Kelly Louise Richardson MBACP
East Riding Of Yorkshire
Thank you for clicking onto my profile. I understand that looking for, and reaching out to a counsellor can be daunting and you may be a little apprehensive. Counselling is not about me giving you advice, rather me working with you to find your own answers. Therefore, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is of upmost importance. I will provide you with a comfortable, safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Your journey of self-discovery could lead you to the empowerment of being able to make any necessary changes.
I have experience of working with clients on issues such as loss and bereavement at Cruse Bereavement Care. I worked with various issues at Mind the mental health charity. I have also worked, for a short time, at the Oncology Department at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals. Focus Counselling in Hull, I worked with anxiety and depression on an IAPT NHS contract. Nowadays, I work with a wide range of client issues in my own private practice (A New Horizon) which is located in my home in Brough, East Yorkshire (parking available/disabled access/toilet facilities).
How I Work
I work in a person-centred way which means that I offer the conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I work from an integrative perspective which means that I use tools from other theoretical approaches in which ever way suits you, as an individual client, the best.
I place an emphasis on continual professional development which means that I am continually training and updating my knowledge and skills.
I offer a high quality, low cost counselling service. I know that when somebody seeks counselling they do not want to wait. Therefore, I offer a no waiting list policy. I aim to provide your first appointment within 24 hours. The initial 30 minute appointment is free and is a chance for you to see if you would like to work with me and ask any questions that you many have.
If you have an issue that is holding you back from living your life to the full then please do not hesitate get in touch. I value helping people. I look forward to hearing from you either via telephone or via email if that is easier for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Some Relate training
- IAPT Low Intensity training
- Cruse Bereavement training
- Degree in Theory and Practice of Counselling
- University Foundation Award in Counselling Skills Level 4
- Counselling Skills Level 3
- Counselling Skills Level 2
- Counselling Skills Level 1
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
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FREE initial 30 minutes consultation.
Individual sessions are priced at £25 per hour and couples sessions £50. There is a £5 surcharge for Friday evening and weekend appointments.
A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise the full session fee will apply.
I now offer 'Walk and Talk' therapy. This combines the physical exercise of walking with the traditional talk therapy. The session lasts one hour and the same fees apply. There are many benefits to this type of therapy. It can be less intimidating for some clients than the four walls of a clinical setting. Getting out into nature and exercise releases endorphins both known to lift mood. This is an additional benefit to the talking therapy. It is not a strenuous workout, more a gentle walk but you as the client sets the pace. If you are a new mum suffering from postnatal depression as you can bring your baby along in the pram.
Enhanced DBS checked and member of the update service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|