Richard Absalom

Richard Absalom

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01202 985012

Contact Richard

Therapist - Poole

Poole BH13
01202 985012
Sessions from £69.99


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice


The counselling relationship can be a great source of support and relief, through the difficult times. By having someone there who understands, listens and does not judge is very powerful and can result in lasting change. Often we emerge more confident, more resilient and with a sense of peace.

Since 2006 I have helped individuals and couples, who are struggling with feelings, relationships or behaviours that are holding them back. Although I have broad experience of helping people deal with a range of life issues, I have specific training and experience in helping people with sexual problems, relationship conflict and problematic sexual behaviours.

I can help, when unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and emotions are keeping you stuck. The aim is to help you gain insight, heighten self awareness and develop a less self critical view of yourself. As well as problem solving, the approach is educational, preventative and growth-promoting.

Not only does therapy relieve symptoms and find resolution, as we move towards a better understanding, it can also be an extremely rewarding experience. Contact me to ask any questions, and find out how I can help. I provide a confidential space for us to meet regularly and work together to gain insight about the issue(s) causing you concern.

To fix an initial meeting or to discuss your needs please contact me by phone or email.

I offer early morning, day time and evening appointments.

I am currently offering online appointments only.

I am registered to take referrals from Aviva, AXA, and Vitality Health.  

My 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. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited