Richard Bamford (MBACP) UKATA Adv Dip TA, Cert CBT
Welcome to Richard Bamford Therapy.
I imagine you’ve arrived here as you may be looking for someone to talk to. Perhaps you’re experiencing some distress or navigating a specific struggle and are hoping to find some clarity in what’s going on for you.
We all experience difficulties occasionally and life can be challenging sometimes. We can be affected by our past as well as feeling worried for our future. Such confusion can leave us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain; lost, stuck or unsettled.
Alternatively, you may want to explore and understand who you really are; harvest awareness and personal growth. A deeper understanding can lead to a change in how you view yourself, your life and your relationships.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults, children and young people in Crowborough and Tonbridge.
Finding a therapist that is right for you is key, and there are many different theoretical approaches that each has their own ideas around psychological difficulties and human development. Of the varying modalities, I’ve had training in: Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling, and Solution-Focussed Therapy.
I’ve found that combining aspects of different approaches provides the most effective way of building a healthy relationship. Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is the most important feature for a successful outcome during counselling or therapy. Enhancing that relationship can help you to feel safe, accepted and respected while also challenging you in a positive and constructive way.
I work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Childhood issues
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and bereavement
- Work issues
- Those people looking to achieve a greater sense of self-awareness
I am fully insured, DBS checked and registered with the UKCP and UKATA, abiding by their code of ethical practice and professional standards. I am also registered with the ICO and adhere to their standards of confidentiality regarding client notes.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKATA Advanced Diploma in TA Practice.
- Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis.
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- UKATA Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Certified CBT Practitioner.
- Certified Child Counsellor.
- Working towards my MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm