* Covid-19 Update 07/09/20 *
I am now resuming face-to-face sessions. Online or telephone sessions are available if you prefer.
Hello - I am Richard Hughes - a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor (UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in central Walthamstow which is on the Victoria line - 17 mins from Oxford Circus - or on the overground from Liverpool Street Station.
Weekly one hour sessions: £50
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:
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.
This is reflected in the open-ended or long term nature of psychotherapy, whilst the type of counselling I offer is usually short term, up to 12 sessions in the first instance.
Psychotherapy and counselling is a safe and effective way to explore the many emotional, practical and psychological issues that play a part in your life.
Through this, you will begin to develop new perspectives, whilst gaining greater self-knowledge, self-care, self-reflection and self-acceptance. This can facilitate change.
There are many reasons why people decide to do psychotherapy and counselling, and with this in mind, I am interested in how you understand the issues that have brought you here and then, within the professional boundary of our weekly sessions, we will begin to explore how you have dealt with these issues up until now – what works for you – and what you find challenging.
Please see my blog where I answer a few questions people often ask as they embark on psychotherapy and counselling.
I work with adults from all walks of life, all age groups, LGBT+ 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, life/career changes, self-confidence and self-esteem, being broken-hearted and being relationship ready.
I also work with complex issues such as childhood trauma, PTSD and diagnosed personality disorders.
I am committed to changing the perception of psychotherapy and counselling which I believe is 'everyday, essential, wellness maintenance'.
I also work within Wandsworth NHS as a counselling team leader, managing a team of trainee counsellors.
I have completed a 5-Year MSc in Psychotherapy (Level 7) at the Metanoia Institute which is validated by Middlesex University.
I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) www.psychotherapy.org.uk and I accept their Code of Ethics and Conduct.
I carry full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.
I worked in television production for over 20 years and was actively involved in creative diversity and mental health awareness in that industry.
I offer weekly sessions that are for 50 minutes - a therapeutic 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