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What to Expect
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Step By Step


Step 1: Book consultation on Kiku 

Step 2: Click on the contract in your confirmation email & complete

(a sample contract can be found here)

Step 3: Attend consultation via Psychology Today (Sessions). This is an encrypted service and you will be sent a link that will allow you to join.

Step 4: Agree plan with Rich (plans can be as short or as long as you like)

Step 5: Use Kiku to book and pay for further sessions

Things to consider...


How do I know what is a reputable counsellor?

A reputable counsellor will be:

  • Qualified
  • Registered
  • Insured


To know that your counsellor/psychotherapist is legit they will hold a qualification that allows them to register with a professional body. The professional body has strict guidelines and requirements, that are reviewed every year. They also provide a strict ethics code and complaints procedures, along with enabling your counsellor to be insured. Your counsellor must have a substantial level of training and experience to be accepted by the professional body.


What if we don't get on? 

Think of this as meeting a new person; you normally know whether you like them and feel comfortable around them quite quickly. The free consultation is a chance for us to decide whether we work well together. If for some reason you feel like we're not the right fit, I will never be offended. Counselling is very personal and it is very important that you find the right person who suits you. For suggestions or alternative ideas please click here.


Did you know...?


Did you know there is more than one registered body?

  • BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • BABCP – British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
  • BPS – British Psychological Society 
  • COSCA – Counselling and Psychological in Scotland
  • NADAAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • NCS - The National Counselling Society 
  • UKAHPP – UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
  • UKCP – UK Council for Psychotherapy


Did you know there is more than one type of counselling?

If you click here it will take you to the BACP page which explains the different types of counselling available. I use a combination of Gestalt and Humanistic.

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