Beacon Counselling and Psychotherapy, Richard Abell MBACP (Reg), MA, PG Cert, BA
Hello, thanks for viewing my profile. My name is Richard, and I am here to help. At our first appointment I will carry out a simple assessment and together we will discuss the best way for us to proceed with your therapy. I am first and foremost a person-centred psychotherapist, but I can also work in a solution focused way, in addition to offering tailor made anger management packages.
My main goals are to help you to feel understood and to increase self awareness. This can then help you to make meaning of your experiences and to facilitate personal growth.
I have experience in both the voluntary and private sectors, including running my own practice from home, as well as more than four years working for an organisation supporting male survivors of sexual abuse. Additionally I work as an associate independent practitioner at a private practice in Leicester city centre. I also carry out some work for an organisation that provides counselling for current and retired sports men and women.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed four years training at the University of Nottingham. My qualifications achieved here include an MA in counselling and a PG certificate in Advanced Counselling Practice. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I have undertaken various additional training courses, including working with and managing anger, working with clients who hear voices, Transactional analysis therapy and solution focused therapy.
I have experience of working with male, female and gender neutral clients, aged between sixteen and sixty five years old, with various presenting issues, including: Depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, body image issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders, childhood trauma, addiction, anger management, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality issues, relationship break-ups and self-esteem problems.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per session, and I offer a concessionary rate for students, OAPs or anyone claiming benefits of £40 per session.
I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions between 9am and 7pm on weekdays, in both Loughborough and Leicester.
My Loughborough premises is a purpose built summerhouse, as can be seen on the photograph, providing a relaxed and private space. I offer private parking onsite at my Loughborough address.