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Richard Cross

Richard Cross

Counsellor in Falkirk

I have worked in therapeutic environments since 1991 and have been qualified as a UKCP registered Psychotherapist since 2002 and subsequently also registered with UKCP as a Child Psychotherapist

Since 1991 I have sought to develop effective therapeutic 'programs' for example I have:

- Implemented the first Trauma Informed Care model for children who were looked after within residential care in Scotland (2006)
- Provided a specialist clinic for Adult clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders in Scotland since 2008

It was from this foundation that I created the concept of Change For Good: Centres for Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation which now operate in both London and Glasgow.

Background & Qualifications

My initial 4 years training as a Psychotherapist which began in 1998 was in Hypno-psychotherapy (DHP) this followed on form my 4 years Honours Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons Psychol). This lead to my UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist and membership of the Institute of contemporary psychotherapy and also now as a registered Child Psychotherapist. I also hold the European Certificate for Psychotherapy and undertaken specialist trainings in the treatment and assessment of complex trauma reactions and dissociation.

BSc (Hons) Psychol., DHP., Adv Diploma SMT., Certificate in Child Clinical Assessment., Post Qualifying Diploma Counselling Children and Young People., EMDR practitioner.,
MISSTD., MESTD., MATSAC., MEAP

My Specialisms

I seek to support clients who have experienced abuse, trauma, and neglect. I also support those who have experienced single event trauma which has resulted in the development of Post trauma stress or PTSD.

I have focused my post qualifying training on areas relating to the treatment of trauma syndrome and have become fully trained in the assessment and treatment of attachment, trauma and dissociative disorders.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Providing individual, couples and family counselling.

Treatment specialization includes:

Psychotherapy for children, young people and adults e.g. attachment, trauma and dissociation
Parenting Support (families, foster carers)
Sexual addiction , compulsivity and other addictions (men and woman)
Expert Witness Work (child abuse and neglect)
Stress Management
Consultancy regards looked after children

Over the past 10 years I have frequently presented both in the UK and internationally on these areas at professional conferences and sought to increase the understanding in the professional field around what works and have published various articles. I am also a member of the training faculty of the International Society for the treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and deliver trainings for professionals and provide supervision for those supporting those with complex trauma diagnosis

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am dedicated to working in partnership with my clients to create a sense of empowerment and safety, where at times, it is not about 'Getting back how things were' but about getting to a 'New Place'.

As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help, support and guide you on your journey through the development of a safe emotionally containing peace where you integrate the difficulties which come around in your life and ensure we maximise your true potential.

While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to ensure the emotional experiences that these can create don't come around in your daily life to cause a distress. By doing so we can better understand and resolve challenges in your lif

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Hypnotherapy In Person £60 per 55 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person £60 per 55 minutes
Counselling In Person £60 per 55 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £60 per 55 minutes
EMDR In Person £90 per 90 minutes