Might the big reason why you are enduring depression, anxieties and addictions be that no-one has yet explained properly why you are feeling so bad?

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Andrew M RichardsonI will answer that essential question as simply as I can and the answer may well  surprise you.  I will then point you to the next step – how my counselling can help you feel much better and in control, as  easily and safely as possible?

This website is a treasure trove for all who are laid low by the mental and emotional problems of our modern life

First off, you can read my straightforward explanations of what causes depression, anxieties of all kinds, angers and addictions. For many of you these explanations will be surprising and liberating. They are based on the profound ideas of the Human Givens approach and my clinical experiences in using these ideas in over ten years of successful private counselling practice.

Next I explain very clearly how I will help you recover. People might say there is too much detail here but I disagree. For many of you (though not all) the more you understand the better it will be.

I am an optimist.  You can recover from mental and emotional problems and stay well and do much better than to rely on conventional medical approaches

Here is a selection of my posts, hopefully to get you interested to looking at more:
Your Emotional Pain Points
The Human Givens Organising Idea
How to make sense of those useless long lists of Depression Symptoms
How desire creates habits that can be difficult to shift

How can you gain trust in my ability to help you? Here’s how

For those into statistics, you can check out my 85% plus track record of success. I don’t know any other therapist who would risk that.

I have lots of testimonials – inspiring, extended and focusing on experiences of recovery from depressions, anxieties, addictions and using Skype.

And Case Studies too – go here and here and here.  I wonder which of these will speak to you?

I hope very much that you will be interested and inspired to contact me and arrange a session. We can do this face to face if you live nearby or by Skype.


Trust is a big thing and I can understand that you may need to feel your way before you can just pick up the phone or drop me an email.  And that is why I have created this free 30 minute Counselling Offer – so that you are fully sure that I am the right person to help you.

If it appeals to you as a low risk way to find out more, then complete the questionnaire. You will be invited to answer questions in your own words as well as some multiple choice questions. I would expect you to find the experience helpful and I will certainly get a lot from what you tell me. It will take you just 5 minutes or so.

By the end you will have my Expert Diagnosis and Evaluation and some kind of Recovery Path set out. And no bullshit – that I guarantee.

While you are thinking about that do have a look at my six Breakthrough Audio Programmes.

They are complete and stand alone but they might also be part of our recovery work together – directed and advised by me.

I am very proud of these audio programmes. Each comprises a complete set of audios and emulates as far as possible my one on one therapy – developed over many years. I cover depression, trauma release, relaxation, clearing patterns, goal setting and confidence building and moving on from addictions.

The feedback from users has been fantastic. It’s all on my Menu bar above – just explore.

There is more!

I have over sixty Short Podcasts for you to listen to at your leisure and short information Pdf  files.  And listen to my healing stories.  It’s all accessible from the Resources menu button above.

Visit my Blog – with posts on Depression, My Casebook, Wellbeing, Good Counselling, Human Givens and much more.  The full list is in the menu bar up above.

Sign up to my Newsletter – be updated and share my optimistic vision for our mental and emotional health

You can do so in the footer below or the sidebar. You can download my Depression Optimist book when you do and there will be regular communication on the themes of this website.

Trance/hypnosis is not magic or scary and I hope you will discover just how amazing it can be

Trance will probably play a big part in your recovery – to experience relaxation, remove trauma memories, clear bad habits and rehearse the change you yearn for.   And that’s just for starters. In skillful hands hypnosis can help enormously.

And while we are on the subject of trance, do try out my free audios, which cover a wide range of subjects. Go here. They will get you in the way of how I work and may be all you need.

How I plan to relieve your emotional and mental pain?

  • By a quick injection of hope and mental energy
  • By clearing your head space – of foolish fears, bad memories and damaging habits
  • By shifting your focus to what is good and useful in your life experiences and belief systems
  • By helping you to take the first practical step, which will then lead onto the next … and the next

There is a well established tradition of therapy which leads attention to what works and to your strengths and resources and to the use of the trance language of influence. My Human Givens training and my practice over many years is suffused in this.

A few words about me

I am not your typical counsellor. First off, I am now in my late sixties and am pretty well housebound with an atypical type of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This affects my mobility but nothing much else as otherwise I am pretty healthy (touch wood).

My record and many testimonials show that I am an excellent therapist.  Why is that? I believe it is because my background in business plus my Human Givens training and having to live with chronic MS gives me an authority and flexibility that puts clients at their ease and means they can have confidence in my approach.

Clients come to my home in Woodford Green, on the border between Essex and East London and now in Leytonstone (E11).  I also see clients from all over the world using Skype – as well as through the length and breadth of the UK.

And finally you need to know what I will NOT be doing in our therapy together

  • No endless talking about your problems
  • No long lists of “health tips” or statements of the “bleeding obvious” that leave you feeling helpless
  • No impossibly difficult advice before you are ready – such as to meditate or begin an exercise programme
  • No focus on those repeating thoughts that you don’t need to be reminded are crazy and foolish.

This video is now five years old but the ideas expressed concerning my Counselling practice remain as valid as then. And though I have a  new website now, I can still be contacted from the phone no. shown.