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Skype / Zoom Video Counselling

Private Counselling over Zoom and Skype - July 2021: During our national emergency, my contribution was to offer 14 years experience of Zoom & Skype Remote Counselling, suspending face-to-face sessions, and making more appointments available. As we move out of Lockdown I'll continue offering national video counselling, helping us to transition back (Video/Webcam Counselling Details).

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…)
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Monday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Tuesday Appointments:Not available
Wednesday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Thursday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm
Friday Appointments:Not available
Weekend Appointments:Not available
Polyamorous Group Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
Friday Appointments:12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm


Couple & Individual Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
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Mon:1pm, 2pm or 6pm
Tue:Not Available
Wed:1pm or 3pm
Thu:1pm or 3pm
Fri:Not Available
W/E:Not Available
Polyamorous Group Video Counselling (Zoom,Skype…)
Fri:1pm, 2pm, 6pm or 7pm

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NOTICE: Dean is not available from Friday 2nd July to Sunday 25th July (inclusive), though he may still be available to respond to enquiries and emails.

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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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    Planned Breaks.

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

    • Friday 2nd July 2021 to Sunday 25th July 2021 (24 days).
    • Friday 27th August 2021 to Sunday 5th September 2021 (10 days).
    • Friday 15th October 2021 to Sunday 24th October 2021 (10 days).
    • Friday 10th December 2021 to Sunday 2nd January 2022 (24 days).

    Unlimited or Set Number of Counselling Sessions


    NHS facilities and some mental health charities offer you a limited or set number of sessions. The limit may be around 6 or 12 sessions. Sometimes this may mean you will end counselling before your full requirements are addressed.

    Dean effective therapy approach comes from his private practice. He asks you to commit to a regular, weekly attendance. The number of sessions available to you has no artificial limit. You can attend for as long, or short, as therapy is helping.

    When our counselling work is established, you may like to discuss setting number of sessions. This can help with budgeting, availability, new matters coming into the counselling, or other matters. We will discuss possibilities before changes were put in place so that everyone is happy.

    Primarily, as your distinct relationship, the therapeutic needs of the couple are of great concern. Financial matters are important, and we can amply deal with those.

    Gay Counsellor available on Zoom

    About Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg)

    You could choose any counsellor…

    Given that this will be the most intimate and vulnerable you could be with your partner(s), you would want a talented professional whose expertise you can trust. Your couple or group relationship will be in good hands with Dean. He works from Great Britain, is Independent of "box 'em/shift 'e" organisations. He identifies as a gay couple counsellor. He is easily payable in pounds sterling! Dean already had an impressive 14 years actual video webcam experience way before the first British emergency began (did you notice other counsellors suddenly adding a video option to their portfolio?! 🤔).

    What makes Dean a Distinct Counsellor

    • Dean is sensitive and effective to your sexuality / gender-identity and intimate ways of relating to each other.
    • You'll discover quickly that Dean is an informed member of your own community.
    • Dean demonstrates adept skills with lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, mixed sexuality and same-or-mixed gender relationships. He avoids the role of an "all-knowing expert";  experts don't learn & respond, they instruct!
    • Dean speaks plain English (and can swear like a virtuoso if you like, or not at all if you prefer). He works cooperatively with your relationship (no unnecessary silence, or just "hmms...").
    • Dean is proud to be an accredited member of The National Counselling Society. Accreditation is a valued recognition, originally awarded 12 years ago from another professional body. Accreditation usefully validates a counsellor's substantial experience and attention to ethical practice. Dean is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union of Great Britain.
    If all that hits the mark… then you'd probably like to meet with the Online Gay Relationship Counsellor Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg) for LGBT/QIA+ yourself.

    Specialist in LGBT/QIA+ Relationships

    Dean focuses on LGBT/QIA+ relationships as a specialty in therapy. He works with individuals, couples and small groups. Plus, he's qualified to a postgraduate level (Chichester PG Diploma in Psychodynamic/Systemic Couple Counselling, IGA National Foundation in Group Counselling) as a private practice counsellor*.

    (*Note: not all counsellors, particularly those who are commonly qualified in Individual Counselling, have such specific qualifications for working with couples or groups. Nor do they have therapeutic relationship experience. Such counsellors may try, perhaps out of misplaced goodwill, to employ "individual" techniques but will find they are ineffective. This is simply because your relationship is not part of their primary theoretical framework nor rationale. A couple is not "individual-counselling-multiplied-by-two!" Remember to always ask your potential counsellor: "what qualifies you to work with our relationship?" and trust your instincts based on the responses you hear).

    Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society
    Member of the British Psychotherapy and Counselling Union
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    Private Relationship Counselling exclusively for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Mixed & Queer Couples and Established Polyamorous Groups - serving locations in and around central Havant, Petersfield to Waterlooville, Cosham to Portsmouth & Southsea, Southampton to Chichester, Fareham to Gosport, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Westbourne, Rowland's Castle, stretching westwards to Bournemouth and eastwards towards Brighton & Hove. For local residents anywhere in between and regularly further afield!

    Got a Question about Counselling?

    Don't Hold Back… if you have a question about counselling for gay / lesbian / bisexual couples & groups, or want to ask about making a first counselling appointment, you're welcome to get in contact to discuss your needs.