About me

I have just started Wednesday sessions in Castellain Road and have the following times available:

9:50, 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30 These sessions can be Online or by Phone

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Sometimes it is difficult to make sense of our lives; we may not like or understand how we behave or react, but feel unable to change. Sometimes a part of us may feel overwhelmed by life events, feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with difficult relationships

Deciding to meet with a therapist can be an important step in helping you to make changes and move forward in life. A therapist will provide a reflective space, where you can speak your mind and explore your difficulties.

I believe this alliance can help you clarify and understand the patterns that have developed in your life, and explore how past experience may still be affecting you and the way you relate to others. Going through this process can help you have more confidence and choice in the way you live.

My relationship work has the same principles in mind, but is particularly useful in exploring how people relate to each other and how what each has brought with them into the relationship, impacts upon it.

Generally, the people I see come to therapy in order to address emotional, personal or relationship problems.

These include:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Difficulties in sustaining relationships
  • Bereavement & other losses
  • Physical illness
  • Difficulty in expressing feelings
  • Loneliness
  • Issues relating to abuse or unhappiness in childhood
  • Stress at work
  • Spousal Abuse

They might also come because they wish to work on one or other of these symptoms:

  • Obsessive and or compulsive behaviour
  • Depression, Anxiety or Panic Attacks
  • Psychosexual Problems
  • Substance Abuse (including Food, Alcohol, Pornography, Drugs)
  • Suicide and Self-Harming

I usually offer open-ended long-term therapy, which may continue for at least several months — often longer, especially if difficulties are deep-seated. Together we can reflect on how you respond to life events and explore the way you relate to yourself and others. I won’t tell you what to do or give advice but will help you make your own choices.

We would start with an assessment, where we can both get a feel for each other and get a sense of whether we wish to work together. Following this, once or twice weekly sessions last for 50 minutes.

I see patients near to Maida Vale, Clapham and Tooting.

Training, qualifications & experience

My working modality and supervision are in the school of British Object Relations, my training was accredited by the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and I am a registered member of the BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Additional information

I charge £85 a session but offer some reduced-fee places.

Availability

I have just started Wednesday sessions in Castellain Road and have the following times available:

9:50, 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Languages offered

French (but not completely fluent)

Richard White

Richard White