Richard Absalom

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About this Service

The Approach

I am what is known as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This simply means I use a number of different therapeutic approaches, where each client is viewed as an individual with different needs from the therapy process. Whatever your reason for considering therapy I will provide you with a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which to think more deeply about your concerns.

Recognising, that many of the problems, that are difficult to change, can be traced back to the part of the mind, that is outside of our awareness. I am trained to recognise limiting beliefs, and thought patterns that may be holding you back.

I make use of early memories, events and significant relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the person you are, allowing you to recognise where problem thoughts and feelings originate.

Experience, Focus Areas and Condition Specialisations

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • General Counselling
  • Life Coaching
  • Men-Specific Issues
  • Relationship Counselling or Marriage Counselling
  • Sex Related Issues
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexuality

Therapeutic Approach

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Main Client Groups

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Individuals

Working Mode(s)

  • Long-Term, Face-to-Face
  • Online Therapy or Counselling
  • Short-Term, Face-to-Face
  • Time-Limited


I have been working as a psychotherapist for fourteen years with over 15,000 practice hours working with individuals and couples on a short and open ended basis. I have a broad range of experience but have particular experience working with sexual and relationship problems.


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB

Diploma in Integrative Counselling CPCAB

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Certificate in Business Coaching

Certificate in Eye Movement Therapy (EMDR)

Certificate in Psychosexual Studies

Certificate in Couples Counselling


This practitioner prefers to be identified as: Counsellor, Psychosexual Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Ethical Framework

  • BACP


  • BACP Accred

Address, Contact and Fees

9 Westminster Road East, Poole, BH13 6JF

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  • 01202 985012

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Fees: £55 for individuals £65 for couples

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