Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07496936050

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Therapist - West Malling

West Malling ME19
07496936050
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative counsellor, having trained in in person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. Through my training and employment I work in organisations that used solution-focused, CBT, and Gestalt techniques.

I believe in the core principle that with unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy; everyone has the ability to bring about their desired change in life.

My background comes from working with young people in school settings - I was a teacher for five years before retraining as a counsellor. I then counselled students in their schools, and still continue to do so. Adding to this I also worked for over a year and a half within a bariatric consultancy, working with clients awaiting bariatric surgery. Main presenting issues manifested into over-eating, and self-medicating with food - although underlying issues, were anxiety, depression, past traumas, low self-esteem and stress, and addiction to food itself.

I work one-to-one and in group facilitation. My client base does not discriminate, and I promise that in my 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 one-to-one counselling. And should we encounter that situation, a positive, collaborative referral will be made.

The work I do with my clients focuses on self-esteem, confidence issues, anxiety, stress, anger management, and changing unwanted feelings and behaviours. I have a background of working in addictive behaviours, LGBTQ+ communities and in educational and employment settings.

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

I offer a free initial 30 minute session to discuss your needs and how you wish to proceed. This is then followed by a no obligation continuation of sessions for however long you wish.

Be Well

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Phobias, Anxiety, Loss, Depression, ADD / ADHD, Cancer, Health related issues, Sexuality, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited