Richard Pearce UKCP (Reg.)
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, with considerable experience working with people presenting with a wide range of concerns.
I provide a warm and empathic space where you can feel comfortable and at ease, and where you have the opportunity to explore as much or as little of your concerns as you choose to bring. As your therapist I will:
- Be non-judgemental and respect your values, choices and lifestyle
- Listen carefully to you and offer support and understanding, in a non-critical way
- Help you to explore areas of your feelings, thinking and behaving where you may experience difficulty
- Faciliate you in making appropriate choices, decisions, or changes
I work integratively, within an existential framework. This approach highlights the uniqueness of each individual. To learn more about an existential approach you can visit the website of the Society for Existential Analysis.
While I maintain this existential framework at all times, I also bring to the work a wide range of tools and techniques from other approaches, using what feels appropriate for each individual client.
In my approach, I believe strongly in the autonomy and empowerment of the individuals with whom I work, and subscribe to the ethical framework of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Canterbury College and, later, an MA in Existential Psychotherapy from the University of Sheffield through the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC). I regularly attend continuing professional workshops to add to my range of skills and expertise, including in cognitive and behavioural approaches and in buddhist psychology. Articles published in books and refereed journals are available on request. I am a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Counselling and Psychotherapy fees:
Therapeutic Sessions: £40 per one hour.
Supervision: £50 per hour
All sessions are of 60 minutes duration.
The number of sessions that are appropriate will depend on the type and intensity of issues that emerge during therapy.
I work both short-term and long-term, and encourage clients to reflect on, and review, how the therapy is helping them. Although I work within an existential framework, I continually update the range of skills that I can offer, which include, where appropriate, a goal oriented short-term focus, as well as deep work over a longer period of time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Types of client