Dr Richard Hornby

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Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16
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About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and also have had many years' experience of working as a medical doctor and GP in the NHS. I work with young adults and adult clients who are seeking help with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, bereavement, relational and sexual problems, low self-esteem, difficulties in making choices and transitions, eating disorders and problems stemming from childhood, and bodily illnesses with emotional components. I am particularly interested in trauma and the far-reaching human problems ensuing from the recent coronavirus pandemic.

If you choose to work with me, you will find that I work in an empathic and sensitive way in a comfortable and confidential setting in order to help alleviate your symptoms, reduce levels of discomfort and assist you in change by helping you to gain insight into your problems.

I am fully insured, both personally and publicly, and receive regular professional supervision and postgraduate education. I also abide by the code of professional ethics of the BACP of which I am a member.

You may contact me by email or telephone by which I am happy to discuss with you your particular problems before our agreeing on meeting for a first-session assessment to determine whether I am able to help you and whether you feel that I am the right person to help you. If I felt that I was not able to help you, I would endeavour to find a colleague who I felt would able to do so.

I am happy to work in person or using various social media platforms.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Brighton 2013
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - University of London 1985
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) 1989

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychosomatic disorders


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I actually operate a sliding scale of fees according to client means. This ranges from £40 to £50 per 50-minute session, means dependent, with the first session at £25 as it covers my room rental costs and because that session tends to be more information-finding than therapeutic. I'm willing to negotiate rate reductions where this is deemed necessary for all sessions.

When I work

I am available weekdays from 8 30 am until 7 30 pm and Saturday from 9 am until 1 pm.

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Forecourt and free on-street parking available at most times.


Dr Richard Hornby
Dr Richard Hornby