Richard Cooling

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Counsellor MBACP, Adv Dip
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York YO30 & Wetherby LS22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a counsellor and integrative therapist based in York and Wetherby. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis and here to help with whatever difficulties you may be going through.

I do this by offering a private space to talk through your thoughts and feelings. 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. 

About me:

As an integrative therapist, I draw upon a range of knowledge in psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories to help with the unique difficulties you may be experiencing. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have a background as a mental health nurse, supporting people in the NHS and private healthcare.

The sessions:

I offer face-to-face or online sessions that last 50 minutes and take place on a regular basis either weekly or fortnightly. I work from two comfortable rooms in my private practice on Wetherby High Street and at Clifton Moor in York.

Find out more:

Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with, is the key to good therapy! If you think my profile and website matches what you’re looking for, I would welcome the opportunity for us to speak and see if what I offer could help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional training in counselling and therapy

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
    (2019) CPPD Counselling School, London

Other related qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    (2012) Kings College London
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree 
    (2008) University of Leeds

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

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£45.00 - £50.00

Additional information

Standard Fee:
£50 per 50 minute session.

Discounted Monthly Fee:
£45 per 50 minute session, if all weekly sessions per month are booked in advance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

York Office:
I work from my York office on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (mornings) and Thursday.

Wetherby Office:
I work from my Wetherby office on a Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Being in Therapy (Office 14), York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4AG

Wetherby Therapy Rooms, 23A High Street, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6LR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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The room is located on the first floor and accessed via stairs. Please contact me if you have any accessibility requirements in order to attend the sessions.