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 10 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 skype 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
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
The standard fee is £50
per session for individuals and £60 for couples.
An initial consultation is free.
For students on counselling diplomas I can offer sessions at a reduced rate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible around appointments and can offer session midweek evenings and daytime and sometimes weekend. I also work with clients online or phone based for extra flexibility
Types of client