About me

Welcome,

The first step is the hardest and the thought of talking is scary, but this is something that takes time to gain confidence in and be comfortable with. I always offer a free initial session for you to start your journey to recovery with no obligation.

I will work with you to slowly explore emotional pain, helping you to express how you feel and find comfort from anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and intrusive thoughts. 

“Richard has always been easy to speak with, kind and compassionate and offered me really helpful and practical strategies” - TH

I believe that you are unique, and everyone needs a different approach to find what they need in therapy. I continue to develop my skills and approaches to help and offer a beneficial experience allowing anyone to grow and develop during and beyond every session, We can always learn from each other, building on our experience to find your nourishment from emotional pain.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. For the first time I feel I have found myself." – JW

I am a proactive therapist, offering different ways of looking at feelings and situation, this includes challenging you and working with you to develop a deeper understanding of who you are and the boundaries you need and the ones you do not.

"I am enjoying food, have good health and energy, food is not a focus, and I am no longer a slave to the eating disorder I once had, yes had. I feel free of the demons" - CH

I also specialise in working with men to find ways to express how they feel and understand their own emotions.

Thank you for taking the time to read about what I can offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
Level 5 Professional Diploma

Experience
I have worked with individuals and groups to overcome and become more accepting of abuse, addiction, eating disordered, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts ect.

I have struggles with my own mental heath and have no illusions how difficult it can be to open up, but this has led me on a path to understand as many aspects as I can to improve how we feel and maintain our wellbeing.

I have worked several organisations and have an depth of knowledge to draw upon to help you. Here are some examples of the work I have done.

The Well Communities
Working with people that have become addicted to drugs or alcohol to manage past trauma. Helping them find acceptance and freedom from themselves.
Victim Support
Group development and facilitation – Working on turning the spotlight, focused on helping individuals and couples understand their behaviours, emotions and communication styles, building stronger relationships and awareness of how their actions can impact on their families.
Mind
Group development, facilitation and one to one support for individuals living with schizophrenia, helping them to express how it impacts on their lives and working with them to find ways of managing there emotional and voices.
Samaritans
Listener, listing to people needing support during hard times in their lives including being actively suicidal and lead trainer, training new volunteers to become Samaritans

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

FREE Initial session 

Sessions last 50 minutes for £50

Avalible:

  • Online via Zoom or Skype
  • Face to Face Session
  • Phone Session
  • Walking Therapy (one-to-one)

Please feel free to book online

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Face to Face - Tuesday and Thursday - 9am - 4pm
Online and Phone / Walking - Monday to Friday - 8:30am - 4pm

Nelson Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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