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About me

Hi, my name is Richard, and through Face to Face, Online or Walk & Talk counselling, I can help you find a way to live the life you want.

I offer support with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, anger management, addiction, low self esteem, and relationship problems. You might feel like you're not OK and want to talk about it. Maybe you just want someone to actually listen to YOU for a change?

I combine a Humanistic approach with CBT in a relatable, easy to understand way, that focuses on helping you to find your voice rather than listening to mine.

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. Let me give you the tools to deal with your problems, and help you explore, understand and overcome your challenges.

Get in touch today, and let's talk about how I can help you transform your life.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

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

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Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session

£40 per 50 minute session - Students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Wessex Health Network
17 Stour Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1PL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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

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