About Me

Richard Cooling

MBACP, Adv Dip, PG Dip

Registered, qualified, professional counsellor and integrative therapist

Qualifications and Experience

I have a career in helping people through difficult experiences. Being professionally trained and having worked in a range of supportive roles, I guide people through difficult and challenging times.

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

Therapeutic Approach

Finding the right person to talk to, is always the most important part of any therapy process. There are many different titles for professionals out there from counsellors and therapists to psychotherapists and psychologists.

I am a counsellor and integrative therapist which means I work by listening and talking through issues with people. I draw upon different theories to help support you and integrate psychodynamic, person-centred and existential approaches in my work. This creates a therapeutic process that is tailored specifically to you and your needs.

British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy

One of the ways you can decide on a therapist, is to see if they belong to a professional body. This demonstrates they have undergone a certain level of training and study to support and help people.

I’ve qualified with an accredited British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy (BACP) course, now working as a registered member of the BACP. This means I adhere to their ethical framework and attained a required standard of practice to support you.

Professional Career And Experience

I’ve developed my private practice over the past four years, offering a therapeutic space for individuals at my offices or online. I offer a individualised therapy service focusing on your specific needs and drawing upon a varied range of experience.

I began my career supporting young people who had challenging thoughts, such as hallucinations or delusions, as well as adults who had experienced various forms of brain injury. This lead on to my passion for supporting people with other difficulties, as I trained as a mental health nurse and working in the NHS. I spent time in various roles supporting people through quite distressing and dark times in their lives, whether that be in mental health hospitals or through recovery in their own homes.

Over the years this passion has been focused and tuned in to working more therapeutically with individuals, leading to my training as a counsellor and integrative therapist.

Being a therapist has allowed me to be involved in many exciting projects and enabled me to work with some interesting organisations. Examples of these has been coordinating a counselling service at a local charity as well as aiding student counsellors develop their therapeutic skills while on a professional training course. I’m always interested in expanding the breath of therapeutic work I do and keen to get involved in local projects.

York and Wetherby

I work from two comfortable rooms in my private practice. One on Wetherby High Street and the other at Clifton Moor in York


Initial appointments and ongoing therapy sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes. I also offer reduced rates if you are able to commit to weekly sessions over the month


I welcome the opportunity to explain more about how I work with anyone. Call or email me with anything you’re wondering about and I’d be pleased to help