Richard Absalom DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred Individuals & Couples
Since 2006, I have helped individuals and couples, improve self-confidence, reduce feelings of inferiority and develop trust to do whats right.
Whether it is short term or long term therapy, I work with people who need help to understand and think through what might be happening in their present life (for example being in a relationship or being single, being a parent, coping stress, feeling sad, anxiety, depression, phobias, bereavement, or a sex problem).
Therapy can help you recognise, when unhelpful thoughts and emotional processes are keeping you stuck. By gaining personal insight, and awareness of this internal landscape, you can develop a more positive inner dialogue, which will enable you to make changes for the better for yourself, and your relationships. As well as problem solving, the approach is educational, preventative and growth-promoting.
I am encouraging, and sensitive, to your experience of the therapy relationship, and work at your pace. 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.
I offer early morning, day time and evening appointments, and also work on Skype.
I work from my home in Branksome Park, Poole.
I am registered to take referrals from Aviva, AXA, and Vitality Health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I previously worked in the human resources and risk management industry, in the NHS
I have also 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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The fee is £50 for individuals and £60 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|