Richard Wyatt Dip(HE) Accredited member of BACP
My name is Richard Wyatt and I am a qualified, Person-Centred Counsellor and supervisor. I completed my Diploma in Counselling in 2008 at the University of Cumbria. I currently work in private practice based at The Storey Institute in Lancaster, and I work as counsellor in two secondary schools in Lancaster and Manchester. I also have a number of years experience working in community drug and alcohol treatment centres across the northwest.
The way I like to work is to build a safe and trusting relationship with the client, based on acceptance, understanding and openness. This environment can enable the client to talk about and explore their personal issues; perhaps to a depth that they have been unable to achieve before. This process can help the person to make sense of their difficulties and make changes to their life that can lead to improvement.
My styles is of a non-directive nature, which means that the client decides what to talk about and the frequency and duration of therapy. My belief is that it is the quality of the relationship which determines the outcome of our work together.
I work with issues such as a anxiety, panic attacks, stress, relationship and family issues, bereavement, loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, trauma, depression, addiction, and anger management.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited 2016
Advanced Professional Training in Supervision of individual counsellors, University of Strathclyde, 2015
Diploma (HE) in Counselling 2008
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 2006
Working with anger in children and adolescents March 2016
Introduction to Internal Family systems November 2015
Introduction to Person-centred Expressive Arts Therapy Training Workshop June 2013
Hakomi Level 1Foundation Training Making Contact Workshop November 2012
Attachment and the Child Within. March 2012
Trauma and the Effects of Secondary. November 2011
Working with Children & Young People.Strathclyde University December 2009
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Fee is £45 per hour long session. Concessions are also available at my discretion. I charge a student rate for trainee counsellors of £35 per hour.
"I started seeing Richard as a client in 2016 at a time when I was experiencing a number of quite complicated issues, including long term codependency, the after effects of narcissistic abuse in a previous relationship and complex trauma beginning in childhood.
From previous mixed experience, I will admit to not having had a huge amount of confidence in the therapy journey, but from the first time I sat down with Richard I felt safe, respected and able to discuss pretty much anything without judgement or misunderstanding.
Richard is an exceptionally gifted therapist who is emotionally intelligent, insightful and capable of deeply understanding and empathising with a vast range of human experience, and I felt truly listened to and supported throughout the process of counselling.
As well the work that took place during our sessions, my personal experience was that much of the real work continued after the session. Working with Richard made it possible for me to start looking at my life and myself with much more self awareness, and things that had never previously made much sense about my own behaviours and emotional responses to triggering situations started to fall into place.
What I ultimately took away from working with Richard was a much higher level of self compassion and self understanding, which helped me to make some big changes to years of toxic patterns in my life.
Obviously, this kind of work is a lifelong process though, and I would not hesitate to return to Richard for the next part of the journey. Equally, I would unreservedly recommend Richard and his gentle but focused style of working to anyone with more or less any type of issue they want to work through. In my experience, complex trauma is not always widely understood or dealt with with empathy by professionals, however, Richard held an extremely safe space for me throughout the therapy process in which I felt valued as a client and was always spoken to as an equal taking part in a journey of self development, which supported me in changing my life for the better. For this I will always be very thankful."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Friday 9.15am to 2.45pm, and 6.45 to 9pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced Person-centred Counsellor and in 2015 I attained my advanced professional training in Individual Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapist, from the University of Strathclyde.