BBC Radio 4 | 06.04.09
journalist and father of one, Ann
Psychotherapist specialising in working with adult onlies, Anastasia
Head of Family and Education at the think tank Civitas discuss
the pros and cons of having one child, the experience of being
an only and how the future might look as the number of one child
BBC Radio 4 | 30.08.06
Jenni Murray talks
to Jill Pitkeathley and Ann
Richardson about some of the challenges
faced by the adult only child.
Child: A Unique Inheritance
Ann Richardson | Therapy Today
| February 2006
Richardson describes common experiences
in growing up as an only child and core issues presented in therapy.
She quotes from research and highlights the value of peer sharing
in this BACP counselling journal article.
a counsellor and psychotherapist, Ann Richardson has
specialised in working with only children and, as an only child herself,
has recognised the desire that onlies have to meet and swap notes
at all stages of life. BeingAnOnly™ is
the website dedicated to this work.
featured since 2004 in press and media:
BBC Radio 4
Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4
Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2
Vanessa Feltz Show BBC Radio London,
BBC Southern Counties Radio
BBC Radio Suffolk
BBC 3 Counties
The Sunday Times
The Financial Times
The Daily Mail
The Sunday Express
Mother and Baby Magazine
Prima and Flying Start Magazine
counsellors (only child or otherwise) working with only child
clients, needing one off support or ongoing supervision.
Having devised and faciliated workshops on the
subject of being an only child since 1997, she offers consultancy
design and facilitation and setting
up support groups.
She has written for parenting magazines, spoken
on radio and is often called on by print, radio and TV journalists
for contacts and information.
Having faced some tough challenges over the last few years, the
result was much depleted energy.
Ann started a health and wellbeing adventure which found her
exploring a radically different diet and the need to take very
good care of herself emotionally and spiritually as well as physically.
From being an omnivore she changed to being vegan and then
raw vegan. She lost weight, discovered renewed vitality, an
improved complexion and increasing joy.
Wanting to support other adventurers on their journey to wellbeing,
she decided to train with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
No two people are the same. So no one diet fits everyone.
And this is where it gets exciting.
For an only child - a one-off - Ann's health coaching offers
a completely personalised 'roadmap to wellbeing' that suits
the individual's unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
For info: http://ann-r.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com
Private Counselling Practice
One to one Counselling
For the past 20 years Ann Richardson has been
working as a UKCP registered Transpersonal Counsellor and Psychotherapist
in private practice in London, Surrey and, on an intermittent
basis, New Delhi, India.
Many life situations bring people to counselling and
therapy. She works with abuse, bereavement, cultural issues, eating
disorders, employment difficulties, health related problems, identity
problems, life/work balance, the only child experience, relationships,
sexuality and stress.
She has a BACP and UKCP accredited training in Transpersonal Counselling
and Psychotherapy, abides by the UKCP's Code of Ethics and is
in regular supervision.
For details of her counselling practice and article
on transpersonal therapy or to book a one to one session, please