An experienced Counsellor, Coach, Mentor, Post-Trauma Expert, Personal Development Consultant, Author & Editor.

In his spare time, Rick writes screenplays… and sometimes eats and sleeps.

He’s won a BAFTA Nomination for it (that’s the screenwriting… not eating or sleeping).

The Crisis Book

The Crisis Book

The Crisis Book has been incubating as an idea for over 20 years… and has, at last, materialised into this cracking book from LID Publishing. It features 70 short chapters on topics which constitute or …
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Aberdeen Uni

In September 2017, Rick was appointed as Head of Service at the University of Aberdeen’s University Counselling Service. Working with a team of 8 talented individuals, Rick’s been working hard to manage the huge demand …
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Trauma book

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

It seems that every book Rick writes, takes two years! This detailed text is no exception. As with the previous ‘Employee Well-being Support’ book, the International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support was commissioned and published …
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Success with BBC Writersroom

Rick submitted his feature script ‘Moral Compass’ and was delighted to have passed through the tough vetting stages to the final point at which the script was read by senior readers at the BBC Writersroom. …
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Shortlisted for Channel 4′s ‘Coming Up’ 2015/2016

Rick’s feature film script ‘Milked of Human Kindness’ was short-listed for the Channel 4′s ‘Coming Up’ programme; a scheme that potentially offered the ‘winner’ a commission to write a 90 minute drama, made by Touchpaper …
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Employee Wellbeing Support

Employee Well-being Support: A Workplace Resource

Some two years in the editing by Rick, aided by Andrew Kinder and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, this is a compendium of thoughts, views, guidance and perspectives on ‘employee well-being’ written by experts from around …
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EIFF Talent Lab

Rick was delighted to win a place at the hotly-contested 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab. Providing a chance to meet rising stars of tomorrow as well as a mouth-watering line up of industry …
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Teaser for ‘Pleasure Beach’

A teaser is now available for the short film ‘Pleasure Beach’, written by Rick, at https://vimeo.com/64997016 ‘Paul Bassingthwaighte (the Director) and I spent a good chunk of time crafting the potential for this project, developing …
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Thank you BAFTA Scotland

BAFTA Scotland nomination

Rick was delighted to be nominated for a 2012 BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in the ‘writer’ category for the short film ‘Victims’. ‘It was an amazing experience getting the Nomination and being invited to …
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Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training

Experiences of Person-Centred Counselling Training: A Compendium of Case Studies to Assist Prospective Applicants

From the Publisher’s website… This book could be described as a rough guide to person-centred counselling training. A book borne out of personal experience in more ways than one, this volume started life as an …
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