About Richard Absalom
I draw on experience from working in the public, private and charity 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 with management responsibility for reducing workplace stress, and introducing initiatives to prevent violence towards staff.
I am what is known as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This simply means I use a number of different therapeutic approaches, where each client is viewed as an individual with different needs from the therapy process. Whatever your reason for considering therapy I will provide you with a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which to think more deeply about your concerns.
Recognising, that many of the problems, that are difficult to change, can be traced back to the part of the mind, that is outside of our awareness. I am trained to recognise limiting beliefs, and thought patterns that may be holding you back.
I make use of early memories, events and significant relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the person you are, allowing you to recognise where problem thoughts and feelings originate.
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 with individuals and couples.
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.