Talking therapies


If you are stuck with a personal issue or need a space to talk through a problem, we can offer you counselling as a way to better manage your issue, find a way forward or identify a solution which works for you. We provide a sensitive yet proactive and goal-focused, problem-focused and solution-focused approach to therapy. Rick has over 25 years experience having worked with some 4,500 clients from a wide-range of backgrounds and covering a multitude of issues and problems. He is currently Head of Service for the University of Aberdeen Counselling Service providing short-term therapy for a community of some 15,000 students from 130 nationalities.

If you are interested in counselling, Rick will email you a Therapy Preparation Form which will give you some questions to consider to help you make the most out of counselling and potentially limit the number of session appointments you might require, saving you time and money.


We can help you identify ways to improve and develop, whether this is home or work-focused. Rick has worked with individuals, small-business owners and loads of multinational organisations. He has written several books on coaching-related topics. 


Whatever stage you are at in your career, we can offer mentoring to support and enhance your professional development. Rick can tailor a programme to fit your background, resources and profession. 


We can offer a supervisory sounding-board to give you a professional space to discuss, work-through and think-about work challenges and job-related issues. This is particularly invaluable for those in the caring and helping professions.