About Richard Absalom
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) www.bacp.co.uk , and a member of COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists www.cosrt.org.uk ) Both organisations place an emphasis on the importance of working ethically, including the prioritisation of confidentiality.
I have been working in independent practice since 2006, and draw on experience from working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. I have worked as a counselling lecturer, and have also been a trustee for a large mental health charity. Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I worked for many years in the NHS as a Risk Manager, with responsibility for reducing workplace stress, and introducing initiatives to prevent violence towards staff.
By using a range of therapeutic approaches, the approach is tailored to your needs. (Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Adlerian Therapy). The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness. As well as problem solving, the approach is educational, preventative and growth-promoting.
More than any technique or theory, helping you become curious about yourself, and your thought patterns, with a sense of neutrality, is the key to success. I am encouraging, and sensitive, to your experience of the therapy relationship, and will work at your pace.
The First Session
The first session, is an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns, and explore whether the experience and approach I offer, suits you, and the issues you want to work on. We will discuss any questions or concerns you have about starting therapy, and what you may want to achieve.
If we decide that we are to work together, we will arrange a regular time, and day to meet.
£60 for Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling. £70 for Couples Relationship Therapy. Please contact me for details of my fees for Hypnotherapy.
I offer structured short-term and long-term (open ended) therapy. This work is predominantly face to face with individuals and couples, although I also offer telephone, and Skype counselling.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Integrative Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Business Coaching
Certificate in Eye Movement Therapy (EMDR)
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies
Certificate in Couples Counselling
As well as the above, I have attended many hundreds of hours of training to enhance my development as a therapist