About Richard Absalom

The Specifics.

The Approach

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. 


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 thought patterns, behaviours and feelings originate. It is not about changing the past but talking through, and deciding if moving on is the right or wrong thing to do. 

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. 


£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.

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.



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.