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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…

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About Individual Counselling.

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

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

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.

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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…

Weekly

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.
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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.
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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.

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).
Does this peak your interest in meeting Dean @ Havant Counselling to experience all of this this for real?

Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred / Reg) - a simply private choice.

Individual Counselling Fees.

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

Private Counselling over Zoom and Skype - April 2021: My contribution to us managing our national emergency was to offer my 13 years experience of Zoom/Skype Remote Counselling, suspending 'face-to-face' sessions, and increasing my available hours. As we move out of Lockdown I'll continue to offer nationally-available video services to help us transition back (Video/Webcam 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.

Couple & Individual Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
Monday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
Tuesday Appointments:Not available
Wednesday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
Thursday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm
Friday Appointments:Not available
Weekend Appointments:Not available

Couple & Individual Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
Mon:Waiting List (contact me)
Tue:Not Available
Wed:Waiting List (contact me)
Thu:3pm
Fri:Not Available
W/E:Not Available
Book your Counselling Appointment todayBook your preferred appointment(s) by completing my Contact me for Counselling form…
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Counselling Appointments Available

Waiting lists are available for unavailable times.

Popular Counselling Appointments are chosen firstTimes shown in red are regularly the first to be booked.

Counselling sessions are (at a minimum) weekly, last for up to 50 minutes, and on the same day/time each week. 

There are options for you to meet with your counsellor more than once a week.

There are also options for you to choose  up to 90 minute sessions too. 

(Shift-workers: my regular weekly approach & limited hours may not be able to accommodate your shift pattern very well).

Fees are due before or on the day of the session (payable online via banking app transfer, credit/debit card or PayPal, in person using cash, card or cheque [made out to Dean Richardson]).

Ending counselling: Our time together continues for as long (or as brief) as we both think it's being helpful… and when one of us thinks "maybe that's enough" we can begin to look at bringing our work to a close (it can be helpful to bring up the idea of ending counselling to talk it through, just in case our work has brought up something difficult like avoiding difficult feelings, can't say something, acting out etc). Then we'll plan how we'd like to say "goodbye".

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    Sessions begin on the hour. Mon/Thu: 5pm‑8pm, Wed: 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 3rd May 2021 to Sunday 9th May 2021 (7 days).
    • Monday 31st May 2021 (Dean will be unavailable on Spring bank holiday (31 May)).
    • Thursday 10th June 2021 to Sunday 13th June 2021 (4 days).
    • 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).

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    The Cove Therapy Rooms, 12 West Street Havant Hampshire PO9 1PF UK
    +442392987487£30-£100
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