsor.
“Having a male counsellor helped my husband decide to come to couples therapy after the affair. Our relationship is so much better now.” (Nov, 2010)Jillian
"Ian gave us communication tools to work through our disagreements. He was fantastic and our marriage is now better, stronger and twice the fun." (July, 2015)Robert
“After surviving a cruel and abusive father and two failed marriages with abusive husbands, Ian is the first man in my life to treat me with dignity and respect.” (July, 2013)Diane
“When I started thinking I wanted to kill myself I knew I needed help. Thankfully I found Ian on the internet. I am now living life better and no longer have those feelings that at the time were so overwhelming.” (Jan, 2015)Matthew
“I was recommended to Ian after my treatment in a well known rehabilitation clinic. He helped me continue on my journey to recovery.” (April, 2011)Dennis
"My husband was addicted to internet porn. I am so grateful he went to see Ian as before he went it was affecting our relationship." (June, 2012)Susan
“When I retired I felt I was past my “use by date”. Having spent time with Ian I found purpose and meaning for my life. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others in this situation.” (Feb, 2014)Peter
“When our teenage daughter became difficult to manage my husband and I went with her to see Ian. The one word that still resonates with us all from those meetings is “consequences.” (May, 2009)Eva
“Ian was recommended to me when our marriage fell apart. He has helped me maintain my perspective and avoid many of the pitfalls. My ex-wife and I are now in an amazing place regarding our relationship. I can recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.” (March, 2015)Terry
Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling overall?
I seek to listen with empathy and compassion, encourage with hope and integrity and help you discover wisdom for your life.
How many sessions do you think I may require?
The number of sessions may depend on the requirements of each client or couple.
It is important to think in terms of at least six sessions initially with a review after that time.
Are you clinically qualified?
I have worked as a counsellor since 2002 and I am a registered clinical counsellor with PACFA (Pyschotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia) PACFA Reg. 21952. I also have post graduate qualifications in relationships counselling.