About me

I trained at the John Bowlby centre as an attachment based Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

This means I specialise in familial and relational difficulties, historically and currently.

I am also an accredited Integrative Counsellor with extensive experience of individual and group therapy.

I work collaboratively with clients, men and women, exploring a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties.

Some of these problems include attachment and family disruptions, race and cultural phenomena, trauma, PTSD, sexual neuroses, mourning and loss, anger and violence, depression (Bipolar), gender issues, workplace issues, obsessional and compulsive behaviour, including substance misuse.

I have a particular interest in working with clients wishing to explore individual family history, race, class, and cultural identity. My client base is varied, coming from cross cultural backgrounds which I believe has an effect on what is possible and how people feel in their lives.

I work with clients of all genders, heritage and sexualities. I also collaborate and consult with organisations, institutions, schools and community-based support projects.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.A (Hons)
  • Integrative Counselling Diploma BACP accredited
  • 7407 stage 1 and 2 Post graduate adult teaching certificate
  • Institute Group Analysis (one year training)
  • Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP Registered

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£85 individual

£120 couples

Group TBA


Monday through to Friday

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme
Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson