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Antonia Richardson. UKCP and MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Sheffield S11 & S7
07512-231995 Registered / Accredited
Sheffield S11 & S7

About me

Whatever personal difficulty or vulnerability brings you to counselling, I believe that you have the creative potential for healing.  Working with me in therapy may bring you emotional regulation, solace, sustainable personal growth, increased self respect and new ways of relating to your family, friends and colleagues

I have particular interest in the correlation between emotional states and the body, and this is especially helpful for anyone who has experienced past trauma, prolonged stress and anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

Some people may be unsure about the root cause of their distress. Whatever your experience and situation, I will endeavor to support you to discover meaningful understandings of yourself and your deeper needs; to improve your communication in your closest relationships; I will help you to explore your hopes for the future and how you might begin to live life in creative ways. For some people counselling may come to be viewed as a protected, creative and sacred space in your life.

Personal problems are often mulit-layered:
Without being aware of it, many of us bring our past hurts into our present life and closest relationships. Early experiences of distress may cause years of inner conflict, exhaustion, tension in families and between couples.
I have extensive experience of working with people who face a variety of difficulties such as: depression; relationship problems; loneliness; PTSD; critical illness; childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse; alcohol & drug misuse; suicidal thoughts; rape; domestic violence; infertility; low self esteem; eating problems; sleep problems; chronic pain; work related stresses; sexual identity; spirituality and major life changes such as bereavement, retirement, separation.

How does Counselling work?

I offer you a consistent time and space away from your immediate concerns. You’ll be able to talk confidentially to someone who genuinely cares about your welfare and who offers a welcoming quiet space for you.  I listen very attentively and without judgement,  to your unique perception of your circumstances.

You may find that simply talking about your concerns is therapeutic in itself. We can explore your experiences and history; your perception and your hopes in as much depth as you wish. As you extend your awareness of emotional, mental and embodied sense, we might explore the deeper meaning of your life experiences and how this might inform your present and future way of being.  Many people find greater self acceptance, compassion and hope in therapy.  Some find new depth of meaning in their life, giving a fresh sense of potential, energy and creativity.

The person-centred approach honors each person's ability to grow towards their full potential. The therapeutic relationship will be one of warmth and total acceptance of you. I always offer a highly respectful, kind and sometimes challenging relationship. You will be able to choose the number of sessions you want,  the pace and depth of your work. We can work for a brief time or over a longer period, depending on your needs.

Appointments: We'll meet in peaceful, calm rooms either in Nether Edge or Greystones in Sheffield  (Both locations are 4 minutes walk from bus stops and with free roadside parking). Appointments are usually 50 minutes although longer sessions may be negotiated.

If you are unable to travel I can offer online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked for 35 years, first as Occupational Therapist with mental health specialism and a counsellor in the voluntary sector with Cruse Bereavement Care and with Sheffield MIND.  My private practice as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor began 12 years ago.

I specialize in working with people experiencing trauma, loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. Many of my clients have experienced a mental health diagnosis, such as bipolar disorder, ADHD and Autistic spectrum.

Special Interest:
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years and have practiced meditation for 35 years. Both these practices are central to my way of working as a counsellor. I have a genuine interest in your creativity, your spiritual and existential concerns. I also love working outdoors.  As well as talking, I offer the use of basic art materials, somatic therapy with breathing and movement, and walking outdoors -  if these are appropriate and therapeutic.

Professional Qualifications:
Registratered with UKCP
Member of BACP
Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Supervision. (Temenos)
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling (Middx University)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Middx University)
Foundation in Art Therapy
BA Ceramics, Westminster University
BSc Geography, Sheffield University

Additional trainings: 
Adolescent and childrens mental health problems;
Relationship counselling;
Art therapy;
Personality development and attachment.
Supervision for counsellors/therapists

I receive regular supervision and attend continuing professional development training.
I offer clinical supervision for counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

General dissatisfaction and a search for meaning in life
Personal Growth
Spirituality
Menopause
Major Life Changes

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50 per session for individual therapy
£70 per session for couple therapy
£50 per hour for individual supervision

You are welcome to contact me for more information or to make an appointment:
Tel: 07512  231995  Email: antoniarichardson.sheffield@gmail.com

Further information

I work within UKCP and BACP ethical guidelines
Enhanced CRB checked
Professionally insured

Greystones
Sheffield
S. Yorkshire
S11 7GH

Sheffield
S. Yorkshire
S7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Tuesday and Thursdays 8-5.30pm. Occasionally other days of the week.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

Supervision available

Antonia Richardson. UKCP and MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Antonia Richardson. UKCP and MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

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