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