Eleanor Richards


01223 571651

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About me

I am a relational psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals and couples. 

Whether one is facing particular difficulties, or experiencing some more general sense of un-ease or distress, collaborative conversation in therapy can help in exploring past experiences and understanding the part they may play in present living and relationships. Deeper recognition of our feelings can bring a greater sense of autonomy and of future possibilities.

After completing a diploma in psychodynamic counselling, I trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Centre for Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (now the John Bowlby Centre); I am registered with the UKCP and the HPC, and subscribe to their respective codes of ethics. My first training, however, was in music therapy; I now contribute to the training of therapists, and my background in music therapy continues to inform my experience of the unspoken elements in the therapeutic conversation.

I am a sessional therapist at the Group Therapy Centre, Cambridge, and I facilitate reflective groups for NHS professionals. I have extensive experience as a counsellor in a GP practice; I also have a particular interest in working with people with learning disabilities and those engaged in their support.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate diploma in music therapy (1991)
Diploma in psychodynamic counselling (1996)
Clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (1998-2002)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Fees are normally £40 - £45. I also hold some low cost places.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1 2PY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified