RISCHENDA POULSON PSYCHOTHERAPY WELCOMES YOU
Quality Care You Can Count On
My aim is to raise awareness and silence the stigma around mental health. I have substantial experience of working therapeutically with individuals and groups across a wide range of clinical settings in the NHS and private sectors; I offer consultative mental health seminars, workshops and group/individual sessions, tailored to the unique needs of the individual or corporation. I seek to deliver an excellent level of service to my clients - with treatment aiming to facilitate a journey of personal empowerment, holistic well-being and authentic communication.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
I work as a private consultative psychotherapist and as a locum within the NHS. Alongside my clinical work, I lecture in psychotherapy to undergraduate level and run a range of mental health workshops and seminars in corporate settings.
I have worked as a group psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital, running mixed group sessions as well as coordinating their stress management programme. I also have many years experience working within palliative care - providing psychological support to patients and carers through treatment, terminal illness and bereavement. I have delivered a series of training workshops within the NHS, covering the impact of long term health physical health conditions upon psychological wellbeing.
Communication breakdown with your partner? Mismatched sex drives? Looking to save your relationship or part ways amicably? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Couples Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I work with a range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, abuse, addiction, relationship breakdown, separation/divorce, family issues, low self esteem, stress, phobias, loss and bereavement.
I run a range of mental health seminars and workshops across corporate settings and workplaces. My areas of expertise are stress management, authenticity and effective communication, resilience and innovative leadership. Get in touch today for more information; seminars and workshops can be tailored to your specific requirements.
I have many years experience of being a tutor in counselling from the introductory levels to undergraduate study. I specialise in Petruska Clarkson’s Five Relationship Model - integrating Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Transpersonal theory. Get in touch today to see how I may support you on your journey through counselling/psychotherapy training.
“I have been amazed at how much this has helped me. I was in such a bad place and now feel I can face everything. Thank you”
MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
What Makes Me Stand Out
PRIVATE CONSULTATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST MBACP
NHS PRIMARY CARE COUNSELLOR
MENTAL HEALTH TRAINER AND COORDINATOR
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY TUTOR AND MENTOR
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION LAST?
Therapy sessions will last for one hour.
Duration of workshops, seminars and tutorials are negotiable upon request.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Individual therapy: From £75 per session.
Couples therapy: From £130 per session.
Tutorial and mentoring support: From £70 per session.
Workshops and seminars: fees are negotiated at time of contract.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE?
This is a good question. There is no set answer. I can work within a set time frame according to your own needs and preferences, or therapy can be open ended with regular reviews and space to explore your feelings about the process.
DO SESSIONS HAVE TO BE IN PERSON?
Sessions can be face-to-face from my private consultation room in Farnham, over the phone or via video-call through a secure platform.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
From the point of your enquiry, we can arrange a time to have an initial, free of charge conversation to discuss your presenting needs. Your first psychotherapy session will include a thorough risk assessment and formulation of a treatment plan.
HOW DOES TALKING THERAPY WORK?
We have an innate need to tell our story; sometimes life may feel overwhelming due to a specific trauma, or an on-going sense of inner tension/unease that is hard to explain or understand. Research has proven that exploring and re-processing these feelings in a genuine and confidential therapeutic space can shift and adapt critical neural networks - leading to a more authentic, positive and fulfilled way of being.
CLINICAL EXCELLENCE GUARANTEED
Upholding Ethical and Accountable Practice
I am a fully qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Membership number 164825
My practice is underpinned by the BACP Ethical Framework (available at www.bacp.co.uk).
I hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. From your initial enquiry, your personal information will be stored securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) complying with GDPR (2018) regulations.