Mike Richard

Mike Richard

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M27
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have space for new clients.

I work face to face from different venues including Manchester City Centre (Wednesdays 3-10pm) as well as Chorlton and Salford (times vary). Face to face sessions are £50 per session (concessions available). Online sessions £45 per session. Telephone work £40 per session.

About me and my therapy practice

About me

Hi I'm Mike and I’m passionate about helping people find their voice and understand their authentic self so they can move forward with greater purpose and meaning. I will do everything in my ability to appreciate your world and what makes you tick.

Why counselling?

There are times when we struggle with life, however these challenges can be overcome. Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you find yourself pre-occupied with worry? Do you need a space to start talking?

What is the effect of being seen, heard, valued, and understood? It can help us to develop a stronger relationship to ourselves and others. Understanding our authentic self can help us search for meaning and purpose and also provide direction.

Whatever the reason, deciding to invest time into self-exploration takes huge courage and will allow you to move forward in life by developing your self-awareness.

How counselling can help

Counselling allows us to look at your options and whether they can bring about growth, affect your ability to cope and understand yourself more. I am passionate about building strong relationships to ensure meaningful connection and make space for exploration and growth.

Working together in a person-centred way, I can help you to get things off your chest. If you feel I might be the person to walk alongside you as you take that step forward, then reach out for a chat.

In addition to my private practice I have spent the last 5 years building up a social enterprise with a focus on peer support and community connection. While this has allowed me to work with a range of people, I am experienced at working with men.

Practice description

What to expect from me

I work hard to create strong relationships with people as I believe they are central to the success of the work we do together. I work in a person-centred way, meaning I believe that you have what's needed inside you. It is my job to understanding things from your point of view and work alongside you, rather than the other way around.

I like to check in with my clients in sessions, to see if my reflections or observations are accurate. As we build a safe and trusting relationship, I invite you to challenge me and help me by letting me know if you're feeling understood.

Next steps

I can offer you a free 15-minute phone call and then if you feel you would like to work with me, I can book you in for regular sessions or whenever is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) - Salford University

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - Salford University/Salford Professional Development

I have extensive experience running peer support groups and working with men's issues.

​I engage in regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development and I adhere to the ethical and professional standards and codes of conduct outlined by the BACP.

Recent CPD undertaken:

Neurodiversity 101 – an introduction to the neurodiversity affirmative approach.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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