Hiya! We are Ian & Lesley
Acceptance & Commitment Therapists, Life Coaches and Trainers
We are experienced ACT Therapists and ACT Coaches & Trainers (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). Where I have used my experience and background of working within a Community Mental Health Team and as Practice Manager for NHS and Big Lottery funded projects, to form our own private family practice.
As Mental Health & Wellbeing professionals we work within a strict ethical framework as a member of the Association for Contexual Behavioral Science. (ACBS)
Our Approach & Values
We can show that ACT helps people struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, relationship difficulties or, those who just want to find a more rich and meaningful life to the full.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a talking therapy and gets its name from one of its core messages: acceptance what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.
The aim of ACT is to maximise the human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life and does this by:
a) Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as Mindfulness skills).
- b) Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.
- c) Empowering you to move forward by taking committed action despite the struggles in life that you may have with your unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
- Group Life Skills Workshops
- Key Note Public Speaking
- Mental Health Support Groups
- Person Centred Counselling
- Life Coaching
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Compassion Focussed Therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Compassion Focussed Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
We Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups
Anxiety, Depression, Anger, OCD, Fear, Loss, Worry, Panic, Loneliness and Addiction recovery
Interpersonal Communications skills for couples, or individuals wanting to build or maintain health relationships.
Interpersonal Communications skills for groups, families, team building activities including Minfulness retreats.
"Having struggled with depression and its effects for more than 30 years, I feel lucky to at long last have some of the kind of support I’ve needed for so long. I know if it wasn’t for the Mind Works Project and your warmth and kindness I would be in far worse shape than I am in at present."
Jessica & Ron – Couple: Age 34 & 38
"When I first took the decision to contact Ian at Mindworks I thought I'd been doing a pretty good job by myself of trying to get over and understand my problems and related feelings, but I knew that I needed a bit of help with the fine tuning - the final crossing of T's and dotting of I's, as I like to put it. And I feel that's exactly what he's doing for me."
"My sessions with them both were completely full of practical ideas and hand-outs I could then take home and keep reading to remind me of what to do, particularly on bad days! But also, to repeat on good days too!! I've learnt some practical tools on how to commit and accept, I can use now on a daily basis. I can embrace my anxiety & depression as part of me now and live happily alongside it. It's a part of me and who I am! I like me again!!"
Jane – Mother: Age 36
Your first consultation is FREE with no obligation.
So contact us now on 07510 092075 to get booked in, ask questions
For emergencies call: Crisis Home Treatment Service
Harrison House, Peaks Lane Grimsby. 01472 256256