Richard Mills

Richard Mills

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Oakwood House
637 Roundhay Road
West Yorkshire

07984 002495

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About me

I have been offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals for 20 years.

Top priority for me is whether you feel you can talk to me. I meet all sorts of people and I try to help everyone I see feel accepted enough to allow us together to explore whatever needs addressing.

Please feel free to call me first, or just send an email or text.

Training, qualifications & experience

Occasional My first degree is a BA in European Studies, for which I studied French, German, Politics and Economics at Loughborough University (1974 – 1978).

After university I did a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke.

I decided to take a completely different turn in my late 20’s and went to music school in Leeds: I attended Leeds College of Music (1986 – 1989) and took the 3-year degree course in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I had to deal with a life-changing shock during this period, which I won’t go into here. I eventually followed up this course with a one-year jazz course in Wakefield in 2000, and gained a diploma in jazz improvisation. The qualification is called Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Dance. I still play jazz in my leisure time, when I am not doing counselling and psychotherapy.

When I got interested in counselling and therapy in my mid-30’s, I first did a 10-week introductory course(1992), followed by an RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, at the Swarthmore Centre in Leeds (1992 – 1993).

I then trained at Park Lane College for 3 years and gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1993 – 1996).

After that I did another year at Leeds Metropolitan University which converted my diploma into a BSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling (1997 – 1998).

I attained BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accreditation in 1998.

In 1999 I gained a certificate in therapeutic groupwork from Group Analysis North, which was a one-year course (1998 – 1999).

In 2011 I successfully applied for status as Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP.

2014: Certificate in Couples Counselling with Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate number: 6161

Continuing Professional Development

Each year I do various activities that contribute to my continuing professional development. These include one-day seminars or lectures on a whole range of topics to do with therapy and life. I don’t want clutter this page with a long list of what I have done over the last 20 years, but I will mention a couple of highlights:

Two 12-week psychodrama groups in Bradford, with Aggi Jakubska
A one-day psychodrama course with David Brazier
Various seminars at the Harry Guntrip Trust in Leeds, with Ronald Britton, Patrick Casement, Adam Phillips, and many others.

The work I do in co-counselling – both the time I focus on myself and when I teach co-counselling to others – is very important for my ongoing personal development.

Occasional shamanic work, for another angle.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with

        You don't know what you need to address, but you know you want to talk to someone.

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        • Location
        • My office


        Fees and times
        Sessions for individuals

        Regular weekly sessions last 50 minutes, and my fee for this is £60 per session in the daytime (until 6.00pm).
        If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £70.

        The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £90 (£100 if starting after 6.00pm).

        Sessions for couples

        Initial session:

        The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £90.
        If your initial appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £100

        Subsequent sessions for couples:

        These last 50 minutes, and my fee for this is £65 per session in the daytime (until 6.00pm).
        If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £75.

        Maps & Directions

        Leeds, LS8 4BA

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No

        First floor office, up two flights of stairs (2x14 steps).


        Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 9.00pm

        Types of client

        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme