Richard Mills

Richard Mills

Oakwood House
637 Roundhay Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 4BA

07984 002495

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Oakwood House
637 Roundhay Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 4BA

07984 002495

About me

I have been offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals for 20 years.

Top priority for me is whether you feel you can talk to me. I meet all sorts of people and I try to help everyone I see feel accepted enough to allow us together to explore whatever needs addressing.

Please feel free to call me first, or just send an email or text.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first degree is a BA in European Studies, for which I studied French, German, Politics and Economics at Loughborough University (1974 – 1978).

After university I did a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke.

I decided to take a completely different turn in my late 20’s and went to music school in Leeds: I attended Leeds College of Music (1986 – 1989) and took the 3-year degree course in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I had to deal with a life-changing shock during this period, which I won’t go into here. I eventually followed up this course with a one-year jazz course in Wakefield in 2000, and gained a diploma in jazz improvisation. The qualification is called Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Dance. I still play jazz in my leisure time, when I am not doing counselling and psychotherapy.

When I got interested in counselling and therapy in my mid-30’s, I first did a 10-week introductory course(1992), followed by an RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, at the Swarthmore Centre in Leeds (1992 – 1993).

I then trained at Park Lane College for 3 years and gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1993 – 1996).

After that I did another year at Leeds Metropolitan University which converted my diploma into a BSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling (1997 – 1998).

I attained BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accreditation in 1998.

In 1999 I gained a certificate in therapeutic groupwork from Group Analysis North, which was a one-year course (1998 – 1999).

In 2011 I successfully applied for status as Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP.

2014: Certificate in Couples Counselling with Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate number: 6161

Continuing Professional Development

Each year I do various activities that contribute to my continuing professional development. These include one-day seminars or lectures on a whole range of topics to do with therapy and life. I don’t want clutter this page with a long list of what I have done over the last 20 years, but I will mention a couple of highlights:

Two 12-week psychodrama groups in Bradford, with Aggi Jakubska
A one-day psychodrama course with David Brazier
Various seminars at the Harry Guntrip Trust in Leeds, with Ronald Britton, Patrick Casement, Adam Phillips, and many others.

The work I do in co-counselling – both the time I focus on myself and when I teach co-counselling to others – is very important for my ongoing personal development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

You don't know what you need to address, but you know you want to talk to someone.

Fees

Sessions for individuals

Regular weekly sessions last 50 minutes, and my fees start from £45 per session.

If your appointment starts between 5.00pm and 5.59pm it costs £48.

If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £55.

The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £70. If your initial appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £78.

Sessions for couples

Initial session:

The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £75. If your initial appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £85.

Subsequent sessions:

These last 60 minutes, and my fee for this is £55 per session.

If your appointment starts between 5.00pm and 5.59pm it costs £60.

If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £65.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS8 4BA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 9.00pm

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