Richard K. Bates, RP,MA, Bsc

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About Me:
I have worked as a therapist and counsellor for the last 11 years in a variety of areas, including: addictions, mental health, crimminal justice, and crisis response. I completed my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, and I hold a Bachelors of Science with a major in Psychology at the University of Toronto.
What I can do for you:
If you are finding that you are feeling stuck or finding life difficult, I want to help. I also work with couples to re-discover the intimacy that can go missing at certain times, with the goal of building a stronger future despite the issues that have created conflict. I have an eclectic approach to therapy with a primary focus on using Acceptance and Committment Therapy. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT therapy) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment. It aims to help you move forward through difficult emotions so you can put your energy into healing instead of dwelling on the negative.
I will work with you to help you explore and uncover whatever the problems are that are getting in the way of you living your optimal life. With new skills and insight, I can assist you to manage them more effectively, and forge a clearer path for living the life that truly matters to you.
If you are struggling in your relationship, I can help you both to view it in a different way, and to learn new skills  to re-connect and recover the intimacy that can sometimes go missing. Most people will experience emotional problems at some point in their life, and all relationships can have conflict creep in and cause disconnection and distance. Despite theses difficulties, I can help you bring vitality back into your life, and build a deeper connection between you and your partner.
Session Format:
I conduct my sessions both in-person in our Uxbridge office and via webcam. Some people are interested in the flexibility of online counselling but unsreu about the format. I always invite you to book a 15-minute consult try it out before committing. Online counselling offers many benefits including: flexibility, comfort and the convenience of booking your sessions at times that work for you without the hastle of extra travel time.
 Session cost: $175-200. I offer a free15 minute consultation that can be booked online.

Richard K. Bates Reaches

Uxbridge ON