- 1 Counselling for an Individual.
- 1.1 About Individual Counselling.
- 1.2 Specialist One-to-One Counselling.
- 1.3 About Dean @ Havant Counselling.
- 1.4 Individual Counselling Fees.
- 1.5 Individual Counselling
- 1.6 Appointments for Counselling.
- 1.7 Free Appointment Notifications!
- 1.8 Planned Breaks.
- 1.9 Got a Question? Don't Hold Back…
Counselling for an Individual.
Distinctly Private Therapy for an individual's need. Specialised one-to-one personal attention; private counselling for an adult's confidential therapeutic needs…
STOP-PRESS: counselling continues to be available via reliable & confidential Skype / Zoom Video ~ ideal for self-isolation & shielding. Click here for details…
About Individual Counselling.
Sometimes, you just want to talk with someone you trust.
But then once that relief is experienced, the alliance between you and your counsellor can promote deeper subjects to be discussed in counselling. Such deeper trust can allow you to work through some difficult and personal matters with Dean… until you have no further need of counselling; then you say goodbye.
To a counsellor you don’t have to justify yourself, you don’t have to feel you’re explaining things to a friend who just won’t (or cannot) “get it”…
Friend: “You’re unhappy? Aww, let me cheer you up!”
Counsellor: “You’re unhappy? Tell me more about that…”
Either experience may suit you better – it depends upon what kind of response you’re looking for.
So, when you’re burdened by personal troubles, and friends and family are insufficiently experienced in supporting you through, the private counselling service from Dean can help you address distress and conflicts.
Sometimes, you don’t even need to understand (the details about) why you’re coming into counselling. You and Dean can talk over your instincts and reservations for just the one session, before deciding, together, if continuing to meet seems like a good idea; or to go your separate ways.
Learning that someone is on your side can be enough to feel that counselling was worth trying.
Individual Counselling Summary.
Brief or Longer
Private counselling near me serving locations in and around central Havant, Petersfield to Waterlooville, Cosham to Portsmouth & Southsea, Southampton to Chichester, Fareham to Gosport, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Westbourne, Rowland's Castle, local residents anywhere in between and regularly further afield!
Specialist One-to-One Counselling.
As a vastly experienced counsellor, now into his twenty-second year of practice, Dean is able to work with a large number of difficulties that individuals face, from a very wide range of different people.
It’s also a relief to know that during the many years of his practice Dean has formed a special-focus in some areas of one-on-one counselling:-
For the More Unusual Types of Personal Difficulties.
Perhaps you’ve been seeking a counsellor who would work with your particular need from one-on-one counselling.
You hesitated because you didn’t find anyone who fitted the bill.
You may find that Dean’s proclivity for the more unusual types of personal difficulties would make Dean a good choice when considering individual counselling.
Why not get in contact for free to see?
About Dean @ Havant Counselling.
You could choose any counsellor in and around Havant, 'natch!
Yet, when you think that this may be the most personal, private and vulnerable you're going to be with someone professional, you'd probably choose:
- someone you can grow to trust,
- someone who demonstrates highly competent skills, ethics and sensitivity.
- someone who speaks plain English (rather than psychobabble),
- someone who's as happy to use base/swearing language as much (or as little) as you do,
- someone who considers himself a frank, no bullshit counsellor, particularly you when you're in need of an authentic response (rather than an "hmm"),
- someone who would become an equal part of your therapeutic partnership (e.g. doesn't just sit mostly in silence for 50 minutes).
Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred / Reg) - a simply private choice.
Individual Counselling Fees.
Individual CounsellingCounselling for Personal Needs
- Suitable for individuals
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for groups
- Payable weekly
- Available in Havant
- Available on Skype/Zoom video
- 50 minute session
- 90 minute session (£75)
How Counselling Fees Work.
Unlike NHS services (where you have already paid through NI taxation), private counselling will cost you some money.
Individual Counselling sessions are weekly, and last for a standard 50 minutes (with the option to book 90 minute sessions if you prefer). Although sessions are once a week (except for holidays), you may also attend more than once a week if we both think that this would be helpful.
Our sessions will continue one or both of us thinks that we've done enough; then we'll have a conversation about bringing our counselling work to a close.
Fees are payable on the day of our session.
You may pay your counselling fees online (e.g. by a bank transfer, credit/debit card payment or PayPal) or pay in person (cash, cheque [made out to Dean Richardson], credit/debit card).
Restricted Income: If I have spaces available, a lower fee is negotiable should your income make private counselling a struggle to afford. This is not charity (you still must contribute a fee) and it will involve discussing your income and expenditure with the aim to discover a rate that you can afford responsibly. I do not always have any lower-fee spaces available, so please ask when you first get in contact.
Appointments for Counselling.
Skype / Zoom Video Counselling: Covid-19 Tiers, National Lockdown, Self-Isolating & Shielding (January 2021): the balance of risks and rewards continue to argue against reopening my practice's Face-to-Face service. Skype / Zoom Video Counselling Services continue uneffected, however (click for Video Services @ Havant 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).
Decide on your preferred Weekly Day & Time.
Refer to the table (below) when you make Contact with Dean. It shows the weekly appointments that are currently available.
Weekly session lengths are 50 minutes (by default) but can also be of up to 90 minutes when you prefer.
|Video Counselling (Skype, Zoom…)|
|Tuesday Appointments:||Not available|
|Thursday Appointments:||Waiting list (contact me to discuss)|
|Friday Appointments:||Not available|
|Weekend Appointments:||Not available|
|Video Counselling (Skype, Zoom…)|
|Thu:||Waiting List (contact me)|
|Book your preferred appointment(s) by completing my Contact me for Counselling form…|
|||Is your preferred appointment not available? Register now for free notifications…|
|Times shown in red are regularly the first to be booked.|
Counselling sessions are (at a minimum) weekly, last for 50 minutes, and on the same day and time each week.
There are options for you to meet with your counsellor more than once a week.
There are options for you to choose 90 minute sessions too.
(Unfortunately my regular-counselling-sessions approach does not accommodate shift-workers very well).
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 (payable online via card or bank transfer, in person using cash, credit & debit cards or cheque [made out to Dean Richardson]).
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 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…