Jelena Richards Reg.MBACP Dip Couns

Jelena Richards Reg.MBACP Dip Couns


Princes Risborough

074537 75991

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Princes Risborough

074537 75991

About me

The unresolvement of stress related issues can lead to sleepless nights, overpowering feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, isolation and loneliness, anxiety, rage and mood swings. Does any of it sound familiar? If yes, then you do not need suffer and struggle by yourself. Counselling might be able to help and if you are reading this you have already started the process of dealing with your troubles.

If you think counselling is something you would like to try, you can get in touch and after a free initial phone conversation we can arrange an assessment session. This will give you an opportunity to experience what counselling with me as your therapist would be like and if the environment is one where you will feel safe and comfortable enough to discuss your thoughts and feelings, your worries and fears, your needs and wants and ask questions in a confidential and non-judgemental setting.

About me

As a person-centred and integrative practitioner I believe that sessions need to be lead by a client in terms of pace and topics in order to build trust between a client and a counsellor. I believe that all people are individuals and counselling techniques need to be adjusted to suit a particular client and a particular issue. I believe this approach to the therapy encourages a client to address emotions, thoughts and feelings troubling them and facilitates a client's recovery of autonomy and awareness of themselves.

I have experience in providing face to face and telephone counselling in English and Russian languages and helping variety of clients in terms of sex, gender and age to overcome and deal with symptoms of

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Mood swings
  • PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Disturbing or/and unwanted memories and flashbacks
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Low Self Confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Continued Professional Development

CIC - Assessment, Referral and Managerial Support

CIC - Bereavement in the Workplace

Circles South East –Training ‘Systematic/ ritual abuse – impact on survivors’

CIC – Telephone Counselling/ Adviceline Training and an Introduction to Working for an EAP

Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) - Workshop ‘Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice – Working therapeutically with Adult Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Abuse’

Northern Guild Psychotherapy & Counselling: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

‘TA 101’ Certificate

The Manchester College: ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


What to expect.

Usually sessions, including the assessment session, last 50 minutes and take place once a week in one of the therapy rooms either in London (Oxford Circus) or Buckinghamshire (Princes Risborough) or over the phone in case of telephone counselling.

Times and day of the sessions are agreed on upon the initial telephone conversation. The price varies depending on the location: £65 for central London, £45 - Princes Risborough, £30 - for telephone counselling with some low cost options available. The sessions can be paid for in cash or through the website using PayPal. An assessment session has to be paid in advance in order to secure desirable time slot.

Maps & Directions

London, W1W
Princes Risborough, HP27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Russian


Different time slots are available including weekends and evenings.

Types of client

Older adults
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