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About me

I am a professional counsellor, based in York and Wetherby, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through.

I do this by offering a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.

My background:

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a comprehensive training in counselling with a broad range of knowledge in different therapies. I also have a background as a mental health nurse, supporting people in hospitals and the community.

The sessions:

I offer face-to-face counselling sessions that last 50 minutes and take place on a regular basis at the same time each week. I work from two comfortable therapy rooms in either York or Wetherby.

Find out more:

I believe finding a counsellor that you are comfortable working with is the key to good therapy! If you think my profile or website matches what you’re looking for, I would encourage you to get in touch and I can explain more about what I can offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
    Adv Dip (2019) CPPD Counselling School, London
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    PG Dip (2012) Kings College London
  • Psychology Degree
    BSc (Hons), (2008) University of Leeds

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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£40.00 per session

Additional information

Face-to-face sessions (50-minutes): £40


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I currently have space for new clients on a Thursday afternoon in York.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
LS22 6LR

The York Clinic
296 Tadcaster Road
YO24 1ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client



Richard Cooling

Richard Cooling