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Bsc. Hons (CBT), PGCert (Supervision), MBACP (Accred)

About me


I'm Ian, the founder and lead coach here at 'Hope Therapy' and 'Employee Therapy Solutions'.



As well as being a trained coach, I also hold over 25 years of experience in managing, supporting and coaching both large teams and individuals. I have help senior management and directorial positions in large, dynamic corporate environments, including FT-250, FT-100 and global businesses, through to offering one-to-one support to private clients looking to achieve more personal goals and objectives.

As well as my coaching background, I also hold a Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and am a qualified Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor.

Through recognition of the need and a genuine wish to support both clients' individual needs and the corporate needs of organisations, I was inspired to set up Hope Therapy & Counselling Services and Employee Therapy Solutions (ETS). My team of coaches, counsellors and therapists and I focus on business and individual growth. We come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from successful business careers to those focused more on individual personal development. So, whether you want to make transformative changes within your business, enhance your career, or focus on more personal objectives, we offer ourselves to you.

All the coaches within the team are also fully qualified and experienced counsellors and therapists, so whether you wish to be coached on a specific goal or wish to look deeper at what holds you back, do get in touch.

We are available online or via the phone, depending on your preference and circumstance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our panel of coaches come from diverse backgrounds, including successful business careers through to those highly focused on personal growth and development.

Whatever you are looking for support with, please do get in touch.

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Additional information

£65.00 for a 50-minute session.

Discounts are offered for bulk purchase options - feel free to enquire.

Further information


"Just thank you. No more needs to be said..."

"Thank you for your help and support.
I will always be grateful to you for being there when no one else was. You helped me in months, to deal with things that I hadn’t managed to make sense of in years."

"An approachable and compassionate person, Ian is a fantastic coach. 

With a successful commercial background, Ian understands the balance between protecting mental health and managing high performing teams. 

Success is hard work but working with a patient and motivational Counsellor, like Ian, helped me to identify positive tools to use day to day. "

Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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