Richard Cooling

I am a professional counsellor offering therapy in Wetherby. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis to help with a range of issues.

If you are looking for some support, please feel free to get in touch using the email or phone number on my Contact Details page.

During the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering both online (Zoom) and face-to-face sessions. Please contact me for more details.

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About Me

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

I offer private therapy sessions from a comfortable room in Wetherby, on the outskirts of Leeds. Over the past three years I have been involved in different organisations and currently work with Wetherby Therapy Rooms and as an Associate Counsellor for Invivo Therapies.

Prior to my counselling career, I was a mental health nurse for the NHS supporting people in hospital and the community. I have the skills and knowledge to support people at times of distress as well as through ongoing difficulties.


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

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    PG Dip (2012) Kings 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). This organisation ensures its members adhere to their 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 persons 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
  • Relationships, loneliness
  • Feeling lost, confused, unsure of how you feel

About Sessions

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

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 Details & Fees

Richard Cooling

If you are looking for therapy and want to know more, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

£40 for a 50 minute session either online or face-to-face.

I currently have free space on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

Being in Therapy
Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
LS22 6LR

I work from a comfortable therapy room on the high street in Wetherby town centre. Free public parking is available three minutes walk away, as is the main Wetherby Bus Station.

During the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering both online (Zoom) and face-to-face sessions. Please contact me for more details.