Richard Absalom DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred Individuals & Couples

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Branksome Park

01202 985012 / 07920 513847

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About me

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 for many years in human resources and risk management , 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 and a mentor.

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 £55 for individuals and £65 for  couples.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Available 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme