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...
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Shopping addiction and online pharmacy addiction.
Loneliness & Isolation
£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.