Location History of LGBT+ Counselling 

LGBT Couple Counselling had been available in multiple locations in the South of England – and exclusively using Internet video – since 2010.

When I established my counselling practice practice I began offering Internet Counselling Services. I specialised in LGBT Couple Partnerships in Long Distance Relationships. I worked with lesbian and gay couples from all over the world (sometimes from a different from me; sometimes from a different from each other). This was a national and international British counselling service!

I became interested in opening my first physical private counselling practice. I was working in a Chichester charity as a fully qualified counsellor (giving my services for free in return for insurance & supervision). It wanted to reach a wider, national audience.

Here you can learn about the history of LGBT Couple Counselling locations in Hampshire, West Sussex, and Dorset. My counselling services continue to reach LGBT relationships across Great Britain via Zoom & Skype.

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Future Locations

We’re not there yet! For transparency, here are pages outlining future plans to open up counselling practices nearer to and exclusively for LGBT Couple & Group Counselling in these regions.

South England Hastings

Counselling with no Journey

Having been practising counselling via Internet video for over 14 years, I use secure, proven video technology to connect with LGBT couples and groups from all over the United Kingdom.

Traveling to your counsellor’s location may be difficult for you due to recent national restrictions.

Real-time video counselling is an ideal solution that you and your partner have not considered before.

Let’s compare some facts about travelling to your face-to-face counsellor’s location versus the benefits of online/video counselling:-

Physical Office Location

When counselling at a counsellor's physical location or office:-

  • You leave home half-an-hour (?) early.
  • You drive to the area, find a parking space, pay for parking, leave the car & walk to the consultation room.
  • You wait in the waiting room (or outside locked gates) until the appointment time.
  • You work for 50 minutes.
  • Finally, you leave the counsellor's office to make the journey back home.

Real-time Video Conferencing

When counselling using real-time video technology:

  • You sit in front of your computer (tablet or smartphone) around 5 minutes before the appointment time.
  • At the session time your video kicks in and the counsellor is there.
  • You work for 50 minutes.
  • At the end you put the kettle on 👍🏻.

 Real-time video counselling means no travel expenses, no parking costs and no (or very little) waiting time.

How a Car Rental Service changed a Counsellor’s Perception

While some people are hesitant to use Zoom, Skype or Google Meet, once the conversation starts you forget about the technology.

Once Upon a Time in Las Vegas 🚗💨

In 2010, I travelled to the United States for a vacation. When my plane touched down in Las Vegas, I went to the car rental agency to pick up a car from the airport location. People in line ahead of me were being directed to various cubicles to speak with a rental agent. When I got to the front of the line, I was directed to a machine that had a screen, a camera, and a keyboard. “Where was the agent?” I wondered.

 

The screen sprung into life and a mature American woman appeared on screen. She gave a cheery “Hi there!”. I could tell she that was in her home because of the view behind her. She explained how she would guide me through the hiring process step by step. She’d ask me some questions, I’d scan some documents & parts of my passport, and occasionally type on the keyboard. We were complete within 5 minutes and she released the car keys to me. All done!

Whilst I was a little nervous with this process (I’d never worked with a remove video agent before) the woman was clearly experienced and friendly. Despite the fact that she was not physically present, her personality and assurance were reassuring.

This experience made me wonder if I could use video technology to reach a larger audience with my counselling practice. After extensive research, I established one of the UK’s first Skype Couple Counselling services. Within the first month, I was working on several cases involving couples in long-distance relationships..

Make an informed decision.

Trust upon Dean’s experience with Video Technology and see if you and your partner(s) can enjoy the benefits of Remote, Real-time Video Counselling.

Real-time Video Counselling

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).

You might be trying to locate a counselling practice you can drive to.

Centred around Portsmouth to Southampton to Petersfield (Hampshire) and as far east as Chichester (West Sussex). Dean Richardson MNCS(Accred/Reg) set up physical location private practices to cater for the local needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and mix-sexuality couples in the local region. Couples and intimate groups found what they needed at one of his private practices.

 

Reaching a Wider UK Audience

Dean is a Specialist Video (Zoom & Skype) Counsellor. Many counsellors added a Video Service to their portfolio during the recent crisis. Dean has been using video conferencing technology to engage with LGBT/QIA+ couples & groups for more than 14 years! This is a significant expertise over this length of time.

Dean reaches a wide audience across the United Kingdom for all gay, lesbian, bisexual & asexual couple and group relationships.

When you’re tired of searching Google for a “couple counsellor near me” or “LGBT counselling”,  consider Dean’s professional, real-time webcam services. Stop struggling to find a local therapist that fits your specific relationship needs… 100s of couples have already done so successfully.

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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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