Richard Askew, BA (Hons.), PGDip., MBACP | Individuals & Couples

The Wilbury Clinic
64 Wilbury Road
East Sussex

Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Rd

01273 206174 / 07565 353389

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The Wilbury Clinic
64 Wilbury Road
East Sussex

Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Rd

01273 206174 / 07565 353389

About me

I’m a professional, experienced and thoughtful counselling psychotherapist with a clinic in Central Hove. As a humanistic therapist, my approach aims to foster greater self-awareness, encourage a deep sense self-confidence and self-esteem, help you develop new capabilities, and enable you to live with more self-determination and freedom.

Life can, of course, be hard and people seek counseling and psychotherapy for many different reasons.  Some feel that, whatever they do, they just don’t belong; others feel they’re living a life to please others, but have lost themselves along the way; some have been betrayed and hurt by family, friends or lovers, and find it difficult to have fulfilling connections with anyone, anymore; some feel depressed and have withdrawn or grown anxious and agitated, while their self-confidence and self-esteem fade away; some have encountered life crises, while others have a far less tangible sense of unease, a lack of direction and a feeling that something must change.

If you’re struggling with these kinds of challenges, like many of the people I’ve worked with, call me – because therapy can help. I'll work collaboratively with you, focusing on how you feel about yourself, the nature of your relationships with other people, and your sense of place in the world. You are at the heart of what we do and, rather than giving advice, I’m here to help you find your own way.  Whether you’re seeking personal therapy or couples counselling, I can offer you a confidential and safe sanctuary and the means to move forward into a new future.

Call or email me to book an appointment, or visit my website where you can read about my approach to counselling and my ideas on what it is to be human and how counselling can help us to live a life that’s really worth living.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


What happens in the first session?

This is your first step, giving us an opportunity to meet, to explore what you're seeking from therapy, for me to explain how I work - and how we can work together.

What happens next?

We agree to meet at a regular time each week . I offer open-ended therapy for the simple reason: only you will know when you’ve had enough sessions.  I advise a commitment to a minimum of six sessions once we’ve decided to work together and we'll regularly review your progress to ensure you're getting what you need.

What are the possible appointment times?

I typically have a range of weekday appointment times, some during the day and some in the evening, together with appointments on Saturday mornings.

How often do I attend?

Sessions are weekly.

How much do you charge?

Individual counselling sessions are £40.

Couples counselling sessions are £60.

I offer a reduced rate of £30 for trainees.

How long will I attend?

I offer open-ended therapy for the simple reason – only you will know when you’ve had enough sessions.  I advise a commitment to a minimum of six sessions once we’ve decided to work together.


“Counselling has been rewarding, personal, professional, enabling and empowering.  I’ve found my self-worth has increased and have realised that I can change my life for the better. I feel empowered, self-aware, stronger, more resourceful, and better able to deal with any challenges that arise”, David A

“My experience of counselling was safe, positive, and empowering.  It’s been helpful being able to learn about myself in a judgment free environment and to take time to focus on me as a whole person.  I feel comfortable in my own skin and able to take control and change situations that would of previously been very daunting”, Amelia T

“Counseling has been extremely positive. Richard is warm, open and non-judgmental. He provided a safe space for me to talk and be heard and enabled me to find my own solutions to the situations and issues that we explored.  I now feel stronger, more resilient and assertive. From feeling lost and out of control, I now feel empowered and excited about life and my future”, Darren C

“I found counseling to be very helpful and fulfilling, and I feel my life is moving in a positive direction again.  I’ve found myself wanting to get involved in new and different experiences and have discovered a newfound love for my friends and family. Since counseling ended, I’ve been feeling happy in myself, more aware of what’s important to me, free, confident, and fulfilled”, Jacqui G

Training, qualifications & experience


I have been practicing for nine years and have an established clinic in Central Hove.

Previously, I have worked as a counsellor with:

The Fed Centre for Independent Living, working with clients affected by physical disability, mental health problems, learning disabilities, chronic health conditions, and sensory impairment.

Patched, a Brighton-based organisation supporting individuals and families affected by substance misuse.

The Foyer (Crawley), an organisation providing support to young people who have lived unsettled lives.

I have been employed as a trainer on a counselling diploma course in Brighton, teaching theory, helping trainees develop their counselling practice, and facilitating personal development groups.

Prior to counselling, I spent five years working in the Public Sector and Community & Voluntary Sector, supporting vulnerable adults and their families to live independently in the community.  I decided to retrain as a counsellor having experienced the benefits of therapy myself.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Brighton. Course accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Certificate in Duo Counselling, a systemic approach to counselling couples and families.

Further Continuing Professional Development training in:

Loss and Bereavement
Group Process Skills
Existential Therapy
Disability Awareness
Working with Families Affected by Substance Misuse
Domestic Violence Awareness
Child Protection Awareness

My current interests lie with Mindfulness Practice and Focusing (an approach to embodied-awareness) and I am currently training in this area.

I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and belong to the World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Counselling.

As a member of the BACP, my work is guided by our Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I'm also fully insured and I have regular clinical supervision and ongoing training to ensure my work is of a high standard.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Unexpected or challenging life changes
  • Cultural issues
  • Migration and Adaptation
  • Identity Issues

Photos & videos

  • The Wilbury Clinic


Personal Therapy
£40 per session

Couples Counselling
£60 per session

(All prices per 50 minute session)

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 3PY
Hove, BN3 2BB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme