Therapy to Support You with Life’s Challenges
I have been providing psychological support to numerous people since 2005 when I volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care. Since then I have gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling, and a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
If you’re thinking about starting therapy, please get in touch and we can discuss how your needs can be best met.
- Richard Rees-Jones
What is Counselling?
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling is a talking therapy which can create a safe, confidential place for you to explore your emotions, feelings, and experiences to increase your understanding and consider different perspectives. Working this way with me lets you enhance your self-awareness and attend to your own wellbeing.
Psychotherapy supports Counselling by empowering you to change behaviours, deal with emotions, overcome specific issues and improve relationships and social interaction.
The relationship between us as client and counsellor is crucial to the therapy: as we progress through the therapeutic journey the trust we develop between us creates the safe place necessary for you to explore more difficult issues.
My training and approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy is integrative, meaning that I use a range of theoretical backgrounds to inform my practice; the main theories that I use are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory.
Sessions are one hour long and a variety of times are available, please contact me to check availability.
The price is currently £45 per hour session for Counselling/Psychotherapy.
I have experience in working with a wide variety of clients and issues, amongst which are:
- Substance Abuse (e.g. alcohol, drugs)
- Non-substance Abuse(e.g. gambling, sex)
- Complex and Traumatic Grief and Loss
- Childhood Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Vicarious Traumatisation
- Relationship Dynamics
- Self-esteem and Confidence
- Shame and Guilt
- Veteran and Forces Experiences
- Professional and Work Related Stress
Counselling can also be useful for Positive Personal Development, and can be used alongside coaching skills to promote personal growth.
In addition to the above, I also offer Critical Incident Debriefing for individuals and groups. Critical Incidents are unusual or infrequent events that are difficult to deal with or adjust to, often within workplaces or other close communities. Examples are; difficult medical cases; death of a colleague; sudden, traumatic or violent death of an acquaintance, or indeed surviving such an event. Please get in touch to discuss costs as the service is tailored to requirements.
Registration to Practice
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: I am on their Register and work to their code of ethics.