Richard Turner - Psychotherapist & Addiction Specialist
I'm a qualified Psychotherapist with specialist knowledge and experience in addiction and mental health. I will provide a safe place for you to go on a non-judgemental journey of self-exploration so that you will grow and make changes for the better. The first therapy session is a good time to see if I can help you and if you would like to work with me. This is also a chance to begin building on a trusting therapeutic relationship which is an important part of the therapy process.
How do I work to help you?
Some of the work I do involves person centre therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy which involves exploring negative thought patterns that may inhibit you from moving on in your recovery.
I like to see clients for at least 5 sessions with a review at the 5th session to assess the therapy process and to see if therapy is helping.
Why do people come for therapy?
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and I think the benefits of coming to therapy can help you overcome some of the difficulties you may experience in life.
I have diverse knowledge and experience of working in mental health, government programmes and working in the private sector in residential treatment centres and detoxification clinics as a Psychotherapist.
I think coming to therapy can help you to come out of the silence of suffering alone and find the courage to reach out for help. I want to be there for you when you make that decision. I want to facilitate you in finding purpose away from the misery of addiction. I'm a person-centred therapist who can support you to unlock your full potential and help you overcome other emotions including anger, shame hurt and jealousy.
What happens next?
If you have any questions regarding addiction therapy and how I can help, or you would like to book an appointment, then I welcome you to either give me a call or send me a text on 07917 447366 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in facilitating therapeutic groups
- Diploma Level 3 health social care
- Certificate in substance abuse and addiction
- Certificates in Gestalt therapy workshops
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate 2 day Intensive Training
- (PESI UK)
I'm committed to my own ongoing Personal & Professional development with 20 years of experience in the field of addiction. l believe if you can change the way you think you can change the way you feel.
I have a lot of life experience of life's twist and turns working through my own grief and bereavement over the years. l know the courage it takes to keep going so that you can continue to have a life worth living.
Over the years I have worked overseas in the treatment centre's In Asia facilitating lectures in drug addiction and working in group therapy with clients recovering from various addictions. I will help anyone who wants to help themselves recover from addiction. I'm a person-centred compassionate therapist who knows that change is not easy. However, the way I work I will support you In motivating you to find the courage to change and find purpose away from the misery of addiction...
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Shopping addiction and online pharmacy addiction.
- Gambling Addiction
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£80 per one-hour session.
I try to make treatment affordable for everyone so please contact me to discuss fees.
The price may vary depending on location l also work from Baker St W1.
I have good links to affordable treatment centres over seas. He will support a seamless process into treatment if the need arises. For more details and information please email me or telephone to discuss treatment options.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday I'm available. I will also do Skype and telephone sessions on request mornings ,evenings and weekends. Any other requests l will try to be flexible as l can. Thanks
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|