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Richard Geddis MSc BPC MBACP (Accred) RN

Cambridge CB2 & Potton SG19
07923 494093 Registered / Accredited
Cambridge CB2 & Potton SG19

About me

My practice provides a secure, private and therapeutic space where difficulties can be examined, understood and worked through. New perspectives and ways of thinking are discovered which usually bring with them lasting change. Psychodynamic thinking understands links between the past and the present, and how our experiences today are influenced by our experiences in the past.

It is often the case that the difficulties that lead an individual to seek counselling / psychotherapy are driven by issues that they are not consciously aware of. By increasing our awareness of what might be happening for us, and what might actually be creating our problems, we can begin to identify new ways of relating and new ways of living in the world.

People seeking psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy usually have a natural curiosity about what is happening for them, and a desire to understand and make sense of their symptoms, difficulties, experiences and behaviours. It is also the case that individuals seeking therapy are usually aware of a psychological or emotional element to their problems and this in itself is often an important factor in their motivation to change.

I have rooms in Cambridge and Potton, but am also able to work online using a secure video conferencing platform. Telephone sessions are also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed an MSc training in psychodynamic counselling & psychotherapy, and I work with individuals and couples to provide one-off exploratory consultations, short / long-term or open-ended therapy. I am also a supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and other healthcare, social work and emergency service professionals.

My clinical training was within the National Health Service where I have worked for many years as a counsellor & psychotherapist. NHS practice provides a broad, wide-ranging experience at the front line of emotional, mental and physical health which I draw on in private practice, and also provides my private clients with the knowledge that my practice is up to date, professional, ethical, and efficient. I have worked within the NHS and wider private healthcare setting in various roles since 1994 when I initially trained as a Registered Nurse.

Alongside my NHS roles, I also work in the HE sector at the University of Cambridge offering counselling, psychotherapy, group work, training and clinical supervision.

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and am also a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My clinical work is supervised by experienced senior psychotherapists meeting BPC and BACP requirements.

Alongside my NHS, university, and private practice, I also have experience of working as a counsellor and supervisor at charities such as Cogwheel, London Friend, London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard and The Samaritans.

My organisational experience is within the private, public & third sector and I have worked for many years in consultancy, recruitment & selection, management, leadership & coaching roles within corporate organisations. I provide coaching, mentoring, reflective practice & supervision opportunities to individuals looking to develop within their workplace & careers.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

Anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Relationship issues
Depression
Family issues
Affairs and betrayals
Chronic / life-threatening illness
Coming out
LGBTQ+
Identity
Gender
Parenting
Young adults
UniversityEmotional experience of learning and teaching
Coaching

Boarding school

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Exploratory Consultations

This one-off consultation lasts for an hour and provides a space where we can think together about your difficulties, explore what might be happening, and also consider next steps. It is sometimes the case that this experience is in itself enough for you at this time and that is OK. We may decide together to embark on a period of therapy and can explore what this might look like.

It could be that you are thinking about counselling or psychotherapy for the first time, wish to consider a different therapist / therapy to the one you have experienced before, or that you need a space to explore other options you have available to you. These consultations provide a secure, confidential and effective space to really consider what is happening, are usually relieving in themselves, and are an opportunity for a more objective perspective on your current problems and what might be helpful in the future.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I work with individuals & couples either once or twice weekly for short or longer term / open-ended therapy. Each session lasts for fifty minutes. We agree together key aspects of the therapy such as timings, frequency and fees before the work commences and usually during an initial session.

Fees for individual counselling and psychotherapy are negotiable and will be agreed before commencing the work.

I am able to take cash, card & bank transfer payments.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me with any specific questions or queries about my work.

I am able to offer appointments using a secure online video conferencing platform or by telephone.

Cambridge
CB2

Potton
Bedfordshire
SG19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Please email me to discuss a time to meet online or by telephone. I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I provide one to one and group based supervision to counselling & psychotherapy professionals and whilst trained psychodynamically I am able to work with different orientations from a relational perspective.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Richard Geddis    MSc BPC MBACP (Accred) RN

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