MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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Current COVID situation,
I am happy to work with clients online for those who wish to do so. I am also seeing clients face to face too, this is subject to the usual 2 metre distancing, sanitising etc. If you are displaying any symptoms or someone close to you is, then face to face cannot take place until there is an all clear. I am happy to discuss this further when you contact with me
Hi, I am Richard and I am an experienced qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,(BACP) as a member of this body I work to their ethical framework for good practice, and this means I will work safely and ethically with you my client, and I always put your best interests at the forefront of our work together.
Entering into therapy/counselling can be a daunting feeling for many people, therefore it is important to me that you the client feel that you have a safe place in which to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and that our working relationship is based upon trust, confidentiality and a non judgmental alliance.
I believe that I can, and do provide all of these qualities to my clients as well as warmth, understanding and empathy. It is also important to me that the work together is at a pace that is comfortable for you.
The feedback I receive a lot from clients, and colleagues alike is that I am Calm, approachable and a safe pair of hands.
I work one to one with Adults, from rooms in Barnstaple & Bideford North Devon, and try to offer flexibility in appointment days and times.
I can also offer online sessions with clients via skype, Zoom, Teams etc.
I have experience in working with many many different issues including:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Infidelity Affairs Betrayal.
Rape & Sexual assault.
I also have many years experience in dealing with the affects of Trauma, PTSD, Stress , Anxiety & Depression with service personnel in an Emergency services Environment.
I am currently the National Counselling Lead for Sodexo Healthcare UK, as well as a community outreach counsellor, and the Pandemic Well-being Response Counsellor with front line staff at NDDH.
I was also a Counsellor working with Clients of Survivors Alliance North Devon. (SAND) in 2020/1
Please see my experience etc below, and visit my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Professional Qualifications are as follows.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. CPCAB
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB (BACP accredited Course)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB.
I have many years experience in dealing with many life events, including Loss, Trauma and Mental well being.
As well as my current roles as described above, I have been a volunteer with a high profile bereavement charity since 2013.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
My fees are £30 for the initial session including an assessment of your needs, and providing you are happy to enter into a working relationship together, subsequent fees are £40 per hour.
When I work
Please email or call, or leave a message, to discuss making an appointment. I aim to respond as quickly as possible but within 24 hours, except at weekends.
I don't see clients at weekends.