Robert Hill MSc. reg UKCP MBACP
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of experience working with clients from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in the NHS, the education sector and voluntary organisations - but now work exclusively from my private practice in Richmond.
I work with individual clients on both a short-term and long-term basis, depending on what they are seeking. I also have a lot of experience working as a couples counsellor and working with teenagers (both individually and with their parents).
Sometimes my clients come with a clear sense of what is troubling them: for example, they might be experiencing depression or anxiety, struggling with a bereavement, trying to make sense of something from their past. And, sometimes, they just have a sense that they might benefit from thinking through some aspects of their life and want to take the time to do that jointly with someone else who is not directly part of their life but who will listen carefully to what they say and work with them to understand it.
Choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist is a very personal decision – it is a relationship in which ‘good chemistry’ can be really important. I hope that my website gives you a sense for who I am and how I work. And I also hope that, if you feel that I may be able to help you, you’ll make contact so we can arrange an introductory session in which we can talk through what’s going on in your life at the moment and what you are hoping for from the sessions as well as you getting a feel for me and how I work. By the end of this session, you can decide whether it makes sense to carry on.
If this sounds interesting to you then I hope you’ll make contact by email or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University and a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
I am registered with the UKCP and am an accreditied member of the BACP.
I am also a Certified Transactional Analyst (accredited by the European Association of Transactional Analysis).
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.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young people/teenagers - both individually and with parent(s)
My standard fee is £65 for daytime sessions and £70 for evening sessions. I also offer some concessions to clients who are unable to afford this level of fee.
I work from my home and am very close to train and bus links. For clients who drive there is off street parking.