Rick Hall

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Leicester, LE1 6XF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Our relationship is key. I aim to get to know you over time, but for now, here's a bit about me so you can decide whether to make contact. My practice is for anyone who finds it easier to talk with a bloke.

It also describes my style: straight-talking and free from buzzwords. Together, we can explore / understand what’s happened to you and the impact this might have had (rather than be told what’s 'wrong' with you). I've worked in The City (with lots of time in former Soviet Union) and was once described as a corporate, rugby-playing, beer-swilling pig. There's clearly a gentler side to me though.

A career break led to 10 years living in a mud hut in Botswana. I set up a project for a community hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Long-term illness, bereavement, trauma etc was commonplace and experiencing this on a daily basis has grounded me well. I've also worked with male survivors of abuse, individuals coping with cancer etc but choose not to specialise.

Training, qualifications & experience

When I returned to the UK, I started to receive calls from people (mainly men) in my network who wanted to chat to me 'in confidence'. I wanted to make sure that I was saying the right things which led me to an MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy (4 year course).

Being aware that there is something on your mind / causing distress and then acknowledging it is often the first hurdle. And the biggest hurdle. Thinking about making contact is more intense than the reality of making contact. It is a massive step that will be respected and treated with the dignity it deserves. Shall we chat..?

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

Some of my clients work shifts and require flexibility so my schedule changes regularly. Keeping this updated is unrealistic. Please make contact to arrange a suitable time. Rick

Holt House, 5 Upper King Street, Leicester, LE1 6XF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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