Richard Terrardo-Reardon MBACP, PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling. BTh (Hons).
As a Therapist I will be right it the middle of the struggle with you. We'll look at how your past and your understanding of it shapes your present day reality and experience, from this we'll see how you think about that history and how your behaviours are born, with an understanding that you do not need to keep on repeating the past expecting a different outcome.
As we sit together, you'll be in the driving seat as you take us along the various highways and byways that have brought us together. I have come to see over the years that change is born of trust, trust in yourself and your ability to reshape the horizon of your life, and this can take place through our connection, our working relationship. It would seem to me, the relationship is both the agent and means of change. If trauma took place through a relationship, then healing needs to take place within a healthy relationship. Safety isn’t the absence of threat, it’s the presence of connection, and I work hard at connecting and remaining connected.
I've seen from my own life and my own experience of counselling that change is a process, and it's neither simple or straightforward, but I have seen how this compassionate space transforms life. Together we can ask those questions that cause us to wonder if I am allowing my life to speak. I'll be right with you as you claim your right to live abundantly.
I work on a weekly basis if possible, as that has been proven to be most effective. You can call me if you would like to talk about your initial interest and what it is that's bringing you to therapy, we can then arrange a time for our first session. Please drop me an email if you would like to ask me anything.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I’ve have been a qualified Integrative Therapist since January 2014 completing both a post-graduate certificate in counselling skills and post-graduate diploma in therapeutic counselling (Level 7). Having trained at the Caerleon Campus within the University of South Wales I started accompanying clients in September 2012. This was initially with a charity in Newport, Gwent, called Sesame Counselling, I worked with Sesame until January 2016. During this time I also volunteered with The CCSW, The Church’s Counselling Service in South Wales, whilst also having my own private practice.
Over these eight years I have accompanied people over both a short and long period of time, depending upon their need. Over this time I have worked with Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Physical Violence, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, OCD, Attachment Issues, Suicidal Ideation, as well as people who are looking to reshape their lives, desiring more than they are offering themselves, fed up of a limiting self-imposed life. Meaning making has also been a central part of my work where we reconsider old truths and and well worn stories we tell ourselves about our lives as we search for a freer identity, a more generous, compassionate story about the journey of our lives and the slings and arrows we all meet in this life.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thoughts around suicide
Therapy sessions are charged at £50, lasting around 50 minutes. There are concessions for Trainee Counsellors at £35 for 50 minutes
Concessions offered for
I can meet with you face-to-face on a Monday morning between 9:15-1:30pm and throughout the week except Thursdays over Zoom or telephone counselling from 9:30-5:30.
I work from Monmouth where I offer sessions to adults on a face-to-face basis at a well light, comfortable practice, with waiting room and toilet to help with that all important comfort break. Car parking is directly outside. The number of sessions will be in your hands, so you are not committed to a set period of time. Due to current Covid restrictions I am using Zoom/Skype as well as the telephone until guidance states otherwise.