Richards Issues Page

Below are just a very small selection of the issues people have brought and worked through with our therapists. We have 30 therapists and counsellors who work with us, all of which have specialist expertise in different areas.

Please click on the issue of interest for further information. If your specific issue is not listed here, please contact us for advice. We’re here to help.

ISSUES

Abuse Client Comments  
Addiction Client Comments Article
Anger Management Client Comments Article
Anxiety Client Comments Article
Bereavement & Loss Client Comments Article
Couples Client Comments Article
Depression Client Comments Article
Sex Therapy Client Comments  
Relationships Client Comments  
Sexuality Client Comments  
All Issues Client Comments  

How Clear Do I Need To Be ?
Often we can’t put our finger on what’s wrong, but are just feeling generally down, miserable and lacking any get up and go. Sometimes clients arrive with an unresolved problem but then discover it is a symptom of something deeper that is really causing the distress. It usually feels helpful to put your finger on the problem.

Our therapists are very experienced & approachable and are used to tracking down and working with any `undercover` issues that may be trying to keep out of sight. This means they are used to working with most emotional issues which arise as we grapple with life.

Examples of where a session might start and where we might end:-.

Three examples of clients presenting with anger issues.

1. Client arrived full of frustration and uncontained anger that was spilling onto family, work and few remaining friends. A punch bag helped to release and express some of the anger and then highlight a big unaddressed loss that was sitting inside the client. It was a very significant past bereavement which for understandable reasons had never been dealt with at the time but which left them with considerable forgotten hurt and frustration. Once the loss was worked through with their therapist, their life was totally transformed – as were the lives of their family, work colleagues and friends.

2. Anger into Tears: Another person had been badly treated but didn’t have the words or knowledge to say what they needed, so felt resentful at everybody, loosing their temper at friends and family. They didn’t like what they were doing but felt helpless to change.
As they were helped to uncover the hidden words & feelings, which they had never used, the anger was replaced with tears that led to some remarkable family scenes of reconnection. This proved life changing and a wonderful blessing for the present and future lives of the client’s children.

3. A third person had been treated badly but had avoided challenging the this treatment. They were supported in finding their confidence to face up to the person involved. They found a positive & creative way of addressing it with the other person. This enabled them to by stand up for themselves and restore their own self esteem – without feeling the need to be brutal or heavy handed or causing a negative reaction.

We are pleased that people from all walks of life come to the Centre, with a wide range of needs and hopefully receive a wide range of benefits. Coming regularly, being committed to the therapy and trying your best to complete any homework agreed with the therapist, will make a big difference.

In order for you to get the most from your session we do need you to arrive free from the influence of drugs and alcohol so if you are actively using you may be better approaching a specialist agency for specific help.