Location Details.


Dean Richardson MNCS(Accredited Registrant),
Havant Counselling,
c/o The Cove (Therapy Rooms),
Old Stable Yard, West Street,
PO9 1PF.

Telephone: 02392 987 487
(for leaving messages only – to receive a reply please use my contact form below).

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By sending a message via this form, you’ll be able to get in contact with me (Dean Richardson) directly.

It takes about a week for us to set up our first counselling session together.

If you’re in a hurry (“must meet tomorrow”) then it’s likely that I’m not providing the service you’re expecting. I do not provide any form of “emergency” counselling service; instead consider contacting The Samaritans (telephone free: 116 123) or other helpline if you must talk with someone straight away.

If you believe you’ve understood the services I’m offering, and you’d like to make contact to set up a first session, please use my contact form below…

Contact Form.

Waiting lists may be available for unlisted times.

IMPORTANT: If you are about to contact me to make arrangements for someone else to enter counselling, please read this policy note.

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Your Gender (or gender identity):

*This helps me address you correctly.

Your Age:

*Confirms you're of an age I can work with.

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Your Mobile Number (optional):

Type of counselling sought:

Seeking couple counselling:

Partner's FIRST Name (required):

Partner's LAST Name (required):

Partner's Gender (or gender identity):

*This helps me address your partner correctly.
Partner's Age:

*Confirms your partner is of an age I can work with.

Partner's Email (required):

*I will not be able to respond if your partner's email address is not supplied.

Partner's mobile number (optional):

NB for couple counselling enquiries, I will email my reply to both enquirers simultaneously. This is so that everyone knows what's being said and everyone makes an informed decision about the counselling arrangements being discussed.

Seeking group counselling:

Give each participant's name (and their email address), one per line:

NB for group counselling enquiries, I will email my reply to the all participants simultaneously. This is so that everyone knows what's being said and everyone makes an informed decision about the counselling arrangements.

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Preferred appointment day and times (required):
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Your Privacy: Your contact information will be held privately, will not be distributed or sold, and will only be used to correspond with you about arranging counselling. You will not receive marketing emails, nor any solicitation for future contact.

Avoid Disappointment: you may be in a hurry, wanting to start really soon, but make sure you haven’t wasted your time getting in contact with me, it really is important that you have read “How we begin Counselling” and “Counselling Fees & Deposits”… honestly 😉 .

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Appointments for Counselling.

I offer counselling sessions on Mondays and Thursdays (~5pm until 9pm) and Wednesdays (~noon to 4pm). After we have agreed a day & time for your weekly counselling appointment this day & time will stay with you until the end of our work.

When beginning counselling for the first time you can choose your preferred session day(s) and time(s) from the following table:-

Choose your Weekly Day & Time.

NOTICE ABOUT LOCKDOWN (last updated 11 May - next update due June).

Due to Lockdown/Coronavirus, I am continuing to suspend all face-to-face counselling sessions. Existing clients have been offered to continue sessions online or wait until face-to-face sessions are resumed.

For NEW clients (video/online): whilst I am proficient in online/video counselling, due to the sensitive/confidential nature of the subject matters in which I specialise (plus contraindications for beginning new cases such as couple/group counselling) it is unlikely that I will offer new clients a contract for online sessions. However, you are welcome to get in touch to discuss future possibilities.

For NEW clients (face-to-face): in preparation for Government Advice on services re-opening in June or July please get in contact to reserve your appointment day and time. We're expecting to hear more details about this early June.

Appointment Availability:

  • Mondays: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm or 8pm.
  • Wednesdays: afternoons possibly, but not yet confirmed.
  • Thursdays: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.
  • Tuesdays, Fridays & Weekends: not available.

Note: appointments indicated with strike-through are reserved but not confirmed; they may become available when I resume my practice. You're welcome to ask to reserve one or more of these appointments for the future.

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Waiting lists may be available for unlisted times.

Times in red are the most popular, and usually the first to go.

Counselling sessions are (at a minimum) weekly, last for 50 minutes, and on the same day and time each week. You may wish to come more than once a week. You may also choose a 90 minute session (by prior arrangement).  Unfortunately I'm unable to support shift-workers.

Our counselling work together continues for as long (or as brief) as we both think it's helpful… and then we'll look at bringing our work to a close.

Fees are due on the day of the session (cash, cheque [made out to Dean Richardson], credit & debit cards).

Ending counselling: it can be helpful to bring up the idea of ending counselling first. Sometimes the need to end may be a mask for something else (avoiding difficult feelings, can't say something, acting out etc) and it can be helpful to distinguish, together, what ending may mean in our work. We'll talk about endings with some thought and some planning on how you might like to say goodbye.

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Days/times you prefer:
Sessions begin on the hour. Mondays or Thursdays: 5pm‑8pm, Wednesdays: noon‑4pm

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Planned Breaks.

The following table lists the dates of my planned breaks this year (i.e. when I am not available).

  • Monday 25th May 2020.
  • Monday 6th July 2020 to Sunday 26th July 2020 (21 days).
  • Monday 31st August 2020 to Sunday 6th September 2020 (7 days).
  • Monday 19th October 2020 to Sunday 25th October 2020 (7 days).
  • Monday 14th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 (21 days).

Got a Question? Don't Hold Back…

Got a question about Dean Richardson's counselling services in Havant (Hampshire)? Want to make contact, maybe asking about a first appointment? Send Dean a message any time…