* Update December 2021*
I currently only have waiting-list availability.
Booster vaccinated / Covid secure workplace.
Hello, I am Richard Hughes, a qualified and accredited psychotherapist (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I offer weekly psychotherapy 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.
HOW PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKS
Is psychotherapy right for you?
Psychotherapy is a safe and effective way to explore the many emotional, practical and psychological issues in your life. It can help you develop new perspectives and purpose whilst nurturing a deeper sense of self, more meaningful relationships and ultimately change.
I am a 'relational' psychotherapist, which means we will approach all of this in a collaborative and conversational way, remaining open, reflective and curious about what emerges in our sessions.
People often ask, what is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
I have heard it said that counselling is for when you have a problem in your life and psychotherapy is for when life feels like a problem.
Psychotherapy is usually longer term or open-ended due to the depth of the work and will involve an exploration of your story and the underlying issues that have brought you here and how you experience connection and relationships. There may also be acute or immediate issues. As you can imagine, this is not a linear, A to B process but it can be deeply rewarding.
Please take a look at my blog where I answer questions people often ask as they embark on psychotherapy.
I work with all adult age groups, LGBTQ+ and black, Asian and minority ethnic people.
Currently, I do not offer couples' counselling.
Issues I work with include: Relationships, anxiety, depression, difference, family dynamics, stress, bereavement, loss, toxic work environments, work/life balance, panic attacks, trauma, adult ADHD, OCD, feeling stuck, sexuality, intimacy and sex, 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 issues such as 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 as a Clinical Team Leader within Wandsworth NHS and Sutton Uplift, managing teams of counsellors.
My training includes a 5-Year MSc in Psychotherapy (Level 7) at the Metanoia Institute, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07970 245 899
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm