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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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