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About Me

Hello. My name is Richard (he/him) and I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor.

It can be a daunting and bewildering task to reach out for therapy or counselling. So, I offer a safe and welcoming space for you to see how the process feels with me. I will listen, enquire, and offer support and at times gentle challenge, as together we look to make sense of your feelings, experiences, and difficulties in life.


Originally from the north of England, I have been living and working in London for more than twenty years. Over half of these years were spent as a listening volunteer with the Samaritans providing emotional support to callers over the phone. It was my volunteering for Samaritans which led me to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist.


As part of my training, I worked as a counsellor for two London mental health charities before starting my private practice. 


I have a Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, London, and I am currently in advanced training to complete a master’s degree in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy. 


I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome clients of all identities, sexualities, partnering relationships, cultures, and faiths. I am interested in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and identities.


I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP; UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP); and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA); code of ethics. As such, I undertake regular supervision and ongoing continuing professional development to update my skills and knowledge.


I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

I work with with clients seeking help with:


•    low self-esteem

•    anxiety

•    depression

•    stress

•    relationship difficulties with partners, family, or friends

•    the persistent impact of past experiences

•    grief, loss, or bereavement

•    being overwhelmed by strong feelings

•    managing changes in life

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