Individual and couple counselling
Hello, my name is Roberta Richmond and I have been a practising counsellor for the past 15 years, managing one of Belfast's largest counselling charities and a team of 30 counsellors. I am committed to providing counselling and coaching in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Many of us have times in our lives when things seem too much, and we feel overwhelmed, with difficulty coping. If you’re reading this, you may be at that point yourself, and thinking about having some counselling. You may have hit a difficult patch in your relationship and are looking for someone to help you and your partner sort things out, or you might be wondering whether you have a future together. Whatever your motivation, starting counselling is a big step to take, and it’s important for you to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
How I work
I really want to make you feel at ease, so that you can use our therapy sessions to talk about whatever you need to. This means I’ll be listening carefully to what you tell me, and gradually helping you to make sense of what you’re feeling. If we can understand ourselves better, we can find we have more choices about how to behave in our lives.
In my work with couples, I encourage them to speak freely and openly, as calmly and gently as possible. All couples disagree about things, and that need not matter, if we can disagree in a healthy way. It’s often helpful to think about how we express ourselves with our partner, the tone of voice, as well as the words we use, and to consider how we could best explain our point of view so that our partner can actually hear, and engage with, whatever we need them to know.
I have helped individuals with a wide range of issues, including anger management, depression, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, low self-esteem and abuse, and in my couples counselling sessions I provide a safe space for people to talk through their difficulties. I've taken additional training and have qualifications, as well as extensive experience in -
How to find me
I have comfortable counselling rooms in Belfast and Holywood, both venues are light and discreet and have nearby convenient parking.
How to contact me
If you would like to speak to me in person, please call 07544623525 and leave me a message. Alternatively you could email me. I try to respond to messages within 24 hours, and am usually able to arrange a counselling appointment within a few days of you contacting me.
My practice is within easy reach of Belfast and North Down.