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Contact Counsellor Dean Richardson.
Make direct contact with Havant Counsellor Dean Richardson: email or telephone. Appointments available within a week...
STOP-PRESS: counselling continues to be available via reliable & confidential Skype / Zoom Video ~ ideal for self-isolation & shielding. Click here for details…
Send Dean a Message.
Free initial email exchange: whilst this is not free online counselling, this initial email exchange invites you to briefly describe your problems and then get back a reply from me. This can help you decide if you wish to meet me in person (which will incur my fee). I’ll review your message and reply back via email.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…
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 😉 .
Appointments for Counselling.
Skype & Zoom Video Counselling:Covid-19 Local or National Lockdowns, Self-Isolating & Shielding (November 2020): the balance of risks and rewards continue to argue against reopening my practice's Face-to-Face service. Skype & Zoom services remain uneffected (click for tele-counselling details…).
My Skype/Video appointments are Mondays & Thursdays (~noon to 9pm) and Wednesdays (~noon to 4pm). Having agreed on a weekly session day/time this stays with us until we have completed our work (or there’s a need to change).
Choose your Weekly Day & Time.
Sessions times are 50 minutes (by default) or 90 minutes when available.
|Video Counselling (Skype, Zoom…)|
|Tuesday Appointments:||Not available|
|Friday Appointments:||Not available|
|Weekend Appointments:||Not available|
|Video Counselling (Skype, Zoom…)|
|Mon:||3pm or 4pm|
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|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.
The following table lists the dates of my planned breaks this year (i.e. when I am not available).
- Monday 14th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 (21 days).
- Monday 15th February 2021 to Sunday 21st February 2021 (7 days).
- Friday 2nd April 2021 to Sunday 11th April 2021 (10 days).
- Monday 3rd May 2021 to Sunday 9th May 2021 (7 days).
- Monday 31st May 2021 (Dean will be unavailable on Spring bank holiday (31 May)).
- Monday 5th July 2021 to Sunday 25th July 2021 (21 days).
- Monday 30th August 2021 to Sunday 5th September 2021 (7 days).
- Monday 18th October 2021 to Sunday 24th October 2021 (7 days).
- Monday 13th December 2021 to Sunday 2nd January 2022 (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…