Richard Jefferson M.Sc., Reg. B.A.C.P
I've been working for over 15 years with many different types of problems, such as depression, anxiety, abuse, and trauma. In that time I've learned to always respect the problem, or issue, as unique to each person. The most important component therefore is understanding. Only then can solutions and ways out be found. If you'd like to know more, please click the website link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm an Integrative Humanistic psychotherapist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. I'm also trained in E.M.D.R. therapy, and arts therapy. I specialize in working with:
- anxiety related issues
- relationship problems including separation, affairs, and divorce
- family issues
- sex and sexual identity questions
- Culture related problems
Most of my career has been spent in private practice working with individuals struggling with the issues mentioned. I find that in the time I've been working I've learned that people are not only amazingly resilient, but also that people often grow from life crisis', and that depressions and difficulties with anxiety are also in time sources of strength. I don't think that you just need to be positive and everything else is sorted. I think life is complex, and often what we think is a weakness, or a bad event, in time we see differently. I'm happy to talk if you feel you need.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Expatriate therapy
- Immigration Issues
- Third Culture Kid
- Third Culture Experiences
- Culture Shock
- Counter culture shock
- Working abroad
Sessions last about 1 hour 20 minutes, and my fee is £90.