Make Contact

Use my contact form (below) to make swift contact for Relationship Counselling.

I will aim to reply to you within two working days (very often much sooner). Exceptions may include bank holidays and my own vacations.

You are getting in contact to enquire about arranging your initial session(s) of counselling, so my contact form asks for details of both partners in a couple relationship, and all partners wishing to attend therapy in a polyamorous group relationship. I will respond to everyone simultaneously.

You’re also asked for an idea on when you’d prefer to meet (date/time). Choose carefully; if our first session is helpful this will be our ongoing weekly appointment day and time… until we’re done.

First time Making Contact

Please use my contact form (below) for all initial enquiries. 

 

Get in Contact for LGBT Counselling

Telephone Messages

FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY*: who need to leave a message (eg cancelling a session) please use the email address you received in reply to your first enquiry.

If you cannot send an email, you can leave a voice message.

  056 0366 3067  – to leave a telephone voice message.

* 056 are non-geographic numbers for Internet based telephone communications. Anyone can call this number through the traditional phone system; costs are the same as if calling a standard UK 01 or 02 landline number.

*If you’re not an existing client, please use my contact form below.

 

SMS/Text Messages

FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY*: who need to leave a message (eg cancelling a session) please use the email address you received in reply to your first enquiry.

If you cannot send an email, you can send a text message.

Write your SMS text using this format:-

30141998 Hi this is a message from Jim.

…and send this whole message to: 07786 200161

* It’s important that you prefix the message with the 8 digit number: 30141998 or the text message will not be routed correctly.

*If you’re not an existing client, please use my contact form below.

The Process for First-time Counselling

After you have sent in your enquiry:

  • 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 invite you to send your £30 deposit – this is your confirmation of accepting my offer of our initial session.
  • Once your deposit is received, I’ll confirm our appointment and offer a little helpful “when you first arrive…” or “entering our Zoom/Skype counselling room…” information.
  • We’ll then meet for our initial session – with you sending the remainder of the fee prior to this session.
  • Should the session suggest to us that continuing to work together would be helpful, we’ll arrange further weekly sessions (usually the same day and time, but there may sometimes some flexibility on this), bringing our work to a close when we’re done sufficiently for the relationship to continue alone.

Information Asked For.

In the contact form you will find I’m asking for every partner who will be attending therapy (names, age, gender ID, telephone numbers and email addresses). This is so that I can reply to everyone participating in therapy, simultaneously

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

If there’s a problem for you with this approach (e.g. because of a domestic abuse situation) then I will understand if you wish to contact me without your partner(s) knowing, but you and I will figure out a way to bring your partner(s) up to speed with what has been spoken about in order for us to participate in counselling together.

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

Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg)
Member of the National Counselling Society
Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union

Arranging your First Counselling Session.

Which service are you applying for:

    Couple Contact Form

    Waiting lists are available for unavailable times.

    Jurisdiction / Remote Counselling: Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg) works within the United Kingdom and British law would apply to our contracted therapy work. If you are not currently residing within the British Isles or you are not a British Citizen (living abroad) it is possible that Dean may not be able to work with you via Zoom/Skype etc due to restrictions in your country. Get in contact anyway and we can discuss possibilities…

    About You…

    Full Name (required):

    Age:

    Helps confirm I'm suitably qualified for your relationship.

    Gender:

    Helps me address you correctly.

    Email (required):

    I will email both you and your partner simultaneously.

    Mobile number (required):

    Will be used only in emergencies.

    NB: I ask for the information above so I know whom I'm talking with…

    About Your Partner…

    Full Name (required):

    Age:

    Helps confirm I'm suitably qualified for your relationship.

    Gender:

    Helps me address your partner correctly.

    Email (required):

    I will email both your partner and you simultaneously.

    Mobile number (required):

    Will be used only in emergencies.

    NB: If you omit your partner's details I will not be able to respond to your enquiry…

    Your Location(s) - town/city plus country (required):

    Preferred Appointment Days and Times (required):
     - see available appointments (below)

    Preferred Video Medium (required):
      - note that Google Meet is limited to 60 minutes.

    What are you both seeking from my counselling service (required):

    **In your summary (above) include:   What's happening that you'd like to discuss in counselling?   How you imagine counselling will help you.   What outcome(s) are you & your partner looking for by the end of our work?  Providing such information helps me understand if I'm offering the service you're looking for, and I can advise you appropriately if I'm not.

    Keep your summary to a maximum of three paragraphs - and remember that email is not a confidential form of communication (please don't breach anyone's privacy nor risk your own; see About Electronic Messaging Privacy).

    Finally, before sending your message, please check that:-

    Read about beginning counselling… (new window)
    Read about fees… (new window)
    Read about Video Counselling… (new window)

    IMPORTANT: JUNK EMAIL / Microsoft EMail Users: (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Exchange etc) please check your JUNK folder for my reply. Microsoft mail servers regularly misunderstand our correspondence as being from an unsolicited sender and (when doing so) often place my replies into your Junk folder. To try to stop this from happening, add the domain: lgbtcouplecounselling.co.uk to your SAFE SENDERS list (see "Marking Email as Not Spam" for more information).

      Group Contact Form

      Waiting lists are available for unavailable times.

      Jurisdiction / Remote Counselling: Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg) works within the United Kingdom and British law would apply to our contracted therapy work. If you are not currently residing within the British Isles or you are not a British Citizen (living abroad) it is possible that Dean may not be able to work with you via Zoom/Skype etc due to restrictions in your country. Get in contact anyway and we can discuss possibilities…

      About You…

      Full Name (required):

      Age:

      Helps confirm I'm suitably qualified for your group.

      Gender:

      Helps me address you correctly.

      Email (required):

      I will email you and your partners simultaneously.

      Mobile number (required):

      Will be used only in emergencies.

      About Your Partner(s)…

      Group Members (required):
      Use this box to list each person who will be attending group therapy (one person per line). Format: "name / email / age / gender-id". For example:-

      John Smith / johnsmith@email.com / 38 / male
      Alec Smith / alexsmith@email.com / 37 / gender-agnostic

      Important: I must have everyone's contact details as I will be replying to everyone simultaneously.

      Your Location(s) - town/city plus country (required):

      Preferred Appointment Days and Times (required) - see available appointments (below):

      Preferred Video Medium (required):
      NB Google Meet is limited to 60 minutes.

      What are you seeking from my counselling service? (required):

      **In your description (above) include:   What's happening that you'd like to discuss in counselling?   How your group imagines counselling will help.   What outcome(s) are you all hoping for by the end of our work?  Such information helps me understand if I'm offering the service you're looking for, and I can advise you appropriately if I'm not.

      Please keep your summary to a maximum of three paragraphs - and remember that email is not a confidential form of communication (please don't breach anyone's privacy nor risk your own; see About Electronic Messaging Privacy).

      Finally, before sending your message, please check that:-

      Read about beginning counselling… (new window)
      Read about fees… (new window)
      Read about Video Counselling… (new window)

      IMPORTANT: JUNK EMAIL / Microsoft EMail Users: (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Exchange etc) please check your JUNK folder for my reply. Microsoft mail servers regularly misunderstand our correspondence as being from an unsolicited sender and (when doing so) often place my replies into your Junk folder. To try to stop this from happening, add the domain: lgbtcouplecounselling.co.uk to your SAFE SENDERS list (see "Marking Email as Not Spam" for more information).

        Individual Contact Form

        Waiting lists are available for unavailable times.

        Jurisdiction / Remote Counselling: Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg) works within the United Kingdom and British law would apply to our contracted therapy work. If you are not currently residing within the British Isles or you are not a British Citizen (living abroad) it is possible that Dean may not be able to work with you via Zoom/Skype etc due to restrictions in your country. Get in contact anyway and we can discuss possibilities…

        Full Name (required):

        Age:

        Helps confirm I'm suitably qualified for your counselling.

        Gender:

        Helps me address you correctly.

        Email (required):

        Mobile number (required):

        Will be used only in emergencies.

        Your Location(s) - town/city plus country (required):

        Preferred Appointment Days and Times (required) - see available appointments (below):

        Preferred Video Medium (required):
        NB Google Meet is limited to 60 minutes.

        What are you seeking from my counselling service? (required):

        **In your description (above) include:   What's happening that you'd like to discuss in counselling?   How you imagine counselling will help you.   What outcome(s) are you hoping for by the end of our work?  Such information helps me understand if I'm offering the service you're looking for, and I can advise you appropriately if I'm not.

        Please keep your summary to a maximum of three paragraphs - and remember that email is not a confidential form of communication (please don't breach anyone's privacy nor risk your own; see About Electronic Messaging Privacy).

        Finally, before sending your message, please check that:-

        Read about beginning counselling… (new window)
        Read about fees… (new window)
        Read about Video Counselling… (new window)

        IMPORTANT: JUNK EMAIL / Microsoft EMail Users: (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Exchange etc) please check your JUNK folder for my reply. Microsoft mail servers regularly misunderstand our correspondence as being from an unsolicited sender and (when doing so) often place my replies into your Junk folder. To try to stop this from happening, add the domain: lgbtcouplecounselling.co.uk to your SAFE SENDERS list (see "Marking Email as Not Spam" for more information).

        Available Appointments

        Counselling Appointments available by Next Week. I am available: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: noon to 8:50pm (last appointment 8pm). Also available Friday afternoon & evening for established (polyamorous) groups. You are welcome to select your preferred appointment day(s) and time(s), keeping in mind that this is a weekly commitment. Once we've agreed on a date and time, this appointment will be reserved for you until the end of our work (or unless we agree a change).

        Couple & Individual Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
        Click to go to HavantCounselling.com
        Monday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
         Information: a new afternoon appointment may be available by March
        Tuesday Appointments:Not available
        Wednesday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
         Information: new afternoon & evening appointments may be available by March
        Thursday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)
         Information: a new 7pm appointment may becoming available by late March
        Friday Appointments:Not available
        Weekend Appointments:Not available
        Polyamorous Group Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
        Friday Appointments:Waiting list (contact me to discuss)

         

        Couple & Individual Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
        Visit HavantCounselling.com
        Mon:Waiting List (contact me)
         Information: a new afternoon appointment may be available by March
        Tue:Not Available
        Wed:7pm
         Information: new afternoon & evening appointments may be available by March
        Thu:Waiting List (contact me)
         Information: a new 7pm appointment may becoming available by late March
        Fri:Not Available
        W/E:Not Available
        Polyamorous Group Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
        Fri:Waiting List (contact me)

        About These Appointments…

        Popular Counselling Appointments are chosen firstRED APPOINTMENTS are most popular - they are regularly the first to go.
        Book your Counselling Appointment todayBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT: [Click for my Contact Form] …
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        Counselling Appointments Available

        Waiting lists are available for unavailable times.

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        Appointments are weekly: same time, same day, same location, same counsellor.

        We work for as long as we all think it's helpful, or for an agreed number of sessions if preferred.

        Once you've decided on a date and time, this session is yours for as long as you need it. Your appointment time will not be offered to anyone else.

        You pay for sessions weekly (cash, cheque, credit card, debit card).

        To end counselling: it is preferable to bring up thoughts about ending rather than attending a session and declaring, "I'm ending today." This is because the desire to end can sometimes be a mask for something else, such as fear, inability to be angry, acting out abandonment, and so on.

        When we've agreed on an end date, counselling sessions come to a close as planned.

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        Be Notified when new Appointments become Available

          Free Notifications!

          Are your preferred appointments not available? Register now (below) to receive a free notification when they are…

          Your full name:

          Your email address:

          Your age:
          Confirms I'm suitable for your
          relationship.

          Your gender:
          Helps me address you correctly

          Note that you're supplying just one contact name, right now.
          When an appointment becomes available Dean will email this contact asking for the full contact form to be completed ASAP. This is how we will engage in starting our therapy contract.

          Your Location(s):
          Town/city plus country (required for jurisdiction of my practice)

          Days/times you prefer:
          Sessions begin on the hour. Mon/Thu: 5pm‑8pm, Wed: noon‑4pm

          What type of counselling:

          Brief description of what you're looking for from counselling:
          This helps me flag where another counsellor would be a better match for you.

          Important: Counselling Services are via video only (Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop etc); I have no plans to resume in-person counselling services. Your email addresses will only be used to send you newly available appointment information. When an appointment becomes available you will receive an email on behalf of your relationship and will be invited to complete the full contact form. Your subscription lasts for up to two months, after which it expires automatically (no need to unsubscribe).

          Planned Breaks.

          The following table lists the dates of my planned breaks this year (i.e. when I am not available).

          • Monday 14th February 2022 to Sunday 20th February 2022 (7 days).
          • Monday 4th April 2022 to Sunday 10th April 2022 (7 days).
          • Friday 15th April 2022 to Monday 18th April 2022 (4 days).
          • Monday 2nd May 2022 to Sunday 8th May 2022 (7 days).
          • Thursday 2nd June 2022 to Sunday 12th June 2022 (11 days).
          • Monday 11th July 2022 to Sunday 31st July 2022 (21 days).
          • Monday 29th August 2022 to Sunday 4th September 2022 (7 days).
          • Monday 10th October 2022 to Sunday 16th October 2022 (7 days).
          • Monday 14th November 2022 to Sunday 20th November 2022 (7 days).
          • Monday 19th December 2022 to Friday 6th January 2023 (19 days).

          iCal Subscription

          You can incorporate Dean's planned breaks (setting alerts etc) into your personal, online calendar (GMail, Outlook, iCloud Calendar etc) by using the iCal protocol.

          iCal URL: https://iCounsellor.co.uk/iCounsellorBreaks.ical

          Example using Google Calendar…

          • Go to your Google Calendar.
          • Under the section Other Calendars click the + button (titled: Add other calendars).
          • Select From URL.
          • Enter this URL: https://iCounsellor.co.uk/iCounsellorBreaks.ical
          • Click Add calendar.
           

          After a few seconds Google will display "Calendar Added". You may now exit out of Settings back to your calendars to see that Dean's planned breaks have been added to your calendar. You may also customise the new calendar's colours, name, alert settings (etc) if your calendar app allows.