Ian and Sue Wallace Counselling

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Let us help you have the life you want

not the one other people think you should have


Next dynamic accredited training " Bereavement Loss and the therapeutic Relationship"

Next CPD training Training course in Sheffield Jan


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New book available on Amazon and Kindle

My new book is now available to buy on Amazon and on Kindle. It will help you to have a better life by being aware of why things go wrong so you can change, alter and adapt your interactions to have the life you want not the one other people think you should have. As an experienced Counsellor providing many years of counselling and therapy covering all aspects of life's difficulties from relationships, bereavement, self-esteem, mental health and helping people seeking change.

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Love the tools , light bulb moments and things to think about sections that create a pause and help whatever idea to sink in as well as the diagrams explaining some of the processes people go through. Altogether a very useful addition for anybody who is in the process of trying to work themselves or how they have come to fit in the world as they do out.

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A small investment for years of happiness.


More ways to improve your life and your relationship

Visit my other site Seeking Change to find more tools and ways to have a healthy life and relationship.


About Us

Hi my name is Ian and I started Counselling Wakefield over 12 years ago. I and my professional associates work at Counselling Wakefield. We are fully qualified to deliver the Counselling, Supervision and the other therapies we offer. I am also the Counsellor for Relate Wakefield and offer counselling services for all WF postcodes, although the Relate Wakefield is a paid for service.

We all have many years of extensive practical experience counselling Client’s. We work with all the areas of life’s conflicts and issues, from helping with your relationships, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual issues and mental health, which may be affecting you. If you feel you are seeking change and seem lost, stuck, or with no one to turn to? Then counselling will help you find a way forward.

If you would like more updates and information then why not drop by my Facebook page and if you like it then please say so. Many thanks Ian


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Skype Consultation

If you don’t reside in the Wakefield, Dewsbury or local area then Ian offers counselling with Clients either by Skype or on a land line telephone, for a reduced fee of £35 for 45 minutes, if you feel more comfortable to access your therapy in this way and not meeting face to face or cannot travel to access our services and can use Skype or the phone then please give him a call.


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Contact us

Please call Ian on 0776 9976620 Su on 0776 9976626 to discuss your individual needs so we can offer the most appropriate counselling or therapy support and help for your individual situation(Answer phone will connect if we are busy with clients, but please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible)

For relate Wakefield services please contact only Ian.

We will arrange a suitable appointment time, with no commitment, to confidentially discuss your needs with Relate trained Counsellors who are experienced in working with Families, CYP Individuals and Couples or our other specialists who work with sexual addictions, PST (psycho sexual therapy) CBT (Cognitive behaviour therapy) or severe mental health issues.

Our hand-picked professional Counsellor / Associates can also offer Supervision, business and personal coaching all of which are offered from our Wakefield Premises, although for business coaching visits to company offices can be arranged or can be conducted via skype.


If you would like to access our Coaching or training services for personal, life and business development then please visit Pinnacle


Opening hours

Our Wakefield hours of opening are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.30 till 9pm. As appointment availability can change hourly it is best to phone us to check our availability and to book an appointment with a Counsellor.


What issues and organisations we work with

We help people with counselling around Couple conflict, Relationships both personal and work, Self Esteem, Confidence Building, Bereavement, Emotional Conflict, Sexual Addictions, Family therapy and Gender Identity, in fact anyone seeking change in their life.

Ian also is a qualified teacher and trains people in understanding why their life can go wrong and what to do to make it right. The information for these course for individuals, parents, couples and groups can be found at Intuitive Therapy. I hold my training courses locally and in other areas or even at your own venue if you would like me to. The information for these course can be found at Intuitive Therapy

We do and have also provided Counselling and Therapy to the following agencies Relate, HM Forces, Local Government Authorities, GP Surgeries, Police, Ambulance, EAP's, NHS and other local providers.


Where are we based

We have our counselling practices on Bond St, just outside Wakefield city centre and close to train and bus terminuses, which is easily reached from Leeds, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Ossett, and all outlining WF postcodes.
For further information or to make a booking please contact us on:
Tel: Mobile for Ian 0776 9976620 or Su 0776 9976626
(Answer phone will connect if we are busy with clients, but please leave a message and your contact details, saying if we can leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible)

Ian and Su Wallace




We are registered with the following appropriate organisations.




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As a Therapist am I the abuser

We are sometimes faced with the issues of our Clients exploring an abusive process with us. This aspect of the work has to be dealt with in a different way to other aspects of the work we do and issues we help Clients with. Abuse is not normally the first conversation we have with a Client when they present themselves to us, they will normally present with other issues first, possibly confidence, self-esteem or some other aspect of self-development. Once they feel they can trust us or are happy with how we connect or treat them then they might let us further into they’re life and the abuse they have experienced. This aspect of building trust usually dictates whether that next step will be taken or the Client will just work on the confidence or other issue that has been brought. If we build enough confidence in us then the Client will allow the real work to start. Clients often say to me that they have had numerous bouts of therapy but have never gone further, although the therapy has been good for whatever reason they did not want to explore anything else with the Therapist and I am the first person they have told this too. This is an extremely humbling experience for me as the trust and responsibility can be immense and holding the Client during the work can be a totally rewarding experience, if not hard and intense.
We can abuse them by possibly our lax confidentiality process, being more interested in the story than them, moving them faster down the therapeutic journey than they feel comfortable to go or other such dismissive communicational processes.
This is where our input can be the make or break of the work or indeed them, if we get any of this process wrong for them, once they have been vulnerable with us, then the likely hood is that they will detach and possibly not connect with therapy again. The process and speed of the work has to go at their pace and have them controlling it we journey with them not leading or pushing them and at all times a reflection of the process of the work, from their perspective, should be discussed and their needs totally adhered to. If you can get this balance right then the Client will build the trust and connection with us if not then the likely hood is they will disengage from us. If they need a process which is not our normal way of working then you need to discuss this with them and your supervisor to ascertain if you can accommodate their needs or whether you have the competency to deliver the work. If either of these are lacking then you need to safely and securely refer the client to an appropriate source of help and support. Never say you can do anything to the Client if this is not 100% true or available even if you think you are helping them as this is a short term fix not one you can keep going for the remainder of the work normally.
Abuse work can last over many months so be mindful of your availability and commitment to the Client and their needs.


“Have the life you want not the one other people think you should have”

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Ian Wallace Relate Counsellor in Wakefield


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