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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.
Psychotherapy is usually longer term or open-ended due to the depth of the work and may involve an exploration of underlying issues, the nature of relationships and what it means to be human, whilst acknowledging your story. 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 feels right for you, you will begin to develop new perspectives and purpose, whilst focusing on self-care, self-reflection and autonomy. This facilitates a deeper, more embodied sense of self and can lead to more meaningful relationships and ultimately change.
I work in a 'relational' way, which means together we will approach all of this is a collaborative, non-judgemental way, remaining open and curious to what emerges in our sessions.
Please take a look at my blog where I answer 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 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.
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: 8.30am - 8.30pm