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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 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 life feels like a problem. 

I work in a collaborative, reflective and non-judgemental way, which means that together we will explore patterns of behaviour, identity, coping mechanisms and your relational style.

Psychotherapy is usually open-ended or longer term due to the depth of the work as we explore underlying issues and your sense of self, in a way that acknowledges and remains curious to your experience. As you can imagine, this is not a linear, A to B process but it can be deeply rewarding. 

Counselling is usually short term, perhaps up to 12 sessions. The focus is on supporting you during a stressful time, such as a career change or a big life decision.

Whichever you feel is right for you, you will begin to develop new perspectives and purpose, whilst focusing on self-care, reflection and awareness. This can facilitate a deeper sense of self, more meaningful relationships and ultimately change.

Please take a look at my blog where I answer questions people often ask as they embark on psychotherapy and counselling. 

 

ABOUT ME

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 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 and Sutton Uplift, managing teams 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.

I am registered with the ICO and follow GDPR principles and guidelines which can be found in my privacy policy.

For over 20 years, I worked in television production and was actively involved in creative diversity and mental health awareness in that industry. 

 
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OFFICE HOURS

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.

Cost: £60.

Please email me at richard@richardhughestherapy.com or call me on 07970 245 899

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm

 
 

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