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I practice from a work environment. Online or telephone sessions are available if you prefer.
Hello, I am Richard Hughes, a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in central Walthamstow, 17 minutes on the Victoria line from Oxford Circus or on the overground from Liverpool Street Station.
Weekly one hour sessions: £60
I am sure you will have some questions, so in the first instance if you would like to speak with me, please call me on 07970 245 899 - there is no obligation.
PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING
What I Do:
Psychotherapy and counselling are a safe and effective way to explore the many emotional, practical and psychological issues that play a part in your life.
I offer both psychotherapy and counselling, so what is the difference between them?
I have heard it said that counselling is for when you have a problem in your life and psychotherapy is for when your life has become a problem.
People come to psychotherapy because they feel sad or dissatisfied with life. How they have dealt with that up until now may no longer be satisfactory or may even be problematic. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore in depth, patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms, identity, personality and your relationship with yourself and others. This will involve a focus on the underlying causes and your current situation and for this reason, psychotherapy is open-ended or long term.
The counselling I do is usually short term, perhaps up to 12 sessions. The focus is on supporting you during a difficult time, such as a bereavement, a career change, or a relationship breakdown.
Whichever you choose, you will begin to develop new perspectives and self-knowledge, whilst focusing on self-care, self-reflection and self-acceptance. This can facilitate change and an improvement in the quality of your life.
My approach is collaborative, tailored to you and non-judgemental. Together, and within the professional boundary of our weekly sessions, we will begin to explore how you have dealt with your issues up until now, what works for you and what you find challenging, the outcome being that you will be able to apply the experience of our sessions to your daily life.
Please take a look at my blog where I answer a few questions people often ask as they embark on psychotherapy and counselling.
I work with adult individuals from all walks of life, all age groups, LGBTQ+ and BAME.
Issues I work with include: Relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, toxic work environments, work/life balance, family dynamics, panic attacks, trauma, adult ADHD, OCD, feeling stuck, sexuality, intimacy and sex, the experience of difference, life/career changes, self-confidence and self-worth, being broken-hearted and being relationship ready.
As a psychotherapist, I am qualified to work with complex, longer term issues such as high levels of safeguarding, trauma, PTSD and diagnosed personality disorders.
Currently, I do not offer couples' counselling.
I am committed to changing the perception of psychotherapy and counselling which I believe is 'everyday, essential, wellness maintenance'.
I also work as a Clinical Team Leader within Wandsworth NHS, managing a team of counsellors.
My training includes a 5-Year MSc in Psychotherapy (Level 7) at the Metanoia Institute which is validated by Middlesex University.
As a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy www.psychotherapy.org.uk I follow their Code of Ethics and Conduct which includes annual CPD.
I carry full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.
For over 20 years, I worked in television production and was actively involved in creative diversity and mental health awareness in that industry.
I offer weekly sessions that are for 50 minutes - a psychotherapeutic hour.
The sessions happen at the same time on consecutive weeks for as long as we contract for.
How long is up to you.
Please email me at or call me on 07970 245 899
Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 8.30pm