About Individual Counselling.

Sometimes, you want to talk with someone who you trust.

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Discussing private matters openly, but in complete confidence, with a highly experienced counsellor such as Dean Richardson, can feel refreshing to the soul.

But then, once that relief is experienced, deeper subjects can begin to be looked at in counselling. Such a deeper trust can allow you to work through personal matters with Dean… until you have no further need of counselling.

To a counsellor you don’t have to justify yourself, you don’t have to feel you’re explaining things to someone who just won’t get it (like a family member asking: “Have you tried not being depressed?”).

When you are burdened by personal troubles, and friends and family are insufficiently trained to help you work them through, the private counselling services from Dean Richardson can help you address distress and conflicts.

You don’t even need to understand why you’re coming into counselling. You and Dean can talk that over your reservations too, before you decide to continue meeting together.

Just learning that someone is on your side can be enough to feel that counselling was worth trying.

Couple Counsellor Dean Richardson, Havant

Individual Counselling Summary.

No Waiting

NHS and charity counselling services often make you wait until the next counsellor is available. Going to a private counsellor, you may often be seen within by next week. Dean also has a limited number of low-fee cases too so you can afford to go private…


Effective counselling demands that you attend no more often, and no less often, than weekly. More time than this can leave the counselling ineffective and waste your money. Weekly sessions also help with your budgeting.


Brief or Longer

Private counselling is not limited by time nor number of sessions (NHS may offer you up to 6 maximum). When you need time to talk things through, private counselling is ideal. We can also discuss and agree a set number of sessions too.


Suitable for…

Suitable for an individual who needs to talk over some personal difficulties. You may be puzzled about your behaviour, or in some emotional distress. Individual counselling can help with this.

Specialist Individual Counselling.

As an experienced counsellor, Dean is able to work with a majority of people.

In addition, over eighteen years of practice Dean has formed a number of specialities with individuals in counselling:-

About Havant Counsellor.

You could choose any Havant counsellor.

Yet, when you think that this may be the most personal, private and vulnerable you're going to be with a professional, you'd choose:

  • someone you can trust,
  • someone who demonstrated highly competent skills and ethics,
  • who spoke plain English (not lots of psychobable),
  • who's as happy to swear as much as you do,
  • who makes you an equal part of the therapeutic partnership (e.g. doesn't just sit in silence, saying "Hmm" for 50 minutes)
…then you'd be interested in trying out Dean Richardson MNCS(Acc) MBACP(Accred).


A simply private choice, really.

Costs for Individual Counselling.

How my counselling fees work.

Unlike NHS services (where you have already paid through NI taxation), private counselling will cost you some money.

Counselling sessions last for a standard 50 minutes (optional 90 minute sessions are available) and recur weekly (sometimes multiple times a week if we both think this is appropriate).

We’ll work until either of us thinks that we’re done… then we’ll have a conversation about how we bring our work to an end.

Counselling fees are payable on the day of our session.

You may pay your counselling fees online (eg by a bank transfer, credit/debit card payment or PayPal) or pay in person (cash, cheque [made out to Dean Richardson], credit/debit card).

In some circumstances, a lower fee may be negotiable if your income makes private counselling a struggle to afford, and if I have places available. I may not always have any low-fees spaces available, but please ask…

Counselling Appointments.

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I offer counselling sessions from 1pm until 9pm (Monday through Friday). After you've chosen an appointment day and time this will stay with you until the end of our work. Sessions are (at a minimum) weekly and of 50 minutes. If you're beginning counselling for the first time, you may choose your preferred session day(s) and time(s) from the following table:-

Couples & Individuals (Havant, Hampshire)
Monday Appointments:1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Tuesday Appointments:Not available
Wednesday Appointments:1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Thursday Appointments:1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Friday Appointments:Not available
Groups (Waterlooville, Hampshire)
Click to go to WaterloovilleCounselling.co.uk
Tuesday Appointments:1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm

Couples & Individuals (Havant, Hampshire)
Tue:Not Available
Wed:1pm or 3pm
Thu:6pm or 7pm
Fri:Not Available
Groups (Waterlooville, Hampshire)
Visit WaterloovilleCounselling.co.uk
Tue:1pm, 2pm, 6pm or 7pm

Waiting lists may be available for unlisted times.

NOTICE: Dean is not available from Monday 19th February to Sunday 25th February (inclusive), though he may still be available to respond to enquiries and emails.

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

Counselling sessions are (at a minimum) weekly and on the same day and time each week.

Optionally, you may wish to come more than once a week and you can even come for longer than 50 minutes (by prior arrangement).

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

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

Ending counselling: rather than one day saying "I'm ending counselling today" it is 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 loss 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.

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