My name is Richard Coleman, and I am a Therapeutic Counsellor. I am a registered member of the BACP (the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) as well as the CCYP (Counselling for Children and Young People) sub-division, and so work with a variety of people from all walks of life, whether they are looking for the answers to life situations or simply wishing to find out more about what makes them tick.
I work as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor. This builds on a base grounding in the Person Centred Approach formulated by Carl Rogers, and also incorporates many aspects of both Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I also use certain Cognitive techniques that connect together with the counselling approaches almost like a series of doors and passageways. As we open one door, a link may be made to another aspect of your current life or personal history, which may lead us into exploring new areas, and in making the connections between what you present to me and accepted counselling theory, I facilitate you towards a better understanding of yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for 3 ½ years in a variety of techniques and approaches, culminating in being awarded an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and have now been practicing both privately and in the educational sector since 2006. I have worked in a variety of settings, including a free community counselling service and the Maternity Unit of Poole Hospital.
I have extensive experience working with young people in my role as a full-time school counsellor since 2012, dealing with a range of adolescent social and mental health issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, bereavement, peer/relationship problems and sexuality issues.
I also see private clients in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment, working out of my home in the Northbourne area of Bournemouth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social Anxiety. Divorce. Self Exploration. Personal Development. Self-Harm. Bullying. Workplace Issues.
Free initial half-hour consultation; if we both feel happy to proceed, further sessions are £40, with reduced rates for students and low-paid key workers.
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Type of session
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Types of client