Ian and Sue Wallace Counselling

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not the one other people think you should have


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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 Wakefield will help you to 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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Zoom Consultation

If you don’t reside in the Wakefield, Dewsbury or local area then Ian offers counselling with Clients either by Zoom, a more secure form of Skype, or on a land line telephone, for a reduced fee of £40 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 a computer 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 Pinnacle

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 Ings Rd, just outside Wakefield city centre and close to train and bus terminus's, 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




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Boundaries do we need to keep them


Our counselling therapy work is about us being non-judgemental or non-biased towards the Client and this is at the core of what I believe, what about the boundaries we set them in engaging with us and enforcing them boundaries, does this not go against those prime conditions. A lot of Counsellors who I have trained over the past 20 years have debated this with me on many occasions “Is it our role to enforce boundaries or accept the movement of them”
If we take the premise that Clients connect with us to help them to clarify making decisions understand or help them to make alterations to their life then we do need to accept that in order to make them feel easier and more comfortable to connect with us we need to be non-judgemental or non-biased it’s a fundamental part of what we do. If also we take the premise that their lives are usually in a state of chaos and confusion before they seek our help then is making and enforcing appropriate boundaries helpful and indeed healthy for them, are we giving them stability in enforcing the boundaries of our contract with them.
Take a fairly usual occurrence a Client being late for an appointment and our contract is that they let us know if that were to happen via text etc and they don’t do that what would our stance be, allow it or challenge it.
Are we helping them in challenging that boundary, modelling a norm in life that people make appointments and then attend them on time, if we enforce the boundary of being on time we could be modelling a helpful boundary and in so could be giving them a more safe and secure base in which to work from, a solid structure and respectful contractual process.
If we allow it without challenge and move our boundary are we creating a less secure space to work in and from for the Client. In our need to professionally help people in the work we do can we move our boundaries too far and risk being a saviour of the client and is that appropriate in our work with them.
These aren’t easy questions to ask or process and where is the line between care and control and how the Client reacts to that will be a very individual process for each Client, but we do need to ask those questions of ourselves and our practice in order to at least have the conversation for the benefit of our Client.

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