Kelly Louise Richardson MBACP (Reg.)
East Riding Of Yorkshire
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 a little apprehensive. Counselling is not about me giving you advice, rather me working with you to find your own answers. Therefore, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is of upmost importance. 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 could lead you to the empowerment of being able to make any necessary changes.
Prior to training as a Counsellor I worked for many years at Humberside Police and since qualifying as a Counsellor I work a lot with emergency services employees .
My core training was gained at The University of Hull. Since then I have placed 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. I worked with various issues at Mind the mental health charity. I have also worked, for a short time, at the Oncology Department at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals. At Focus Counselling in Hull, I worked with anxiety and depression on an IAPT NHS contract called 'Let's Talk'. I also have experience taking referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's) working with work related stress.
Nowadays, I prefer to work 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, off street parking/disabled access/toilet facilities available). I can also see clients at York (YO31).
How I Work
I work in a person-centred way which means that I offer the conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard. 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) coping strategies for the short term (time limited).
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).
I offer a high quality counselling service. I know that when somebody seeks counselling they do not want to wait. Therefore, I try to offer a no waiting policy. The FREE initial 30 minute face to face appointment is a chance for you to see if you would like to work with me and ask any questions that you many have.
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 refer you to someone who can. Take your first step today to feeling better. I look forward to hearing from you either via telephone or via email if that is easier for you.
Heal your past, live your present and create your future.
"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".
Training, qualifications & experience
- PODS Trauma (late 2018)
- Cache Awareness of Mental Health Problems (current)
- ASIST Suicide Awareness (2018)
- PREGNANCY and INFANT LOSS (2018)
- RELATE Couples Therapy (2017)
- IAPT Low Intensity in Anxiety and Depression (2014/15)
- CRUSE Bereavement Care (2013/14)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2014)
- DEGREE in Theory and Practice of Counselling (2012)
- University Foundation Award in Counselling Skills Level 4 (2011)
- Counselling Skills Level 3 (2010)
- Counselling Skills Level 2 (2010)
- Counselling Skills Level 1 (2010)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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, 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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
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FREE initial telephone consultation.
FREE initial 30 minutes face to face consultation.
Individual sessions are priced at £40.
I am able to offer some low cost sessions, during week days, for concessions such as students, low income and the registered unwaged. These are £25 per session. Please enquire for availability.
Discount for Block Bookings (6 sessions). Fees to be paid in full at the time of booking. Please enquire. *Currently 6 sessions for the price of 5*.
Payment is one session in advance either via cash at the session or bank transfer.
A minimum of 48 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise the full session fee will apply.
I can offer regular day and time appointments if it helps you, and encourage this, as a commitment to therapy.
I try to work with appointment times that are suited to you. (Earliest appointment time 830am, latest appointment time 830pm on selected days). Open weekdays, evenings and weekends. Please note some appointment times may occur an additional £5 surcharge. Please enquire.
I also offer 'Walk and Talk' therapy. This combines the physical exercise of walking with the traditional talk therapy. The session lasts between 50-60minutes 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 sessions via video call if you are located in a different area and travel is an issue (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 in sessions.
I have an 'Enhanced DBS' and am a member of the update service.
I am a registered member of a professional body namely The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) reg. I have passed The Certificate of Proficiency. This means that I have met their standards in counselling training.
I have regular clinical supervision 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 Holistic Therapies Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available weekdays/weekends/evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|