- 1 Sexuality Counselling
- 1.1 Special Offer: Free Initial Email Exchange.
- 1.2 Your Local “Sexuality” Counsellor.
- 1.3 Why Trust Dean Richardson?
- 1.4 Does Counselling Work?
- 1.5 Why Choose Dean Richardson as your Counsellor?
- 1.6 Benefits of Choosing Dean’s Counselling Service.
- 1.7 Travel to Havant, Hampshire.
- 1.8 Am I Gay? Am I Straight?
- 1.9 Couple & Group LGBT/Q Counselling.
- 1.10 The low down…
Choose the Hampshire Counsellor specialising in Sexuality & Sexual Orientation for straight & questioning people:
- Find relief with someone who understands what’s happening with you.
- Discuss your confusions around sexuality in complete privacy and confidence.
- Find ways to accept & move on with understanding & new discoveries.
Trusted by hundreds of clients over 18 years…
Dean Richardson MNCS(Acc) MBACP(Accred).
Registered & Accredited Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1PF.
- Find relief with someone who understands what’s happening.
- Discuss sexuality confusion in complete privacy and confidence.
- Find ways to accept & move on with new understanding & discoveries.
Trusted by clients over 18 years…
Dean Richardson MNCS MBACP.
Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1PF.
Special Offer: Free Initial Email Exchange.
Make choosing your counsellor easy… with a free, initial email exchange.
Briefly outline your difficulties and hear back from Dean how you both might approach the difficulties together in counselling.
Your Local “Sexuality” Counsellor.
It can be confusing! You’re happily living life with no unexpected problems. Suddenly someone new comes into your life.You find yourself becoming attracted to them; you have unfamiliar feelings, some of them sexual.
Which is all just fine… except this new person happens to be someone of a different gender and different sexuality than you’ve been used to. Who can you talk this through with?
I’m Dean Richardson. I’m an experienced, fully qualified private counsellor. I work with people on matters around their sexuality and their sexual orientation. A Sexuality Counsellor, if you will 🙂
- Am I Straight?
- Am I Bisexual?
- Am I Gay?
Why Trust Dean Richardson?
Being an accredited and registered member of both the NCS and BACP means that:-
- (a) Dean is a fully-qualified and very experienced professional counsellor,
- (b) Dean’s substantial experience has been verified via accreditation (actual practice now over 3,000 clinical hours),
- (c) Dean enhances his knowledge through 30 hours (minimum) annual continued professional development,
- (d) Dean adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework and the complaints & disciplinary procedures.
Does Counselling Work?
If a main aim of counselling is to reduce distress levels (by bringing understanding to counter fear and raise personal affect), then every client using counselling with Dean* experienced an improvement in their distress levels.
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Why Choose Dean Richardson as your Counsellor?
- Dean Richardson MNCS(Acc) MBACP(Accred) is the guy you’d have a conversation with when you’ve got matters around sexuality to discuss. Don’t let the letters put you off. They show his professional membership; and even with all that experience, he’s an awfully down-to-earth bloke… he can swear and everything!
- Dean’s counselling offices are based in Central Havant (South Street) in Hampshire (United Kingdom)……which are easy to get to by bus or by car. You may park your car in front for free.
- Dean is a fully qualified (technical bit coming…) psychodynamic, systemic & cognitive-behavioural therapist,…meaning he’s good with stuff that’s hanging around from the past, and with your relationships.
- He is accredited by both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society and is a registered counsellor,…meaning that he’s safe, experienced, and knows what he’s doing. He’s also answerable to professional bodies in the unlikely event that you raise a serious complaint.
When an LGBT/Questioning person simply wishes to talk things through with an LGBT /Questioning Sexuality Counsellor, Dean Richardson would be that counsellor.
Benefits of Choosing Dean’s Counselling Service.
- Free car parking (outside of office hours) or access to multiple car parks within 5 minutes’ walk.
- 5 minutes drive from the A27 (Junction signposted “Emsworth” A259, but turn left at the roundabout towards Havant).
- 50 minute or 90 minute sessions available, once a week or more often as needed.
- Multiple bus routes to/from Havant’s Bus Station.
- Gay, male Accredited (BACP / NCS) counsellor, qualified & very experienced.
- Set number of sessions or more open-ended as you need.
- Affordable fees.
- Flexible rates for those who may struggle to afford private counselling costs.
Am I Gay? Am I Straight?
Discovering attraction to someone of the same gender can leave you worrying: “am I gay?”. However, discovering a potential change with our sexual orientation may not always be about, say, “being gay”.
An example of unconscious processes:
As human beings, our unconscious mind can hold hidden feelings and desires away from conscious thought. Sometimes, these deeply buried feelings can leak into the conscious mind. Our conscious mind, perhaps unfamiliar with such feelings, may struggle to understand what’s going on.
You might think of it like a deaf person communicating to you in sign-language… you could guess what’s being signed, but it’s in a language unfamiliar to you. You try to make your best guess.
So, your conscious mind may be making its best guess to your new feelings. Perhaps it thinks: “… ok, these feelings must mean that I’m sexually attracted to that man”. Such a guess might leave you concerned about being (becoming?) gay.
In psychodynamic counselling: when we look at the message(s) a little deeper we might find a better-fitting understanding than “I might be gay”. Perhaps another interpretation for your feelings might be: “…I’m missing closeness and/or care I used to get from the (a?) man”. From this, we might be curious about what ‘the man’ could be symbolising and we might broaden our understanding through conversation.
Working together can bring greater understanding, leading to much needed relief.
It is, what it is.
This is just one example of psychodynamic counselling work. Of course, your situation will be unique to you and that’s what you and Dean will discover together.
As the American’s say: “it is what it is” ~ meaning your newly discovered sexual attractions to the same sex may be just that: a simple, sexual attraction to someone of the same gender. And you and Dean can talk about that too.
Dean’s role as a sexuality counsellor is to assist you and support you with your questions… until he becomes redundant to your needs.
Couple & Group LGBT/Q Counselling.
Dean not only works with lesbian, gay, bi and straight individuals, he also works with relationships in counselling. This means he can work with groups of people (from 2 up to around 8).
As a result of training in systemic (family) counselling, Dean can work with couples who wish to work on relationship problems.
He can also work with groups of people (eg a polyamorous relationship) about problems within their their group relationship.
Kinda handy if you’re in, say, a same-sex marriage and are having relationship conflicts.
Or if you’re in a group (business, social, polyamorous etc) and your group needs to work through some difficulties.
The low down…
Experiences with sexuality are all perfectly natural, although they may be distressing when they’re first experienced.
We have various “tags” for sexuality: fluid, static, heterosexual homosexual, bisexual, and asexual, but a tag doesn’t describe your feelings, your experiences, nor how you might deal with them.
- Dean Richardson is an affordable, private counsellor with a range of fees to match the counselling services you need.
Counsellor & Couple/Group Therapist @ Havant Counselling
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|Thu:||5pm or 8pm|
|Groups (Waterlooville, Hampshire)|
|Tue:||1pm, 2pm, 6pm or 7pm|