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Huw Richards ★Online Counselling/Psychotherapy★UKCP Approved Supervisor

Worcester WR1 & Cheltenham GL50
07939061822 07939061822 Registered / Accredited

About me

Welcome, I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and UKCP approved supervisor with over 33 years experience within the broader clinical and academic sector of mental health care. I provide prompt, positive, research informed, effective approaches to counselling and psychotherapy within the Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire area. For additional information please take the opportunity to visit Focus Health Counselling and Psychotherapy Services website.

For prompt online booking at my Cheltenham offices please follow http://meetme.so/Cheltenham

The benefits of working with me

I provide opportunities for developing successful and sustainable positive change to improve your life and relationships. Those Individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, low self esteem, diminished confidence, low mood, relationship difficulties, family issues, bereavement and other related concerns, are those individuals that could most benefit from my input.

My professional background

A previous senior lecturer, researcher and registered mental health nurse, I have actively contributed through paper and workshop presentation nationally. I am a registered Psychotherapist and approved Supervisor with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Registered Psychodrama Practitioner, Trainer, Supervisor and Training Supervisor with the British Psychodrama Association, Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have held previous roles of External Advisor for the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birmingham City University. Academic support and guidance for the MSc in Integrative Counselling, MA Dramatherapy, MA Supervision, MA Coaching with the Iron Mill Institute, MSc Integrative Dance Movement Therapy, Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies, MSc Psychodrama Psychotherapy, Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy together with a range of Foundation Degree programmes in Counselling in Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Exeter.

  • Would you like to move positively forward?
  • Are you needing to feel 'lighter' and less troubled/worried?
  • Do you need to be feeling more confident and in personal control?
  • Would you like to be more in the driving seat of your life as opposed to the passenger seat?

How to move forward

Begin by taking that first step, ring 07939 061 822 ,email above or visit Focus Health Counselling and Psychotherapy Services website

My aim is to provide an outstanding service which concentrates on:

  • The opportunity for developing positive forward movement
  • Prompt appointment responses for individuals, couples, organisations and GP practices
  • Fully accredited professional practice
  • Respectful and confidential approach
  • Cost effective and time efficient support

My Counselling and Psychotherapy practice is friendly, comfortable and is based in outstanding listed Georgian accommodation in central Worcester, within easy access to most City Centre services.

Please note my services are not suitable for emergency or mental health crisis need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a continuing commitment to best practice which is reflected through my ongoing professional development. I hold membership and accreditation to a number of Professional Registers.

Additional training has included involvement with the Human Potential Research Project at the University of Surrey and the Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy.

I continue to contribute to a range of professional arenas and have been instigative in providing academic input to a range of Post Graduate training within Dramatherapy, Dance Movement, Integrative Counselling, Psychodrama, Coaching and Supervision at Masters level.

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse PIN: 82H1621E
  • Diploma in Professional Studies. University of Wolverhampton
  • BSc Hons Educational Studies. University of Wolverhampton
  • Registered Lecturer/Practitioner. Nursing and Midwifery Council. PIN 82H1621E
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Central England
  • MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Central England
  • Foundation programme in Dramatherapy. University of Worcester
  • Diploma in Psychodrama Psychotherapy. Oxford School of Psychodrama
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy PIN: 05157795
  • Approved clinical supervisor with the UKCP

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.

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.

BPA

British Psychodrama Association

The British Psychodrama Association (BPA) is the professional association for psychodramatists and sociodramatists in the UK and Ireland. The BPA is an Organisational Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), which upholds professional standards in psychotherapy.

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.

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.

UK Council for 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

I have a particular interest in brief and time limited therapy. This includes Solution Focussed approaches with application to individuals experiencing depressive, anxiety and self esteem related issues.


Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodrama
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

If you have any queries in relation to securing an appointment with me, do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements on 07939 061 822 or via email.

Individual fees
£95

For prompt online booking at my Cheltenham offices please follow http://meetme.so/Cheltenham

Further information

I provide counselling and psychotherapy services of the highest professional standard which is acknowledged through accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.The UKCP promotes the highest standards of practice within Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK.

I am motivated by a genuine desire to improve the quality of life of our clients.

  • Member of the Professional Register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Registration number 82H1621E.
  • Member of the Professional Register of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Registration number 05157795.
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Member of the British Psychodrama Association.


A former executive member of the British Psychodrama Association and former co-editor of the British Journal for Psychodrama and Sociodrama. I was also an editorial panel member of the Journal of Mental Heath Education and Practice.

21 Somers Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3JJ

The Regency Practice
42 Clarendon House
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3PL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Prompt appointments can be secured during the evening and at weekends within the Worcester City Centre practice and on Tuesday mornings in Cheltenham.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

A registered practitioner with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Huw Richards ★Online Counselling/Psychotherapy★UKCP Approved Supervisor

Huw Richards ★Online Counselling/Psychotherapy★UKCP Approved Supervisor