Hello, I am Richard Hughes, a qualified and accredited integrative psychotherapist (Level 7, UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I offer weekly individual psychotherapy in Central Walthamstow, E17 - 20 minutes on the Victoria line from Oxford Circus, or on the Overground from Liverpool Street Station.
Fee: £75 per 50 minute session.
If you would like to speak further, please call me on 07970 245 899, or you can email me at email@example.com
HOW PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKS
Is psychotherapy right for you?
Integrative 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 reflective and self-enquiring sense of self, more meaningful relationships, better communication, and ultimately change.
Sessions are collaborative and conversational, remaining open, reflective, and curious to what may emerge.
I work with individuals, and offer weekly sessions that happen on the same day, at the same time, each week. This helps build trust in a safe, boundaried, and consistent environment.
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. It will involve an exploration of your story, the underlying issues that have brought you here, and how you experience connection and relationships. There may be acute or immediate issues that you want to explore too. As you can imagine, none of this is linear, but it can be deeply rewarding.
Many people embarking on therapy ask, will it 'fix' them? It is a good question. Of course, deep down we all know there is no magic wand or short-cut. Whilst some therapeutic techniques can be cathartic, and can help us reframe particular issues, I also hold that psychotherapy is about taking time to explore human complexity, and what it means to be you.
Please take a look at my blog where I answer questions people often ask as they embark on psychotherapy.
I work with adults / individuals.
Issues I work with include: relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, difference, childhood issues, parents and family dynamics, intergenerational trauma, bereavement and loss, panic attacks, feeling stuck, sexuality, intimacy and sex, life/career changes, toxic work environments, boarding school trauma, work/life balance, self-confidence and self-worth.
I work with LGBTQI+ people.
As a psychotherapist, I am qualified to work with complex issues such as PTSD, complex trauma, adult ADHD, OCD, OCPD, and diagnosed personality disorders.
I offer psychological support around alcohol and drug use.
I am committed to changing the perception of psychotherapy and counselling, which I believe is 'everyday, essential, wellness maintenance'.
I was a clinical team leader and psychotherapist within Wandsworth NHS and Sutton Uplift.
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.