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About me

I practise psychodynamic psychotherapy on an individual, weekly basis. I work on a time-limited or open-ended basis and offer sessions during the day or evening.
We would have an initial meeting to explore your issues and decide whether psychodynamic therapy is right for you. We would meet on a regular weekly basis. My fees are £60 for a 50 minute session. I can offer early morning appointments.

Emotional crises can arise in many ways. It could be a relationship break-up, loss and bereavement, illness or trauma. Difficulties could be long-standing such as a lack of vitality or an inexplicable discomfort with yourself. Are there repeating patterns in your experiences including your relationships? Is your life a struggle in a way you do not understand?

There are many symptoms of depression. It is not just a question of feeling low. It can be ongoing irritability, stress, sense of futility, ambivalence and listlessness. Do you feel misunderstood or overwhelmed?

You may feel that personal and professional relationships are beyond your "comfort zone". A greater understanding of your inner world will enable you to change these relationships for the better.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am licensed to practise psychodynamic psychotherapy by WPF Therapy, London. I am a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling, member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and it's accredited register. In addition to my 20 years experience in private practice I have provided counselling in a charity setting for people with a wide range of emotional difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 - £60 per session. I charge for missed sessions.

Availability

I am available during the evening, weekdays including the early morning and Saturday morning.

Further information

I receive supervision on a regular basis to ensure I provide the best standards of practice for my clients.

I abide by the UKCP code of ethics and meet it's requirements for "continuing professional development" by attending lectures and training at reputable institutions.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

My practice is a 3 minute walk from Tooting Broadway tube station.

Richard Burgess M.A. UKCP registered.

Richard Burgess M.A. UKCP registered.