Richard Kershaw, Reg. MBACP(Accred)
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe & confidential setting. Our work invites personal growth and healing by developing a therapeutic relationship based on mutuality.
Are any of these familiar to you?
- Your relationship is under strain or has ended in the same way as others before
- You seem always to be low in energy and no longer having fun
- You're experiencing stress at work
- You’ve been prescribed medication for anxiety or depression by your GP
- A close friend or relative has passed away leaving an enormous space
All of us have a tendency to grow and heal - both of these are completely natural! Most often we mature spontaneously and grow despite, or perhaps as a result of, the difficulties and challenges that life presents to us.
Yet sometimes this natural process of growth seems blocked. Perhaps a life-event such as illness or bereavement seems to offer an insurmountable barrier. Or, perhaps, there is a long standing pattern in our behaviour or relationships that seems to get in the way of everything, or keeps leading us back to square-one.
Individual counselling offers a way beyond our blockages to growth. Here’s a confidential space to talk and be fully heard. I will be your ally and walk beside you in this without judgement.
Our work together is ‘contracted’ which means that we agree on the direction and pace of our work. I won’t tell you ‘what to do’. Although I have specialist counselling skills, I’m not the ‘expert about you’. You are the expert about you.
The relationship we build in counselling is a safe place to explore what's happening for you and to go beyond our usual ways of being in the world.
As we grow beyond our old patterns, as we go beyond our current difficulties
- relationships come easy to us and, where there are difficulties, we're every bit enough to deal with this.
- we spend more time doing what we want and getting what we need.
- we're out in the World in an able and relaxed way, ready to meet it and be welcomed by it.
Follow a link to my York website to discover more, to answer frequently asked questions and for full contact and location details; www.counsellingyork.com .
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training at York St. John University College in Person-Centred Counselling where I gained my Certificate in Counselling (2006).
After this, my training focused on Transactional Analysis and I continued to train at Leeds Psychotherapy Institute before completing my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at The Ellesmere Centre in Hull (2012).
I am an Accredited and Registered Member of BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
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Individuals - I charge £45 per 60 minute session.
Couples - I charge £80 per 90 minute session.
I accept payment by cash, cheque or payment card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro).
I'm happy to answer any further questions you might have - just give me a call on 07875 185954.
Directions for 7 East Parade
My practice room is on the first floor above Newton’s Hairdressers. There are other health-related practices on the first floor including chiropody and therapeutic massage and you’ll see my name outside.
During the daytime just come in through the main door. In the evening, when the door is locked, use my doorbell. If this is your first visit to 7 East Parade I’ll aim to meet you at the door.
Once inside, a stairway on the right leads up to the first floor.
If you’re driving to 7 East Parade there is a City of York Pay-And-Display car park just a few metres along on the same side (sat nav YO31 7YB). Further out along East Parade (beyond the CO-OP) there is free parking on the street and on side streets.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I usually have daytime availability on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in York. I also have some Saturday morning availability. Please see my homepage for latest updates.
Types of client