Richard Cooling

Adv Dip, PG Dip, MBACP

Welcome, I am a professional counsellor and integrative therapist offering private sessions in York and Wetherby. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis to help with a range of issues.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email.

07799 495140

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Therapy Sessions

I work from two comfortable rooms in my private practice, either on Wetherby High Street or at Clifton Moor in York.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50 each. They usually take place on a weekly basis at an agreed time and location.

The number of sessions will vary from person to person. You may be looking for 10 sessions of counselling to address a specific problem, whilst others may use therapy over a number of months to explore more complex issues. I will discuss this with you when we first meet and throughout our work together.

How can I help

I have extensive experience in helping people through personal difficulties, with the skills and knowledge to provide support on a variety of issues.

This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever is distressing you, we would work together to make sense of what is happening and look to improve things in your life.

The types of issues we can work on are…

  • Anxiety, depression
  • Stress, self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm, suicidal thoughts
  • Loss, bereavement
  • Anger
  • Bullying, discrimination
  • OCD, panic, phobias
  • Addictions
  • Dissociation
  • Relationship problems, loneliness
  • Feeling lost, confused, unsure of how you feel

About Me

I am an integrative therapist and counsellor drawing upon psychodynamic, person-centred and existential approaches to help with the unique difficulties you are finding in your life.

I mainly work in private practice but have previously been involved in various projects such as coordinating a counselling service at a local charity and tutoring student counsellors to develop their therapeutic skills on a professional training course.

Before my work as a therapist, I had a career as a mental health nurse in the NHS. This involved providing high quality care to people suffering from severe and intense mental distress both in hospital and in the community.

Professional Training in Counselling and Therapy

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
    (2019) CPPD Counselling School, London

Other Related Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    (2012) King’s College London

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology
    (2008) University of Leeds

Registered Body

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Their aims are to ensure its members adhere to an ethical framework, meaning you receive a high standard of counselling or therapy.

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Contact, Location & Fees

If you are looking for therapy or want to know more, please feel free to contact me by phone, email or using the form below and I will get back to you.

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Standard Fee:
£50 per 50 minute session.

Discounted Monthly Fee:
£45 per 50 minute session, if all sessions per month are booked in advance.

I take payment by either card, cash or bank transfer.


I offer counselling in York and Wetherby, on a face to face basis at the following offices.

York Eco Business Centre
Amy Johnson Way
Clifton Moor
YO30 4AG

I work from my York office on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning and Thursday.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23 High Street
LS22 6LR

I work from my Wetherby office on a Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Travel & Accessibility

Free parking is available near both offices. A public car park is three minutes walk from the Wetherby office as well as visitors parking and street parking on Amy Johnson Way for the York office. There are regular bus services to and from the surrounding area in Wetherby and regular services to Clifton Moor from York City Centre when travelling to the York Eco Business Centre.

Both rooms are located on the first floor. In Wetherby the access is via a staircase while for counselling in York there is both a staircase and lift. Please contact me if you have any accessibility requirements in order to attend the sessions.