I. Peter Richardson
Bsc Therapeutic Counselling, Dip PC Couns, Dip PHT, HCP
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I have been in private practice for many years, helping people with many different problems such as anxiety, depression, family issues, feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder, low self confidence, low self esteem, panic attacks, phobias, relationship issues, divorce or separation, affairs or betrayals, bereavement, worries or problems.
It can be hard to speak to a stranger, but rest assured I am a fully qualified, professionally trained and ethical therapist and this is where the healing starts.
I help by building people's confidence helping them to create a different way of looking at things and getting to understand their limits and boundaries.
I am easy to approach and non judgemental, making my clients comfortable and safe in a relaxed atmosphere. With an extensive background in mental health, I believe this gives me a greater understand of what people are relaying to me.
We all have to take a chance to be able to move forward in life, so why not get in touch to find out more.
What my clients say about me:
"Peter, thank you for your kindness and understanding, it has meant a lot and I am now ready for the challenges ahead"
"I honestly can't thank you enough for all your help, you have changed my life around and made me feel like me again"
"I will be eternally grateful to you, thank you"
"I found Peter easy to get on with, putting me at ease"
"A big thank you for the time you spent with me, I am much happier"
Training, qualifications & experience
I have established and run my own private practice and have developed many skills over the years. I also volunteer for Macmillan Cancer Support at St James Hospital. I have also worked extensively with clients who have learning disabilities , mental health diagnoses and challenging behaviour.
I am also a published author writing weekly articles relating to mental health for a local Leeds newspaper.
My qualifications are:
BSc in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
Basic Counselling Skills Level 1 & 2
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist helping clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, fears, confidence, sports and business performance, habits and behaviours. Please get in touch for more details on hypnotherapy.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions - face to face, phone or Skype - £50 per hour
Couples counselling sessions £80 per hour
No extra charge for evenings
I do offer concessions please ask for more details.
When I work
I will always try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate client sessions and fully understand that some clients work shifts.
I have my clients best interests as my top priority and specialise in offering a safe, non-judgemental professional space where clients can feel at ease to explore their issues and make sense of their situations and life events.
Please do get in touch to discuss your needs further and move towards more positive change.