24 Carlton Street
My name is Richard. I'm a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and studied at Riverside college through Staffordshire University.
I became a counsellor after having a positive experience of counselling as a client, working through personal stress and anxiety. I enjoyed the process of personal development, growth and understanding the mind so much I decided to become a counsellor.
I offer a warm and safe environment to come and explore your thoughts and feelings and address some of life's challenges. If you would like to get in touch you can ring me on the above number or, if you would prefer, text or email me.
After contacting me, I will ring back so we can discuss the counselling process and complete an initial assessment. Then, when you arrive for your first session we will complete a contract and begin. Sessions are usually weekly and you are able to end the counselling process whenever you need to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied Level 5 Foundation Degree in counselling at Riverside College in Widnes then went on to teacher training. I am currently in the second year of studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training) and I teach Level 2 Counselling skills at the college.
Before going into private practice, I was a counsellor for MacMillan, working with those who had been affected by cancer and following this I was counselling for an organisation that supports those who are at risk of being homeless.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked as a caseworker for a charity under contract from the Home Office supporting those who had escaped or who had been rescued from Human trafficking. During this time I helped clients who had been through very severe emotional trauma rebuild their lives and get access to a range of support services to help them recover.
I have also had the privilege of working with the BBC on a documentary exploring the issue of Human trafficking and have worked with international agencies to help survivors of trafficking get support in their home countries.
Before this, I was a youth worker and spent seven years as a volunteer and two years in paid employment in the same role.
I also studied a BA (hons) in Creative writing and Level 5 HNC in Photography.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an understanding of issues related to human trafficking and modern slavery situations, including an understanding of the National Referral Mechanism and psychological and emotional issues affecting survivors of human trafficking.
I also have an understanding of religious abuse and cults.
Adult client (15+), One to one session: £35
Each session is 50 minutes long and it is usual to have one session per week until you are ready to end.
I am a Christian and have experience of church and an understanding of matters of faith.
I am also a member of the BACP.
I work to the BACP code of ethics and also have regular supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, including evening, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday day time, Thursday day time.
Types of client