Kelly Louise Richardson

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BSc. MBACP (Accred.)
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Brough HU15 & Hull HU5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Free initial consultation of up to 30 minutes. No obligation to book any further sessions. Text Kelly to book your appointment - 07785 357462. 

Telephone Counselling available @ £35 per session, or commit to a course of 6 therapy session @ £200, payable via bank transfer at the time of booking. 

  • Need some help?
  • Stuck in grief?
  • Feeling stressed from life’s hecticness? Would you like to learn some new techniques to reset and boost your resilience?
  • Feeling really low for too long? Would you like to revive your energy levels?
  • Want to stop feeling so anxious?

Welcome and thank you for clicking onto my profile. I understand that looking for and reaching out to a counsellor can be daunting and you may be feeling a little apprehensive.

Counselling is not about me giving you advice, rather me working with you to help you explore your situation and find your own answers. To do this, I will provide you with a comfortable, safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Your journey of self-discovery and personal growth through therapy could lead you to being able to make any changes going forward. 

About Me

Prior to training as a Counsellor I worked for many years at Humberside Police (and since qualifying as a Counsellor have worked a lot with emergency services employees). Alongside this, my hobby and interest was in health and fitness. I worked in health clubs and taught fitness classes. I focused on physical health and gained a real passion for well-being and helping people. From here, I began incorporating mental well-being, as I began to believe that the mind and body works together. It led me to starting my counselling training in 2010 and so I genuinely come from a holistic approach. My core training was gained at The University of Hull with my Top Up Bachelors Degree gained at Leeds Beckett University. Since then I have progressed through the levels. I place an emphasis on Continual Professional Development and so I attend regular training courses and workshops to update my knowledge and skills. I have experience of working with clients on issues such as loss and bereavement at Cruse Bereavement Care and also worked for a short time, at the Oncology Department at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals. At Focus Counselling in Hull and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, I worked with anxiety and depression on an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) NHS initiative called 'Let's Talk.’

I am an Associate Counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programme Providers (EAPs). 

I have been audited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that they check to see that I am working ethically and meet their high standard which safeguards you as a client. 

I am also a BACP ACCREDITED Counsellor. BACP accreditation schemes aim to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

I work a lot with self-referral private clients on a wide range of issues in my own private practice (A New Horizon). I am located in Brough, East Yorkshire (non-clinical setting, anonymous, off street parking/disabled access/toilet facilities available).

How I Work

I work on a one-to-one basis offering the conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard from the person-centred approach.  I work from an Integrative perspective which means that I use tools from other theoretical approaches in which ever way suits you, as an individual client, the best as I believe that people are unique and therefore there is no ‘one size fits all' approach.

I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) looking at your negative, automatic thoughts and the impact on your feelings and behaviours. We can explore coping strategies, that work for you, for the short term and look at ways for you to live more positively.

I also work with clients long term exploring and addressing the root cause of the issue(s). This can be open ended (not time limited).

Are you ready to make a change?

If you have an issue that is holding you back from living your life to the full then please do not hesitate get in touch. I value helping people and have a passion for supporting clients through their problems. Having someone, that is not a family member, to walk alongside you, can help. As I have your best interests at heart if I cannot help you myself I can signpost you to other services. Take your first step today to feeling better. I look forward to hearing from you either via telephone, please text 07785 357462, or via email to book an appointment.

Corporate Packages

Are you an employer? Do you know the number of working days that are lost due to sickness absence caused by work related stress? Why not invest in a course of CBT for your employees? They will learn to build up resilience so that they are more able to adapt.

Heal your past, live your present and create your future.

Clients' Testimonials

"Kelly helped me to understand my feelings and I understand myself better now".

"Kelly has helped me to get my life back on track".

"With Kelly's support I was able to make some positive changes and so I feel in a much better place now".


Further reviews and recommendations can be viewed on my professional page on Facebook called ‘A New Horizon’.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Upcoming - Introduction to CBT (2024) York St John University  
  • EAP Audit Passed 10/10 (2022 & 2024)
  • BACP Audit Passed (2022)
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis (2019)
  • BSc. (Top Up) DEGREE LEVEL 6 in Therapeutic Counselling (2019) from Leeds Beckett University 
  • Cache Awareness of Mental Health Problems (2018)
  • ASIST Suicide Awareness (2018 & 2020)
  • RELATE Couples Therapy (2017)
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care (2013/14)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2014)
  • FOUNDATION DEGREE LEVEL 5 in Theory and Practice of Counselling (2012/13/14) from University of Hull 
  • UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION AWARD LEVEL 4 in Counselling Skills (2011)
  • Counselling Skills LEVEL 3 (2010)
  • Counselling Skills LEVEL 2 (2010)
  • Counselling Skills LEVEL 1 (2010)

*Qualifications available to view upon request*

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The client group that I tend to work more with are individual adults (over 18 years).

The issues that I work with regularly (but not limited to) are bereavement, loss, pregnancy/birth, low self-esteem/confidence, stress/work related stress, relationship dynamics, major life changing events such as divorce/health related issues/redundancy, personal development, negative thinking patterns, generalised anxiety and depression.

As well as talking therapy I can offer other creative ways of working if that suits you better.

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£35.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

FREE Initial Telephone Consultation.

Individual Telephone Counselling Session Investment - £35 per session.

Walk and Talk Counselling Investment - £40 per session. 

Payment is at the time of booking and then one session in advance via bank transfer (non-refundable and non-transferable).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please enquire about specific availability that suits you and we can have a conversation about this.

Further information

I also offer 'Walk and Talk' therapy. This combines the physical exercise of walking with the traditional talk therapy. The session lasts between 50 and 60 minutes and the same fees apply. There are many benefits to this type of therapy. It can be less intimidating for some clients than the four walls of a clinical setting. Getting out into nature and exercise releases endorphins both known to lift mood. This is an additional benefit to the talking therapy. Although I have fitness related qualifications, this is not a workout, more a gentle walk but you as the client sets the pace.

I can offer occasional sessions via video call (same fees apply).

I offer Life Coaching if you want to explore what you want your 'next chapter' to look like (same fees apply).

I can offer mindfulness sessions. Mindfulness can help to stop from ‘living in your head’. It focuses on the here and now. Like any new skill it takes time to practice. Initial sessions can be booked to get you started.

I have an 'Enhanced DBS' and am a member of the update service.

I have regular clinical supervision, with a Senior Accredited Supervisor, to make certain that I am working ethically. It safeguards you as a client and enables me to provide the best service for you.

I carry Professional Indemnity Insurance.

My Facebook professional page is called 'A New Horizon'. Here you can find supportive and inspirational articles, testimonials and can contact me.

I am also on LinkedIn (for professional use).

Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU5

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Kelly Louise Richardson
Kelly Louise Richardson