Richard Adam

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London, Greater London, E1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We can all face challenging times in our lives. Whether we are feeling stuck, lost, sad, confused or have yet to come to terms with the weight of our past. ​I provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive set of conditions to foster a collaborative exploratory and reflective space. This can enable greater self-awareness and self-understanding, which can lead to a stronger sense of agency and ability to make different choices. The sessions are client-led, which means the content and pace of work is set by you and guided by me. 

Before my training as a psychotherapist, I worked in various creative industries including advertising, music and film. Through this experience, I gained an understanding of the pressures, insecurities and self-doubt that can come with that world. I aim to help clients reconnect with their true selves, which can sometimes be obscured by their adapted performance and creative personae that are designed to shield any vulnerability. Beyond creative industries, I am interested in exploring the masks that people adopt to fit into aspects of their lives and the extent to which this impacts on their authentic selves.

I am an integrative psychotherapist which means I am informed by a number of different schools of thought or therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, existential and humanistic. This allows me to work flexibly according to individual client needs rather than using a one size fits all approach.

​I am particularly influenced by attachment theory in terms of how our early relationships to our primary caregivers can shape and influence the way we learn to relate to the world in the present. Exploring the past can help bring a kinder more compassionate stance to why you are the way you are. I have also recently trained in understanding the impact of boarding school on our personal development and the potential consequence it may have on forming emotional connections and attachments. Together, we can explore the extent to which these past experiences have shaped survival strategies that may no longer serve you as they were originally intended. 

My style of therapy is relational, which means the working relationship between us is key as we explore patterns of relating that play out between us. These patterns may be reflective of wider ways of being with others. It is vital that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose to see and are able to be open with how you are finding working together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regent's University London)

MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regent's University London)

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regent's University London)

Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regent's University London) 

I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a registered member of BACP. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Confidence related issues.

Impact of boarding school.

Struggles related to creativity.


Lack of purpose.

Loss, rejection and abandonment.

Therapies offered


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a limited number of concessionary online slots.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I have a particular interest in working with clients who were boarders at school.

London, Greater London, E1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

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Richard Adam
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