Richard Absalom

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About this Service

I help people at a significant life stage, or those facing the affects of trauma or a challenging life event. I can also help with generalised anxiety, panic attacks, stress, work related issues, anger management, bereavement, separation, childhood related issues, addiction, sexuality or sexual identity. I am encouraging and supportive to diversity in all its forms. I work on a long or short term basis.

I place importance on the impact of earlier life experiences, and their affect on behaviour, expectations and responses as adults. My aim is to help gain understanding of your relationships both past and present, and to provide some insight in to how you relate to others.

An underlying focus, is supporting you to become more of who you are, rather than who others want you to be. By challenging past scripts, choices can be made that previously may have been unthinkable. I am sensitive to what is causing you distress, with a style that is light, yet incisive.

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)

  • Online Therapy or Counselling
  • 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

38 Broadwater Avenue, Poole, BH14 8QJ

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  • 01202 985012

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Fees: £60 for individuals £70 for couples

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