Richard Szklaruk - Therapeutic Counsellor

Richard Szklaruk - Therapeutic Counsellor

North Lincolnshire

07927 323927

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North Lincolnshire

07927 323927

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor offering both Humanistic and Cognitive therapies. I offer a non-judgemental and empathic model of counselling. I do not offer advice, tell you how to think or provide answers. My role as your counsellor is to help you develop your personal awareness and to assist you to explore your personal distress in safety. It is my aim to help you to develop personal coping strategies and a state of robust tranquillity. My work is tailored towards helping you to function without distress when faced with the challenges of daily life.

I believe that personal distress can be beaten and that there is a route to recovery for everyone. My counselling work includes working with Addictions, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Self-harm, Obsessive thoughts, PTSD, Life-transitions and Stress related issues. 

My counselling experience includes work as a counsellor within Mental Health Charities and for the NHS (within a funded IAPT service). My private counselling work is based in Scunthorpe (central Ashby location). In addition, I also accept referrals for gambling addiction from GamCare (GamCare are a national charity which offer free 'one to one' counselling support for gamblers and affected others, which can be accessed via the free GamCare helpline on 0808 802 0133).

The counselling service I provide in Scunthorpe is an appointment only service, available Weekdays (6pm onwards) and Saturdays (11pa onwards).

Lastly, my work is not generic. My counselling work is tailored to suit your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills


  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Levels 1 & 2 (04/2016)

  • Safeguarding Children - Level 3 (04/2016)

  • Lone Worker [Skills for Health Certified] (04/2016)

  • PSTS/Conflict Management [Skills for Health Certified] (04/2016)

  • MHFA for the Armed Forces Community (05/2015)

  • The Importance of Good Clinical Record Keeping - HSCIC (02/2015)

  • Information Governance Training - HSCIC (04/2016)

  • Infection Control (04/2016)

  • Fire Training (04/2016)

  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness (10/2104)

  • Self Harm Awareness & Skills Training (07/2014)

  • Working with Problem Gambling - GamCare Training (11/2015)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (11/2013)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)
  • Registrant on the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Ataraxia Business Card
  • Ataraxia Banner
  • BACP Logo
  • Scunthorpe Counselling Room


I offer counselling in Scunthorpe on Monday-Thursday (6pm onwards) and Saturdays (12pm onwards). I will also offer ad-hoc appointments for existing Clients.

For Private Clients: The first session is your opportunity to ask any questions about the counselling service I provide and for you to decide if we will work together. Sessions will incur a cost of £35 (paid at the end of each session). A discount is available for Students and the low waged.

For Corporate Clients (paid by the Employer): The fee charge is £50 per session.

Counselling sessions are usually weekly and each session lasts one hour.

In addition I offer a counselling service for Gambling Addiction in the Scunthorpe area. This is a free service and this can be accessed through GamCare. Details of referrals to this service are available online or via the free GamCare helpline on 0808 802 0133.

Further information

Counselling appointments are usually 50 minutes.

Sessions are 1:1 counselling.

I work with Adults only. I do not offer a counselling service for couples or children (but I can signpost you a counsellor who will offer this service).

Maps & Directions

Scunthorpe, DN16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Private appointments are available (Monday to Saturday). I also offer counselling for Gambling addiction through GamCare (a free service).

Types of client

Older adults
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