Robert Richardson MBACP (Reg), MBPS, PGCE

Robert Richardson MBACP (Reg), MBPS, PGCE

60 Churchill Square Suite 10
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

I am unable to take further enquiries until 06-Jan-2020

07496936050

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About me

My belief is that every individual has the potential to change, if they so desire it.

I am an integrative counsellor, having trained in person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches.

I work one-to-one and in group facilitation. My client base is non-restricted, and I promise that in our work you will be taken on your own merit, not by label, diagnoses or personal preferences.

I firmly believe, that there are very few areas that cannot be helped through therapeutic counselling. But should we encounter that situation, a positive, collaborative referral will be made with your best interest at the heart of the process.

The work I do with my clients focuses on anxiety, low mood and depression, stress, anger management, and changing unwanted feelings and behaviours. I have a solid background of working in addictive behaviours, LGBTQ+ communities and in educational and employment settings.

A significant part of my background comes from working in employment and educational settings - I was a teacher before retraining as a counsellor. I then counselled staff and students in their schools, and continue to do so with the NHS and in private work.

I have extensive experience working with clients experiencing weight loss and weight management problems. I work with clients whose symptoms manifest into over-eating, and self-soothing with food - although underlying issues typically reveal themselves to be anxiety, depression, past trauma, low self-esteem and stress.

I also work with clients experiencing substance abuse issues, including gambling, and extend my practice to chaperoning for AA/CA/CMA/GA meetings - fees which can be discussed.

I am a tutor for the CPCAB; delivering the Introductory courses, Understanding Substance Misuse and Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling.

I offer a brief telephone consultation to assess your therapy needs and how you wish to proceed. This is then followed by an initial assessment and contracting session and a no obligation continuation of sessions for however long you wish.

I look forward to working with you and bringing you back to yourself.

Be Well.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Degree in Psychology
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Registered
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Fully Insured with Holistic Insurance
  • 7 Years previous experience as a teacher in secondary schools across Kent
  • 2 Years working in NHS aligned Bariatric Counselling
  • 2 Years experience as a CPCAB tutor (which is ongoing)
  • School Counsellor
  • NHS Counsellor

Experience in counselling 11-18 year olds in a variety of presenting issues (especially those associated with educational settings)

Experience in counselling adults in a bariatric consultancy setting around weight management and body image, although these issues stemmed from anxiety, self-esteem, past trauma and in some cases self-medication or an addiction to food itself.

Experience in a variety of presenting issues including addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, loss, body and self-confidence, young peoples' issues, LGBT+ community, men's health.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • LGBT+ Community
  • Sexual and Gender Identity.

Fees

£45 per session (50 minutes).

Free telephone consultation to briefly assess your therapy needs.

Initial assessment and working contract in person; after our introductions, your initial session can then be continued to completion if you are happy working together. If you do not feel I am the therapist for you, we can end the session at your convenience - although a full session fee would be payable.

Fees can be paid in cash or direct bank transfer, receipts will be given at every session.

Cancellation fees - cancellations may be made free of charge up to 48 hours prior to the session, after which, full session fees will be applicable.

Further information

Work is open-ended for as long or as little as you require.

Notification of desired ending of counselling is usually required at least 2 weeks in advance so that appropriate closure of the counselling work can be made.

Repeated non-attendance of sessions - 2 in a row (without sufficient notice or reason) - may result in being removed from the counselling list due to the demand for service.

Maps & Directions

West Malling, ME19 4YU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Counselling room is on the ground floor, which has ramp access, and disabled toilet facilities if required.

Availability

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5pm-8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme