Mr. Richard Somerset, MC MA BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #8777

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About Richard

Are you feeling stuck?

Is your life out of control?

Does your current situation feel hopeless?

If you desire change I can help.


Creating a Safe Place

My belief in the tremendous value of counselling and psychotherapy emerges from personal experiences of early abandonment, trauma, substance abuse and child loss. I believe, as research supports, that creating a safe therapeutic relationship so that you feel heard, connected and understood is essential to the process of meaningful change.  My stance with you is to consider the often deep underlying issues that manifest in problems today and explore new ways of understanding both your inner self and these problems with the goal of sustainable and life-long change.

I specialize in: Addictions and Recovery, Male issues, Trauma, Chronic Illness, Relationships, Anxiety and Depression, Life change and direction, Grief and Loss, Parenting and fatherhood


Finding a Way Through

My clients are men and woman, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters and teenagers. While every client comes with his or her own unique story, the common thread across clients is that most feel lost, out of control, overwhelmed, sad or broken. They come to me seeking a way through their problems so that they can feel okay, known and hopeful for a better future. I hear from my clients that: “I am so glad I found you”, “You are different from other therapists,” “You get me”; “I now have hope” Anonymous clients

“Richard has an amazing ability to bring a sense of peace and safety in the face of witnessing a story of trauma. His wisdom allows for a space free of judgment and he embodies a sense of calmness to allow for healing to emerge.  Richard is a gift.” Client Jenny


Discovering Ah Ha Moments

In our work together to uncover the root issues of concern, your may find that for the first time that you have a sense of the ‘why’. Together we work to increase your internal resources so that you can begin to live a life free of personal issues like anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. Many of our sessions are marked with ‘ah ha’ moments whereby you may state that you feel a significant burden lifted from your life enabling you to move forward with a sense of hope for the future.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic Pain and Illness
    • Death and Dying
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Grief and Loss
    • Marriage
    • Parenting Issues
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Depth Psychology
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Online Counselling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Richard has been in practice for 11 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    The Rippleffect Psychotherapy
    4865 Delta Street Delta, BC V4K 2T9
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    The Ripple Effect Psychotherapy
    304 - 1055 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6H 1E2
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday12:00pm - 5:30pm
    Tuesday12:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday12:00pm - 5:30pm
    Thursday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Friday10:00am - 4:30pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$140 / 60min
    Group Therapy$30 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$140 / 60min
    Online Therapy$140 / 60min

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Amex
    • Debit