Richard Atkinson

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Nailsworth, GLOS, GL6 0DB
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About me

My aim is to 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 of a range of issues including: addiction, abuse, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, OCD, low self-esteem, trauma and relationship issues.

I usually suggest using an initial consultation to get a sense of one another and to see what it would be like 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 either call me on 07828 578416 or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC)

I have undertaken additional training in:

Couples Counselling
Understanding Disordered Eating
Working with Trauma
Men, Relationships and Counselling
Encountering Sub-Personalities
Disassociation and Trauma
Working with Young People

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor with adults recovering from addiction 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Employment Issues

Young People


£60.00 per session

Additional information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime Tuesday to Friday

Further information

There is public parking within a minutes walk of my consulting room in Nailsworth.

3 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, GLOS, GL6 0DB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Richard Atkinson
Richard Atkinson