Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
Hello and welcome, and thank you for visiting me on Counselling Directory.
My name is Richard Caldwell and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)*
The world we live in can sometimes feel overwhelming and life can seem hectic with very little time to reflect on what is going on for you. Seeking counselling can also be a daunting and unfamiliar experience. With my knowledge and experience, I offer a friendly, simple and down to earth approach in a safe and confidential environment, therefore providing the platform and comfort to explore yourself and achieve your goals.
Why do we seek therapy?
- Anxiety levels high and frequent
- Experiences of low moods and depressed
- Feelings of low self-esteem and lacking confidence
- Difficulties experienced at work
- Overwhelmed by an historical trauma
- Constant negative thoughts
If you are feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis and unsure of which way to turn, please feel free to contact me on the relevant links above. All discussions will be in confidence.
You may want to know a little about me. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I practice from locations in the Liverpool Street and Shoreditch area of the City of London, Baker Street in Central London, and Ruislip in Middlesex. I am also a partner of City and West Therapy Ltd.
I come from an earlier career in the travel industry which has given me a significant insight in to different cultures and religion, and has allowed me to gain a broad experience of life and it's demands. This I feel is important in order to engage with this fast, and sometimes chaotic, modern world we live in.
Counselling / Psychotherapy...
As a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, together we will explore your past experiences and how they affect your relationship to, and experience of the present. Many of our thoughts are deep rooted in to our minds which have yet to be processed. It's about making the unconscious conscious, with the goal of breaking down the bonds of the past in order to live more fully in the present. By working this way allows you to discover the source of the problem that you are encountering.
This exploration can be a journey of self discovery, but a journey that doesn't need to be taken alone, and I will offer empathy whilst being non-judgemental in a warm friendly manner.
I also work using the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach. This method will support the Pyschodynamic work stated above, and in a collaborative way, we would explore your behaviour, emotions and feelings and how they are interpreted by your own thoughts. We will be able to become aware of any dysfunctional or negative thoughts, and unlearn these ways of thinking to more rational and positive cognitive methods.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with...
- Anxiety / General Anxiety Disorder / Phobias
- Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder
- Low self-confidence / self-esteem
- Depression / Feeling Sad / Low Mood
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Anger Management
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Counselling & Psychotherapy sessions would be at locations in Ruislip, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch areas in the City of London, and Baker Street in Central London.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency (Registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate
Further Specialist Training...
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
- Safeguarding Adults Level 3
- Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2
- Safeguarding Children Level 3
- Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2
- HM Government Prevent Duty (safeguarding vulnerable people from being radicalised)
- MIND workshop entitled "Narcissism & Echoism"
- Volunteer Counsellor at Harrow College (Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald, Kenton)
- Volunteer Counsellor at Hillingdon MIND (Uxbridge) Counselling Services
The BACP is the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Being a registered member of the BACP is important as it shows that I have achieved a significance level of training and experience. This also means, and important to yourself, that I am bound by their code of ethics which ensures that I work in a professional manner.
I also continue professional development within the psychotherapeutic work, by attending workshops, conferences and seminars. In addition to this, I attend twice monthly clinical supervision.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Having counselling for the first time can be a daunting experience. Unfamiliar surroundings can create apprehension for all of us and taking that first step can sometimes be our biggest step. The initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. It also allows you to become familiar with these new surroundings, that you feel comfortable and the best way we can work together to achieve your goals.
Individuals = £50.00
Discounts / concessions available for daytime sessions (before 4:00pm)
Block bookings of 6 sessions can also be arranged at a reduced rate of £45.00 per session.
Initial consultation = £40.00
Weekend Rates (Ruislip) - Initial consultation = £45.00 / Subsequent sessions = £55.00
City of London Practice (Shoreditch and Liverpool Street, E1)
Individuals = £70.00
Block bookings of 6 sessions can also be arranged at a reduced rate of £65.00 per session.
Initial consultation = £55.00
Central London Practice (Baker Street, W1)
Individuals = £80.00
Block bookings of 6 sessions can also be arranged at a reduced rate of £75.00 per session.
Initial consultation = £65.00
If you are unable to attend the session then at least 24 hours notice is required. If cancellation is within 24 hours then the fee for the session will need to be applied.
Subject to availability, I will offer an alternative time in the same week.
Please feel free to contact me via email or phone with any queries that you might have and I will respond to you promptly either by email or a brief phone call.
Please state location preference in your enquiry.
Locations are within walking distance from Ruislip, Liverpool Street, Baker Street stations.
Ruislip station is served by the Metropolitan Line and Piccadilly Line.
Liverpool Street station is served by the Metropolitan Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Central Line.
Baker Street station is served by the Metropolitan Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line and Bakerloo Line.