Richard Farrant Dip. Couns. MBACP. MNCS Prof Accred
075 5402 4776
For many people, just getting this far in pursuing counselling is hard. If that's you, then well done.
There is still a strongly held belief that we should "suffer in silence" … that it’s not OK to talk about emotions, about problems in relationships, or about those moments when we just feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, that idea is slowly being eroded, but it’s still there, particularly (though not exclusively) with men. I have sat with many clients who end up in counselling as a last resort, not really believing it can help them. I have sat with clients who have dared me to show them what difference talking can make, “ when life feels out of control and you end up in the same place over and over again”. But there are thousands of men and women out there who know talking can make all the difference; it has helped them to live life free and unburdened, and for some, it has helped them to go on living at all.
Counselling isn’t easy, it takes commitment and courage, but if you’ve been wondering whether there’s any point in talking, then contact me. The initial appointment is free, and we can explore whether counselling is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Diploma in Integrative Therapy.
Certificate in CBT
I have attended a number of training courses including:
- Understanding Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
- Bereavement & Loss,
- Creative Play & Art Therapy,
- Understanding Self Injury and Self- Harm.
- Working with Anger & Rage
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£40 per session, concessions available.
Men's group therapy also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer session throughout the day and also evening sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|