Delcia Richter (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor
I am an experienced counsellor, who is on the accredited register. Sessions take place in a very quiet and confidential garden room in River. Perhaps you're not sure if you need just a few sessions, a few months, or a few years? Perhaps you're not sure what approach you'd like your counsellor to use? I practice in an integrative way, ensuring we work together to find a way that best suits you to bring about you feeling supported, and so bringing about change.
What can I offer?
As a client, it is important that you feel safe, listened to, and cared for - all enjoyed within a confidential and non-judgemental relationship. I believe that the client/counsellor relationship is essential in creating a space for you to explore difficult and painful experiences or confusing circumstances. I like to think that I would journey with you to find new ways for you to look at and understand your responses to life and relationships; and patterns of behaviour.
I work from an extremely private and relaxing spot - a lovely little blue 'shed' in my secluded garden in River, or a central office safe space in Canterbury.
How do I work?
Every client presents with different needs, experiences and personalities, so I use an Integrative approach (which means I use a variety of approaches, in a structured way, to suit each client).
What might bring you to counselling?
There are many issues you can explore in counselling. Some of these may include:
- Relationship issues
- General feelings of sadness, uncertainty or inadequacy
- Loss (death, relationships, employment, health)
- Self esteem
- Childhood experiences
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Bullying, previous or current
- Divorce or separation
I offer short term and long term counselling for individuals. I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP), and ensure I work according to their ethical framework. Included in this is monthly supervision, as well as ongoing Continuing Professional Development (study!).
How do you get going?
You can call me on my mobile, text, or email. If I cannot answer there and then, I will acknowledge I've received the message promptly, and call you shortly after that. As I want to be able to give you time and confidentiality during my response, I may not ring immediately, but I will always do so as soon as I can.
When I call you, we can arrange an initial consultation. This will be an opportunity for you to come and meet me to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you, and I can also assess whether I have the right skills to help you at the current time.
Towards the end of the consultation, if appropriate, we will then set up a regular weekly session. The number of weeks would be agreed together - for as long as is needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am on the accredited register of the BACP as a qualified counsellor.
As part of my ongoing development, I have also attended various training courses. These include subjects like: Trauma; Suicidal Awareness; CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy); Eating Disorders; Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults; Working with Dreams; Diversity and Discrimination; Fragile Self Process; Working with Shame; Difference & diversity; Self harm; Working with underlying causes of addiction.
I currently enjoy a busy private practice - made up of self referrals and EAP work. As well as this, I have, for the last five years, been working part time at a large 'not for profit' counselling service in Canterbury, where until recently I was a director. My counselling work here is mainly with clients who have been referred into us via the secondary mental health team. The issues explored have been vast, and the time periods worked with clients has varied from six weeks to two years.
I am working towards accreditation and am embarking on a year's Level 6 Diploma in Supervision from September 17.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
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Fees for River
£30 per session
Fees for Canterbury
£35 per session
This fee is reduced for students.
I offer a handful of concessions. If you have a genuine financial difficulty, please ask if I have any available.
Counselling is offered within a cosy cabin, in the garden - a great spot to enjoy privacy and confidentiality.
Parking is onsite, or you are a four minute walk from the bus stop, or a ten to fifteen minute walk from Kearsney Train Station.
Counselling is offered within a purpose-built unit, where other counsellors are seeing clients too.
You can find parking on the street nearby. Canterbury West train station is very nearby (5 mins) and several bus stops too.
Please feel free to contact me via email or text. I'm very happy to try to answer any questions or help alleviate any concerns you may have about coming to counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays between 8:30am and 7pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|