Ryan Pollard MBACP
51D New Briggate
My practice is geared toward offering you a calm and attentive environment which allows the opportunity to explore your own thoughts and emotions. Giving you the space and time needed to fully contemplate aspects of your life that you may be finding difficult to manage or are struggling to overcome. The therapeutic process is designed to enable you to take ownership of the way you perceive the world, emotionally and intellectually, in order to discover and create new ways to approach situations with confidence and a greater sense of control.
My therapeutic approach is mainly Relational, in that I believe the therapeutic process to be a joint, collaborative effort, between you the client and myself. This 'togetherness' is key in helping to increase emotional well-being. The techniques learnt will help you to strengthen and maintain your core belief system, which you will then have the knowledge and self-confidence to apply to aspects of your life, if that be within relationships with others or the relationship you have with yourself.
I also call on the Person-Centred approach which puts you at the heart of the process. Anything you wish to discuss, will be given my utmost respect and consideration, with the intent to facilitate healthy change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor who has spent many years working with people from diverse backgrounds. I have enjoyed working for Bradford Counselling Services as a therapeutic Counsellor. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Counselling & Therapeutic Studies, and went on to complete my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the intent to increase my knowledge and understanding of what makes an effective, attentive Counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer an initial £10 consultation, (no charge for Online Skype) lasting 30 minutes. Here we can discuss your therapeutic needs and expectations, with no obligation. This session will also give you the opportunity to decide whether you wish to take me on as your Counsellor.
If you do decide that we could work together, my fee will be £45 for 50 minute face to face sessions and £35 Online Skype sessions.
Face to face availability is limited to Thursdays between 4pm - 10pm
Online Counselling (Skype) Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5pm - 10pm
For further information and appointments please contact me direct by telephone or email.
Mobile: 07516 195137
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Face to face availability is limited to Thursdays between 4pm - 10pm Online Counselling (Skype) Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5pm - 10pm
Types of client