Richard Mills

therapist

Richard Mills

Therapist, Counsellor, content producer.

About me Richard Mills.

I have been offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals for 20 years, and am a content producer for Save Therapy.

Top priority for me is whether you feel you can talk to me. I meet all sorts of people and I try to help everyone I see feel accepted enough to allow us together to explore whatever needs addressing.

Please feel free to call me first, or just send an email or text.

Continuing Professional Development.

Each year I do various activities that contribute to my continuing professional development. These include one-day seminars or lectures on a whole range of topics to do with therapy and life. I don’t want clutter this page with a long list of what I have done over the last 20 years, but I will mention a couple of highlights:

Two 12-week psychodrama groups in Bradford, with Aggi Jakubska
A one-day psychodrama course with David Brazier
Various seminars at the Harry Guntrip Trust in Leeds, with Ronald Britton, Patrick Casement, Adam Phillips, and many others.

The work I do in co-counselling – both the time I focus on myself and when I teach co-counselling to others – is very important for my ongoing personal development.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first degree is a BA in European Studies, for which I studied French, German, Politics and Economics at Loughborough University (1974 – 1978).

After university I did a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke.

I decided to take a completely different turn in my late 20’s and went to music school in Leeds: I attended Leeds College of Music (1986 – 1989) and took the 3-year degree course in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I had to deal with a life-changing shock during this period, which I won’t go into here. I eventually followed up this course with a one-year jazz course in Wakefield in 2000, and gained a diploma in jazz improvisation. The qualification is called Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Dance. I still play jazz in my leisure time, when I am not doing counselling and psychotherapy.

When I got interested in counselling and therapy in my mid-30’s, I first did a 10-week introductory course(1992), followed by an RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, at the Swarthmore Centre in Leeds (1992 – 1993).

I then trained at Park Lane College for 3 years and gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1993 – 1996).

After that I did another year at Leeds Metropolitan University which converted my diploma into a BSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling (1997 – 1998).

I attained BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accreditation in 1998.

In 1999 I gained a certificate in therapeutic groupwork from Group Analysis North, which was a one-year course (1998 – 1999).

In 2011 I successfully applied for status as Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP.

2014: Certificate in Couples Counselling with Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate number: 6161

Areas of counselling I deal with.
Abortion
Abuse
Addiction(s)
ADHD
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety
Asperger's syndrome
Attachment disorder
Avoidant personality disorder
Bereavement
Binge-eating disorder
Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Bullying
Cancer
Career
Carer support
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Dementia
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Disabilities
Dissociation
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gambling
Gender dysphoria
Generalised anxiety disorder
Hearing voices
Histrionic personality disorder
HIV/AIDS


Hoarding
Infertility
Internet addiction
Learning difficulties
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Psychosis
Redundancy
Relationship issues
Schizoid personality disorder
Schizophrenia
Schizotypal personality disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Self-harm
Separation and divorce
Sex addiction
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Smoking
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Tourette's syndrome
Trauma
Work-related stress

therapist

Contact.

Oakwood House
637 Roundhay Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 4BA

07984 002495 www.richardmills.co.uk