Richard Cooling

BSc (Hons), PG Dip, Adv Dip, MBACP

Welcome, I am a professional counsellor offering private therapy sessions in Wetherby and York. 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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I work from two comfortable rooms in my private practice, one at the York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare and the other at Wetherby Therapy Rooms. I have extensive experience in helping people through personal difficulties, with the skills and knowledge to provide support on a variety of different issues.

My background involves various projects helping people access counselling services and other appropriate therapeutic support. Before training as a counsellor, I also worked as a mental health nurse in the NHS and private hospitals.


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

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

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

Registered Body

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

Counselling & Therapy

I offer a safe space to explore personal and emotional problems. I work at a person’s own pace to help them understand their difficulties and change things for the better.

This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, 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
  • Self-harm, suicidal thoughts
  • Loss, bereavement
  • Anger
  • Bullying, discrimination
  • OCD, panic, phobias
  • Addictions
  • Trauma, dissociation
  • Relationship problems, loneliness
  • Feeling lost, confused, unsure of how you feel

About Sessions

Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at an agreed time and location, usually on a weekly basis.

It can be hard to predict how long therapy may last. Some people want six sessions of counselling to address a specific problem, whilst others 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.

Therapeutic Approach

There are many different “types” of therapy, but they all share the aim of helping people through personal difficulties. If you are new to therapy, please feel free to get in touch and I can explain in more detail, what I can offer.

If you are familiar with therapy and looking for a certain type of approach, I work as an integrative counsellor that draws upon relational, person-centred, transactional analysis, gestalt, psychodynamic and existential theories.

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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Each session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £45.

Sessions are offered on a face-to-face basis only.

Location & Availability

Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
LS22 6LR

I am currently fully booked in Wetherby.

Availability updated on: 10/8/22

York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare
296 Tadcaster Road
YO24 1ET

I am currently fully booked in York.

Availability updated on: 28/6/2022

Travel & Accessibility

Both locations have free parking. This is onsite at the York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare and at a local public car park three minutes walk away from Wetherby Therapy Rooms. Each venue also has regular bus services to and from the surrounding area.

At both venues, the rooms are located on the first floor and accessed via stairs. Please contact me if you have any accessibility requirements in order to attend the sessions.