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About me

Hi, my name is Richard. If you're reading this then you are thinking about reaching out for help. Congratulations, you've taken the first and biggest step towards a happier, healthier you.

I can help you find a way forward, give you the tools to deal with your problems and help you to be the person you want to be. I offer support with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, anger management, addiction, low self esteem, and relationship problems. You might just feel like you're not ok and want to talk to someone about it.

Whatever is troubling you, I can offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to help you overcome your obstacles and challenges. I believe life is too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled, and that everyone deserves to live free from shame, judgement and guilt.

Let me help you explore, understand and overcome your challenges so you can take back control of your life. Book your free consultation to find out how Face to Face, Walk & Talk or Online counselling can help you transform

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society and sit on a professional register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 5 Diploma in Life Coaching.

In addition to this I have over 12 years experience in the health and social care sector, working with the NHS, local authority Adult Services, Public Health, charities and private care providers on the management and delivery of a wide variety of care, support and mental health services.

I also regularly undertake continuing professional development and professional supervision to ensure my practice as a therapist is safe and ethical in accordance with the requirements of my professional registration.

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.


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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£40 per 50 minute session

£35 per 50 minute session - Students

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students


I currently offer availability between 09:30 and 20:00 hours Mon-Fri.


The Consulting Rooms
348 Poole Road
BH12 1AW

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 Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Richard Dolan MNCS Accred | Face to Face | Walk & Talk | Online Counselling

Richard Dolan MNCS Accred | Face to Face | Walk & Talk | Online Counselling