Dr Richard Pomfret is a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of psychological assessment and treatment for individuals with a wide range of emotional difficulties, mental-health problems and life challenges. Richard is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Richard completed his undergraduate degree in Humanities at Nottingham Trent University. Following a career in the technology sector , Richard made the decision to change path and retrain as a psychologist. Richard completed a postgraduate diploma course in Psychology followed by a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University, London.
Richard has worked in the NHS since 2015 and currently works for a specialist Behavioural Addictions service. Richard’s doctoral research focused on internet addiction and he specialises in habit change, helping treat those with a variety of addictive behaviours, including gambling, gaming, shopping and pornography. Richard has helped clients in coaching & performance, including phobias around public speaking/performance, test anxiety, sports anxiety and stress management skills. Richard has experience working with adolescents and adults, including supporting parents of young people with Behaviours that Challenge (BtC). Additionally, he has worked in a NHS Psychodermatology service, providing psychological treatment for skin disorders. Richard has experience working with:
As a Counselling Psychologist, Richard draws on an integrative, evidence-based approach.This can include a range of techniques or theories in order to tailor therapy to the needs of the client. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic, Person-centred and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) therapies. Additionally, he has experience using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT). He has a warm and compassionate approach, challenging when appropriate and always solution-focused.