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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

If you would like to speak further, please call me on 07970 245 899 or you can email me at richard@richardhughestherapy.com - 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. 

I offer weekly session, that happen on the same day, at the same time, each week. This helps build trust in a safe, boundaried 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 also be acute or immediate issues. As you can imagine, this is not a linear process, but it can be deeply rewarding. 

Of course, many people embarking on therapy ask, will it 'fix' them? Deep down, we all know there is no magic wand. Whilst some therapeutic techniques can help people reframe their issues or give them a greater psychological vocabulary, I also hold that we need to listen, explore, and be open to feelings that may be unfamiliar.

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

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ABOUT ME

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I work with all adult age groups, LGBTQ+, and black, Asian, and minority ethnic people.

Issues I work with include: relationships, anxiety, depression, difference, family dynamics, attachment styles, stress, bereavement and loss, panic attacks, feeling stuck, sexuality, intimacy and sex, alcohol and drug use, gambling, life/career changes, toxic work environments, work/life balance, self-confidence and self-worth.

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 am committed to changing the perception of psychotherapy and counselling, which I believe is 'everyday, essential, wellness maintenance'.

I have worked as 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.

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 per session.

To find out more, please email me at richard@richardhughestherapy.com or you can call me on 07970 245 899

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm