Rischenda Poulson Dip (Couns), Fdsc Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP

Rischenda Poulson Dip (Couns), Fdsc Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP


07971 925912

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About me

I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist with many years experience of working with adults and children over 16 on a one to one basis. I work from a consultation room in Farnham and have day and evening availability for appointments. An initial consultation is free of charge to see whether you would like to work together.

Counselling/psychotherapy may be sought for many reasons - sometimes life may feel overwhelming due to a specific trauma, or an on-going sense of inner tension/unease that is hard to explain or understand. I offer a genuine, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic space to enable you to explore these feelings and whatever is troubling you, at your own pace.

Alongside my private practice I work as a group/individual psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital in Woking and also lecture in counselling at a local college. Through using an integrative psychotherapeutic approach (incorporating person centred, psychodynamic, gestalt and transpersonal paradigms), this allows me to tailor therapy to the individual and unique needs of each client.

I work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, abuse, relationship breakdown, separation/divorce, family issues, low self esteem, stress, phobias, loss and bereavement. I have worked as a counsellor within the NHS and also have many years experience working as a psychotherapist within palliative care - providing psychological support to patients and carers through treatment, terminal illness and bereavement. I have delivered a series of training workshops within the NHS (NE Hants and Farnham) covering the impact of long term health conditions upon psychological wellbeing.

I encourage sessions to be scheduled weekly, however this is dependent upon your specific requirements - the number and frequency of sessions will be reviewed regularly. Counselling may be short or long term, and can be face-to-face, via Skype or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling (Distinction)
Fdsc Degree in Counselling (Distinction)
BA (Hons) in Counselling (First Class)
Fully registered MBACP
CRB Checked (Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate)
Sessional lecturer in Counselling
Safeguarding certificate

Risk assessment training

Continuing professional development courses in:

  • Couples Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Shame
  • Substance misuse

Information Governance certificate

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees are:

Initial consultation is free.

Individual (one-one session) £50 per 50 minutes.

Couples £80 per 50 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Farnham, GU10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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