Richard Absalom MBACP (Accredited) and COSRT Individual and Couples Therapist

Richard Absalom MBACP (Accredited) and COSRT Individual and Couples Therapist

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Branksome Park

01202 985012 / 07920 513847

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About me

The way we think and feel about ourselves, has a significant influence on  our confidence, our moods and how we deal with life. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, with 12 years experience, I have a particular interest in helping you to understand how unhelpful thoughts, and unconscious emotional processes, can keep you stuck, repeating negative behaviours, and leaving a shadow on everyday life, some, or all of the time.

By gaining personal insight and an awareness of this internal landscape we can develop a more positive inner dialogue and enable us to make changes for the better. I aim to offer the emotional and constructive support that you need to become the person you want to be.

​Whether as an individual, or couple, of any age, gender or sexuality, I will help you regulate, and manage difficult emotions as and when they arise.

And what are the benefits?​

The therapeutic process will allow you to find new perspectives, on new and old problems, with an emphasis on understanding, over judgement. I will help you identify your patterns of behaviour, and to  understand the reasons you think about yourself, and experience others in a particular way. Therapy encourages  a fresh look, at old thought patterns.​

Important events and people in your life past and present will have shaped your self-confidence, or the lack of it, your behaviour, your thinking and how you feel about yourself. Understanding these complex personal issues will help you gain more confidence, a more balanced outlook.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

I offer early morning, day time and evening appointments. and also work with clients on Skype.

I work in Poole and London (City)

I am registered to take referrals from Aviva members.

Training, qualifications & experience

I previously worked in the human resources and risk management industry, in the NHS

I have also previously worked as a counselling lecturer, and have worked for counselling agencies specialising in addictions, sexual and violent abuse.

As well as working as a therapist, I write, mentor, and I am a trustee with RELATE

My qualifications include;
Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Dip Integrative Counselling
Dip in Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Coaching
CRUSE Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Cert Psychosexual Health/Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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The fee is £50 for individuals and £60 for  couples.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme