Hi my name is Anthony Richard I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
.I have over 12 years experience counselling individuals, couples and young people on an open ended basis or agreed time period with the aim of enabling you to live your life in a more fulfilling, creative and rewarding way.
I run a practice in North Leeds in a friendly comfortable environment in a discreet location with easy parking and close to bus routes. For convenience I also offer zoom sessions and am willing to do home visits if necessary.
In today’s modern lifestyles a lot of value is placed upon having more, achieving more and doing more. Whilst there’s nothing inherently wrong with this, it often comes with a price when we are driven to achieve this at the expense of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being and we start to experience stress, anxiety, depression and become overwhelmed in our relationships.Sometimes these symptoms can point towards deep lying issues of lack of purpose or meaning in life.
At certain times in life this can be triggered by external circumstances such as the loss of a loved one, health issues or work-related stresses.It is important at these times that we learn to have compassion for ourselves and to listen to these symptoms as signposts calling us to make changes in our lives that will allow us to experience more joy, purpose and well-being.When we are unable to transform our life experiences into creative action we can get caught up in unhelpful patterns and without clear perspective we become stuck.
Exploring our difficulties in the presence of another is helpful. This can be more challenging when the other person is part of the problem. Counselling provides us with a container whereby we can explore our difficulties with another person who can remain more objective.
It is when we are fully seen and accepted by another that we learn to accept ourselves and it is this acceptance that brings a peace into our lives..
Training, qualifications & experience
12 years counselling experience
Specialise in working with couples
Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis Counselling
Foundation year in in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Diploma Other Centered Counselling
Module 1 & 2 Body Talk Training
Working with Adults with Learning disabilities (4 years)
Non Violent Communication Training and Facillitation
Primary School Counsellor
Working with Young People training
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The standard fee is £50
per session for individuals and £60 for couples.
Reduction of 20% for blocks of 4 sessions paid in advance
For students on counselling diplomas I can offer sessions at a reduced rate
When I work
I am flexible around appointments and can offer session midweek evenings and sometimes weekend. I also work with clients online using zoom or skype or phone based for extra flexibility