Originating in Portsmouth & Chichester

From Portsmouth to Petersfield, as far west as Southampton and far East as Chichester, LGBTCoupleCounselling.co.uk was set up originally to provide distinctly helpful LGBT Therapy Services that covered Hampshire and West Sussex counties. Offering Real-time Video Therapy to Gay & Lesbian Couples and Polyamorous Groups by the local, specialist counsellor with an exceptional 21 years experience.

This therapy service is now available to all citizens in all regions of the United Kingdom, over the Internet.

Video on your PC

Desktop computers, Macbooks, laptops  & Chromebooks can all run Video Conference Apps.

Desktop computers & laptops are the most popular device

You may configure your screen to have everyone appear in front of you, or have just the current speaker appear.


Smartphone Therapy

Many couples and groups use their smartphones to communicate with their therapist. Video therapy works nicely with smartphones.

One option for dealing with a small screen is to have the current speaker’s video appear on your phone. As each individual speaks, this automatically switches.


Tablet Compatible

Your tablet will operate with Video Therapy just as well as a laptop or smartphone if you have a solid data connection.

The additional screen real-estate gives you additional configuration choices.

A tablet may require its own stand so that you do not have to hold it for more than 50 minutes.

Payable Online

You pay for your therapy session before the appointment.

You can pay securely with your credit or debit card, or use your banking app to make a BACS payment.

Payments are instant & reach your therapist within a few minutes.

Compare National Therapy Prices

Example Therapy Fees throughout UK

Fees for private therapy sessions vary wildly across Great Britain.

As someone using video to access your therapist, you have a much wider selection of therapists to choose from.

You don’t have to pick a therapist who is local to you. If another therapist within the UK offers the same quality & service of therapy*, and is charging less-per-session than someone closer to you, this seems like it might be something you could consider as a plus.

London British CBT Counselling Service£135 (Video).
One Therapy (London)£130 (Couples).
The School of Live£100
Tavistock Relationships (London)Approx £80 (aka £2 per £1,000 of shared gross income).
Edinburgh Therapy£85-£100
Counselling Edinburgh£80
YorkshireVarious services ranging from £45 to £120
WalesVarious services ranging from £70  to £170 (fortnightly).
Northern Ireland£55.

Prices correct as of March 2021 independent research. Prices highlighted in red are more expensive than services offered by LGBTCoupleCounselling.co.uk.

*Learn about LGBTCoupleCounselling.co.uk’s therapist, Dean Richardson, and his experience, qualifications & practice by clicking the button below 👇🏻


How Real-time Video Therapy Sessions Work

Sessions are overseen by a fully qualified and experienced therapist who has been in practice for 21 years and has 13 year s of video therapy expertise.

The couple or group will know (a) the costs of each session, (b) the day and hour of each planned session, and (c) the video app specifics after they have agreed to contract for video therapy.

They will have received a URL that connects to each session, a unique meeting ID or an other identifier.

Beginning Each Session

When it’s time for your session, you’ll sit in front of your personal video device, plug in your earbuds, and launch the video conference programme (Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, AN Other…).

When the therapy session begins, your therapist will connect to the session and, depending on the service being used:-

  • Will bring in each participant from the waiting room (Zoom).
  • Will connect to the parties already joining the session (Skype, Google Meet).

There may be an initial check that everyone can see everyone else (Skype sometimes struggles to connect everyone’s video and audio successfully).

Once everyone is connected the couple or group are invited to present what they wish to focus upon that session.

The couple/group then begin to outline the difficulties around this topic with the therapist facilitating the session.

Real-time Video Therapy

Which Service suits your Needs?

LGBT Couples Therapy

A gay male couple, lesbian couple or mixed-sexuality couple get to discuss problems in their relationship in couple therapy.

LGBT Group Polyamory/Non-monogamy Therapy

A gay male group, lesbian group or mixed-sexuality group get to discuss problems in their relationship in group therapy.

LGBT Sexual Engagement Therapy

An LGBTQ+ Individual Couple or Group get to discuss and work-through difficulties regarding sexual engagement and/or sexual identification.

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!

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