Richard Mason Smith - Counsellor
Richard is an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, qualifying with a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Warwick.
Richard has a keen interest in bereavement, grief, trauma, end of life, terminal illness, contact work/pre-therapy and working with people with impairments and disabilities of all ages – both individually and in groups. Richard is a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and also adopts other approaches including mindfulness and emotion card therapy.
Richard has extensive experience in counselling, and he continues to volunteer at one of his work placements from his degree course; John Taylor Hospice as one of their bereavement and end of life counsellors and is very proud to be a part of the team.
Using his practical experience working with a variety of individuals from many different cultures and backgrounds, Richard works for the Police Firearms Officers Association (PFOA) well-being support programme as a support line Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Richard is also very privileged and honored to work with clients of The Victim Support Homicide Service – clients who are suffering with very traumatic losses and experiences in their lives, mostly due to being victims of murder or manslaughter.
Richard also regularly speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the midlands to help raise the profile of counselling and to keep in touch with the latest thinking.
To find out more about Richard’s story, please click here to read his short blog – What it means to be a counsellor.