Richard Atkinson MBACP
5 Bridge Street
The Ashcroft Practice
42 Ashcroft Road
I provide a confidential, supportive and caring space for exploring thoughts and feelings, where you can talk without fear of judgement. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor with experience in a wide range of issues such as: addiction, abuse, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, OCD, low self-esteem, trauma and relationship issues.
I usually suggest using the initial consultation to get to know one another and to decide if we feel able to work together. Our work can be short term and focused or longer term for a more in depth exploration. If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or would like to find out more, please call me on 07828 578416. If I do not answer please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC)
I have undertaken additional training in:
Understanding Disordered Eating
Working with Trauma
Men, Relationships and Counselling
Disassociation and Trauma
Working with Young People
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor with adults recovering from substance abuse in a residential setting, for a community based counselling service as a volunteer, with young people in a secondary school, for an Employee Assistance Program and for Gloucestershire County Council Occupational Health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute individual consultation and £60 for a 60 minute couples consultation.
I offer a number of appointments at reduced fees to those with low incomes/limited funds. Please do ask me about them if you would like to access them.
There is public parking within a minutes walk of my rooms in both Stroud and Cirencester.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available in Stroud during the daytime Monday to Friday and some evenings. I see clients in Cirencester on a Thursday afternoon and evening.
Types of client