I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who believes everyone has the potential to thrive. I will work with you to help you better understand your sense of self, your early life experiences and how these may be impacting the way you relate to others and view yourself within the world.
The relationship between therapist and client is a unique one, being very different from speaking with family or friends. I will tailor my counselling technique to cater for your specific needs, drawing on both humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to help you make sense of your struggles and bring about the positive change you deserve.
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy with Richard
My priority as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to just ‘be’ without any expectation, so you can explore any issues or struggles that are impacting your life. You may know what these struggles are, or you may not have the words or an understanding of what is going on for you. And that is okay. You may come to therapy with a set idea of what you want to explore, or you may come to therapy with just a hunch that something isn’t right. Therapy isn’t linear but I’ll be transparent in our work together and guide you in what can be difficult but ultimately enlightening work.
Our work together may involve observations of our interactions during our sessions together as this can give an insight into what is going on in your relationships outside the room. And it may also involve uncovering hidden defences or behavioural patterns using various humanistic and psychodynamic techniques to give you a greater insight into your true self in order for you to live in a more authentic and satisfying way. We’ll review our work regularly and you are free to stop counselling at any time, although I would always recommend working towards a meaningful ending.
My background is in media, but I have now worked in the mental health field for many years, working with young people and adults. I specialise in working with low mood, depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, family issues, relationship breakdowns, trauma, addiction, self-harm, eating disorders, body image issues, emotional and sexual abuse, bereavement, loss, gender and identity issues, sexuality, sexual orientation issues, and illness.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy for young people and adults, either in person at City Road Therapy, on Zoom or on telephone. To arrange a free initial phone consultation, send me an email or leave a voice message with your details.
Qualifications and training
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, CPPD (BACP Accredited)
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, CPPD (BACP Accredited)
- Level 3 Certificate of Counselling Skills for Working with Children, Place 2 Be (BACP Accredited)
I have additional professional training in:
- Working with Suicide
- Working with Trauma
- Time-Limited Counselling
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Alliance
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I am a qualified member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere fully to the BACP ethical framework in my clinical practice. I am committed to continuing my professional development: I regularly engage in workshops, conferences, and further training programs. I am currently working towards personal accreditation.
There is no charge for an initial 20-min phone conversation. This is an opportunity for me to find out a bit about you and for you to ask questions.
- £60 for an individual 50-minute session
- Limited concession slots also available