Richard Somerset

EMDR Certified Therapist

The Ripple Effect Psychotherapy

The seed that grew into my career as a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist was planted back when I was a 4 year old boy waiting in the front window for a father who never returned. This experience of early childhood abandonment initiated a ripple effect of traumas that included domestic violence, sexual abuse and addiction.

I understand the darkness and despair of certain seasons in our lives and am committed to non-judgmental compassion no matter the concerns my clients share. My partner and I endured many years of pregnancy loss and the heartbreaking birth of a still born son. I understand the crippling nature of grief but also know that a gradual return to joy is within reach. Today we have two amazing children and I consider being an emotionally present and engaged father (and partner) my most important contribution to the world.

My journey of healing has gifted me with the ability to create an empathic and supportive space for clients to move towards their own healthier futures.

Professionally, prior to my career as a psychotherapist and clinical counsellor, I was an executive in sales and marketing and had the opportunity to travel around the world leading large teams and growing a global brand. I also spent a number of years training to become a First Responder and volunteered with the Vancouver City Police Department.

Education and Training

I am a life-long learner who has benefited from an education both within Canada and abroad. I have studied at four prominent universities and been mentored by leaders in their respective fields.

I have studied at the graduate level in Business, Organizational Leadership, Change Management, Coaching and Counselling Therapy. I am committed to continual training and supervision as a therapist and have attained distinctions as a Certified AEDP Therapist, Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist, Certified Trauma Therapist, Addictions Counsellor and Couples Counsellor.

4865 Delta Street , Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4K 1B5

Phone: (604) 940-5534

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How EMDR is Offered:


Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Birth Trauma
Critical Illness
EMDR Intensives
Grief & Bereavement
Medical Trauma
Panic Attacks
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety