Richard Knowles

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Milton Keynes MK19 & Northampton NN1
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About me

I live in Castlethorpe, near Milton Keynes with my wife and family. I graduated from University with a BA Hons degree in Sociology. I then went on to train as a teacher and taught at a variety of different schools for 30 years, before retraining as a Hypnotherapist and Counsellor. Having experienced my own mental health challenges I found a way through these, using hypnotherapy and counselling. The impact of the treatment I received was transformational and inspired me to help other people achieve their goals and peace of mind. I also work with 'Little Miracles', a charity which supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.

I am committed to helping and understanding each individual client and genuinely care about each person I work with, to ensure that they receive the best possible outcome and treatment available. I do this by providing a professional service and making sure that I am constantly up to date with the latest research into hypnosis and counselling. I look forward to meeting you!

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to treat a wide variety of conditions and phobias, having been awarded the Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS), and the Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice (PROF. DIP PSY C.)

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Therapies offered


£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Birch Barn Therapies, Business Centre, Lodge Farm Lane, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK19 7ES

2A Allen Road, Abington, Northampton, Northants, NN1 4ER

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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