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What Happens after you Contact?

After I receive your message, I will aim to reply to you within two working days (exception will be during bank holidays and my own vacations). Often I reply very quickly.

  • I’ll confirm receipt of your message and (if you’ve selected preferred days/times) I’ll confirm the appointment(s) is(are) available.
  • I’ll then invite you to send your £30 deposit – this is your confirmation of accepting my offer of an initial session.
  • Once your deposit is paid, the appointment is confirmed and we’ll meet for our initial session.
  • Should the session demonstrate that continuing to work together would be helpful, we’ll arrange further weekly sessions (usually the same day and time, but there is some flexibility).

Information Asked For.

In the contact form you will find I’m asking for both yours and your partner’s names, telephone numbers and email addresses. This is so that I can reply to the both of you simultaneously, as this is a correspondence between me and your relationship (rather than between me and one partner in the relationship).

Explanation: My core approach in practising couple counselling takes an important neutral approach. By ensuring that the therapeutic alliance I form is with your partnership (not, as some think, with two individuals), I become part of the solution rather than the problem – and so this is why I ask for both of your contact details.

So, I will reply to the both of you simultaneously and ask that if you contact me you carbon-copy your partner in all correspondence. Everyone gets to know what’s being said, and everyone has a say. If may be a problem (e.g. because of a domestic abuse situation) then I will understand if you wish to contact me without your partner knowing, but you and I will will figure out a way to bring your partner into counselling (if he/she wishes to).

Appointment times: you’ll see a list of available days & times further down this page.

Dean Richardson MNCS(Acc) MBACP(Accred)

Contact Form.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Mobile number (optional)

Your Partner's Name (required)

Your Partner's Email (required)

Your Partner's mobile number (optional)

NB: it's important that I have both of your contact details, as I will be replying to the both of you simultaneously.

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Preferred Appointment Days and Times (required)


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Counselling Appointments

These are my appointment times for LGBT Counselling in Havant and Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Generally I’m available from 1pm to 9pm Mondays to Fridays, with specific appointment times chosen by each new client (which stays with the client, weekly, until the end of our work).

Couples & Individuals (Havant, Hampshire)
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Monday Appointments:Short waiting list / evening appointment due to become available soon (contact me to discuss)
Tuesday Appointments:Not available
Wednesday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
Thursday Appointments:Short waiting list / evening appointment due to become available soon (contact me to discuss)
Friday Appointments:Contact me to discuss appointments…
Groups (Waterlooville, Hampshire)
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Tuesday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
Couples & Individuals (Havant, Hampshire)
Mon:Short Waiting List / evening appointment due to become available soon (contact me)
Tue:Not Available
Wed:Waiting List (contact me)
Thu:Short Waiting List / evening appointment due to become available soon (contact me)
Fri:Contact me
Groups (Waterlooville, Hampshire)
Tue:Waiting List (contact me)

Waiting lists may be available for unlisted times.

NOTICE: Dean is not available from Monday 15th July to Sunday 4th August (inclusive), though he may still be available to respond to enquiries and emails.

(NB appointment times highlighted in red tend to be the first to be taken up).

  • All appointments begin on the hour.
  • Sessions are 50 minutes (90 minute sessions are available if discussed & pre-arranged).
  • The session will not begin until both of you have arrived (unless other arrangements have been discussed).
  • Sessions end at 10-to the hour and cannot be extended even if you are late at the beginning.