My Story / Professional Training and Qualifications
You may want to know a little about me.
My name is Richard Caldwell and I am a partner of City and West Therapy Ltd.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)*, and with my knowledge and experience I can provide a warm, safe environment and an approach that is simple and down to earth.
I come from an earlier career in the travel industry which has given me a significant insight in to different cultures and religions, and has allowed me to gain a broad experience of life and it's demands. This I feel is important in order to engage with this fast, and sometimes chaotic, modern world we live in.
Professional Training and Qualifications...
BACP* Certificate of Proficiency (Registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
(Training towards) Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate
I also continue professional development within the psychotherapeutic work, by attending workshops, conferences and seminars.
In addition to this, I attend twice monthly clinical supervision.
Further Specialist Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Safeguarding Adults Level 1, 2 & 3
Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 & 3
HM Government Prevent Duty (safeguarding vulnerable people from being radicalised)
MIND workshop entitled "Narcissism & Echoism"
Volunteer Counsellor at MIND (Hillingdon) Counselling Services
Volunteer Counsellor at Harrow College (Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald, Kenton)
Areas of Specialism
Areas of Counselling I deal with...
Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsory Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Redundancy, Relationships, Stress (sociably and professionally)
Personal Approach / Therapies Offered
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)