Richard Absalom BACP Member (Registered and Accredited) Individuals & Couples
Making that first step to contact a counsellor can be daunting. However, it can also be the first step towards liberation from issues that are holding you back in life.
Working in independent practice, since 2006, I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist.
The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness. As well as problem solving, my approach is educational, preventative and growth-promoting.
I will provide the time to talk about the things in your life, that don't make sense, or are making you feel sad or afraid. Therapy provides important space to review your situation, and how you live and experience your life.
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 with clients 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 abuse
- 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
The fee is £60 for individuals and £70 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|