MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


About Me

Current COVID situation.

I am happy to work with clients online for those who wish to do so. I am also seeing clients face to face too, this is subject to the usual 2 metre distancing, sanitising etc. If you are displaying any symptoms or someone close to you is, then face to face cannot take place until there is an all clear. I am happy to discuss this further when you contact me.

Hi, I am Richard and I am an experienced qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,(BACP) as a member of this body I work to their ethical framework for good practice, and this means I will work safely and ethically with you my client, and I always put your best interests at the forefront of our work together.

Entering into therapy/counselling can be a daunting feeling for many people, therefore it is important to me that you the client feel that you have a safe place in which to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and that our working relationship is based upon trust, confidentiality and a non judgmental alliance.

I believe that I can, and do provide all of these qualities to my clients as well as warmth, understanding and empathy. It is also important to me that the work together is at a pace that is comfortable for you.

The feedback I receive a lot from clients, and colleagues alike is that I am Calm, approachable and a safe pair of hands.

I work one to one with Adults, from rooms in Barnstaple & Bideford North Devon, and try to offer flexibility in appointment days and times.

I can also offer online sessions with clients via skype, Zoom, Teams etc. Please email or call, or leave a message, to discuss making an appointment. I aim to respond as quickly as possible but within 24 hours, except at weekends.



High Street
Devon     EX39 2AN

07594 206 566


I have experience in working with many many different issues including:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Family issues
  • Feeling Sad
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • High sensitivity
  • Infidelity Affairs Betrayal
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual assault
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship problems
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Separation
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
  • I also have many years experience in dealing with the affects of Trauma, PTSD, Stress , Anxiety & Depression with service personnel in an Emergency services environment.
  • I am currently the National Counselling Lead for Sodexo Healthcare UK, as well as a community outreach counsellor, and the Pandemic Well-being Response Counsellor with front line staff at NDDH.

Please see my academic experience below, and visit my website here for further information.

Training, qualifications and experience

Member organisations



My fees are £30 for the initial session including an assessment of your needs, and providing you are happy to enter into a working relationship together, subsequent fees are £40 per hour.