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Richard Dennison. BSc Psychology (hons). Diploma Gestalt Therapy. MBACP.

Exeter EX4 & Bath BA1
01395 487397 01395 487397 07753 827745 07753 827745

About me

As a therapist (Gestalt) I work with contact and how we relate to each other, the environment and ourselves. How each individual contacts or connects with each other is vitally imporant to our lives and the lives of others, this could be surrounded with anxiety, depression or even panic. All this vitally important in this time of covid-19. Through looking at the relationship as a whole the methods and depth in which we engage and those that we adopt as habits that may well get in the way of authentic contacting. Looking further at how this can be influenced by our histories and what we are surrounded by in the moment, and this ofcourse includes covid-19.

It is these relationships that are essential for our lives and the nurishment we are able to get from them enables us to feel connected, contented and not so alone. It is through learning who we are and about the habits that have lead us to this place, this is achieved via tenderness, encouragement acceptence and challange that enables this learning and subsequent change to occurr.

I have worked as a Gestalt therapist since qualifying 1999 working in private practice, primary health care, two mental health charities and at University of West of England. I now work in private practice in Exeter and Bath. I work with male and female clients individually, couples and groups. I work with issues from anxiety, relationship difficulties and personality disorders. Gestalt is a holistic therapy that looks closely at contact between people, the self and environment and the process that is involved in the contact and what interrupts the contact. Please get in touch to make an initial appointment.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma Gestalt Therapy
  • Certificate Group Facilitation.
  • Developing Effective Group Facilitation
  • Introduction Group Analysis
  • Conflict, Challenge and Confrontation in Groups
  • Understanding Group Dynamics.
  • Facilitating groups and leading teams.
  • Certificate in relationship issues and couples counselling.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Having worked in private practice, primary health care, mental health charities and at University of West of England I have had many years experience of working with a wide range of individuals presenting with a wide range of issues.

I work according to the needs of the individual and support that which is required. This may mean weekly appointments or less frequent appointments. Exploration and awareness can be very gentle and slow or more challenging.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Individual therapy £45 50 minute session. Couples £55 50 minutes session
Groups ..£15 per evening group. See website.

Further information

I offer individual therapy, couples therapy and group work in Bath and Exeter. During my professional life I have work with a wide range of clients including personality disorders (Borderline Narcissistic, dependent and schizoid. I have writen articles about BPD. See my website for details of groups in Bath and Exeter.

The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Access via stairs. Willing to zoom or home visit for elderly or disabilities.


Available Weekdays, evening appointments also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Richard Dennison. BSc Psychology (hons). Diploma Gestalt Therapy. MBACP.

Richard Dennison. BSc Psychology (hons). Diploma Gestalt Therapy. MBACP.

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