A. Richard Turner - Dip Psych, MBACP
I'm a qualified Psychotherapist with a specialist knowledge and experience in addiction. I will provide a safe place for you to go on a non judgemental journey of self-exploration. The first therapy session is a good time to see if I can help you and if you would like to work with me. This is also a chance to begin building on a trusting therapeutic relationship which is a important part of the therapy process.
Over the years I have worked overseas in treatment centre's In Asia facilitating lectures in drug addition and working in group therapy with clients recovering from various addictions. I will help anyone who wants to help themselves recover from addiction. I'm a person centred compassionate therapist who know's that change is not easy. However the way I work I will support you In motivating you to find the courage to change and find purpose away from the misery of addiction..
Some of the work I do involves schema therapy and relapse prevention which involves exploring negative thought patterns that can inhibit you from moving on in your recovery.
I like to see clients for at least six sessions with a review at the 5th session to assess the therapy process and to see if therapy is helping.
Training, qualifications & experience
*Diploma in Integrative Counselling
*Certificate in facilitating therapeutic groups
*Diploma Level 3 health social care
*Certificate in substance abuse and addiction
*Certificates in Gestalt therapy work shops.
I'm committed to my own ongoing Personal & Professional development with 18 years experience in the field of addiction. l believe if you can change the way you think you can change the way you feel.
I have a lot of life experience of life's twist and turns working through my own grief and bearvement over the years. l know the courage it takes to keep going so that you can continue to have a life worth living. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and I think the benefits of coming to therapy can help you
overcome some of the difficulties you may experience in life.
I have diverse knowledge and experience of working in mental health, government programmes and working in the private sector in residential treatment centres and detoxification clinics as a Psychotherapist. I think coming to therapy can help you to come out of the silence of suffering alone and find the courage to reach out for help. I want to be there for you when you make that decision. I want to facilitate you in finding purpose away from the misery of addiction.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Shopping addiction and online pharmacy addiction.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£60 Per Hr
I try to make treatment affordable for every one so please contact me to discuss fees.
Richard has good links to affordable treatment centres over seas. He will support a seamless process into treatment if the need arises. For more details and information please email me or telephone to discuss treatment options.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday I'm available. I will also do Skype and telephone sessions on request mornings ,evenings and weekends. Any other requests l will try to be flexible as l can. Thanks
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|