EDUCATION & YOUTH SERVICES

"I can confidently say that Richard is a much respected counsellor and clinical supervisor amongst both his peers and clients, within the local mental health network."

Counselling Manager (Targeted Youth Service)

COUNSELLING APPROACH

I have eighteen years’ experience as a counsellor, supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers, young people and adults. I am available to offer your school, college, university or youth centre counselling support to your students, and service users, either in-house or from my office in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

 

I also incorporate Mindfulness and CBT tools which have successfully helped adults to manage negative thoughts, compulsive self-criticism, low mood/depression and anxiety.

SUPPORTING STAFF MEMBERS WITH SUPERVISION OR COUNSELLING

I am also available to offer a reflective practice or supervision to teaching staff, to aid them to be more effective in their role, or counselling support to help resolve any personal issues that’s encroaching on their professional lives, to help them to manage work-related stress, to mitigate burn-out, or to help them to return to work following a period of convalescence/absenteeism.

SESSIONS

I am available to see you face to face at my office, or by telephone.

Session Fees

WORKING FOR YOU

I am available to offer counselling at your school, college, university or youth centre.

I have experience helping young people to manage and overcome the following mental health concerns and presenting issues:

Abuse and neglect

Academic performance issues

Addictions

Anger-management

Anxiety

Binge-eating Disorder

Bereavement and loss

Bipolar Disorder/manic depression

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Depression

Eating disorders

Emotional Abuse

Exam-related stress

Family Issues (including coping with divorce and separation)

Feeling sad

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Hearing voices/hallucinations

Internet addiction

Loneliness

Low self-confidence

Low Self-Esteem

Negative or intrusive thoughts

Over-thinking and worry

Panic attacks

Panic Disorder

Personality Disorder

Physical abuse

Poor Attendance/truancy

Poor concentration

Procrastination

Relationship Issues   

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Self-harm

Sexuality

School stress and academic pressure

Sleep problems

Smoking (tobacco or cannabis)

Social anxiety

Stress

Substance misuse

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

COUNSELLING EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION


I provided counselling at the following education establishments:

Highbury Grove School (2013-2017)

Institute for Contemporary Music Performance (2014-2015)

London College of Beauty Therapy (2012-2014)

Newham Sixth Form College (2012)




CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE CHARITY SECTOR


I created and managed a youth counselling service based at the young people’s charity Alone in London (latterly Depaul UK-Alone in London) from 2011-2017. My team and I successfully helped hundreds of young people to cope with mental health and behavioural problems in inner-London boroughs. I built and maintained successful partnerships with CAMHS, Social Services, Family Support Services and GPs. I reached out to 12 to 25-year olds from a variety of backgrounds including homelessness, leaving care and youth offending.




YOUTH WORK SECTOR


I provided counselling at the following London youth centres over the last fourteen years:

Lift

Platform

Independent Futures (Leaving Care Service)

Elizabeth House

YOI in HMPS Pentonville

YOI in HMPS Holloway

North London YMCA

Space Kensington and Chelsea




PRIVATE PRACTICE (2006 - PRESENT)


I continue to work with young people as part of my private practice receiving referrals from GPs and parents.





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