There are times when life feels overwhelming, we don’t know how to manage or change a challenging situation. We can find ourselves repeating unhelpful patterns but aren’t sure why. Sometimes we can feel unfulfilled, stuck, depressed, or anxious. We might ask ourselves:
Is this the person I want to be?
How can I move forward?
Therapy can help you find clearer understanding to make more informed decisions about what you want to change – or come to terms with things you can’t. It can also be an exciting space for personal exploration and can offer support during tough times.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Richard English
Therapy might feel daunting at first, but I offer a supportive and non-judgemental space where we can explore whatever brings you here. Respect, curiosity, and compassion underpin my practice.
I follow a two-pronged process: working to relieve distress in the now, but also investigating the past to better understand the origins of behavioural patterns. This will help you make more informed choices.
My Specialisms & Who I Work With
I’m fortunate to work with a diverse range of clients. I offer a confidential, safe, welcoming, and affirming space. I regularly work with men and issues specific to them, but not exclusively.
I’m a BACP registered integrative therapist and work with adults. I draw from a toolkit of techniques (including relational, psychodynamic, humanistic) which enables me to provide you with a tailored approach.
Relationships: have you hit a problem?
Life is a mix of relationships: family, friends, partners, colleagues. Sometimes relationships are challenging and it’s difficult to navigate them.
Maybe it’s about sex, intimacy, anger, or difficulty around communication.
Are you where you expected to be? Do you feel good enough? Do you struggle getting or asking for what you want? Perhaps you find certain social or work situations difficult?
Working together we can explore what’s going on, what you’d like from your relationships, and how to make changes.
Men’s Mental Health Therapy
I help men explore the barriers to living a fuller life, whether that be issues around relationships, sexuality, confidence, stress, anger, or depression.
These issues can negatively affect self-esteem and impact on work and social relationships.
You may feel uncomfortable around intimacy or expressing your needs or emotions. Maybe you learnt that being vulnerable was a sign of weakness.
We can explore how to better communicate to the people who matter. Vulnerability is a strength; it can rejuvenate and enrich relationships.
Self-esteem, Confidence, and Self-belief
Are you questioning the gap between where you are and where you want to be? Are you asking: ‘is this it?’
A lack of confidence can limit your potential and sabotage relationships. You might feel like an imposter, fearful you’ll be ‘found out.’
I can help you explore the origins of your anxiety and self-esteem issues. Through this exploration, you can better understand and challenge the roots of unhelpful belief systems, and a choose new path.
As a gay man (he/him), I have a specific interest in working with the queer community.
I’m aware of the particular issues we face, and the impact of trauma, prejudice, and shame. They can inhibit the relationships we seek and the life we want to lead.
I understand the stress we can experience within heteronormative society. I’m committed to providing an affirming, inclusive, non-judgemental space.
Coping with Grief & Loss
Grief is an emotional reaction to loss, which comes in many forms: a bereavement, change in relationship status, health, career, or age.
Loss is an unavoidable part of life, and our response will be individual. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve.
I work with the Dual Process Model with bereavement; it can help you find a balance between facing loss and re-engaging with a radically altered life.
A little more about me
I’m a qualified integrative therapist and trained at The Minster Centre, the UK’s leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy.
I always tailor my approach to you. Approaches include person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic, existential, and attachment. I often employ an embodied style, too; our physical bodies can be great barometers for what’s happening psychologically.
I regularly work with photos and imagery as it can be a way to access feelings and memories that might be difficult to communicate through talking alone.
Prior to being a therapist, I worked in TV production, journalism, documentary photography, and charity communications – so I understand the importance of empowering people to find their voice.
Areas I work with:
- Disordered eating
- Feeling stuck
- Grief, loss, or bereavement
- Identity issues
- Life transitions
- LGBTQ+ counselling
- Men’s issues
- Stress management
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I trained at The Minster Centre, the UK’s leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy. Professional development is key to my practice and some of my further training includes:
- Death and bereavement
- Self-harm and suicide
- LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Disordered eating
- Domestic abuse
I have undertaken additional grief training with St. Christopher’s Hospice and Cruse Bereavement Support.
As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical guidelines and standards. I have regular supervision, which helps maintain the standard and quality of my practice.
It’s important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. If my profile spoke to you in some way, email me and we can arrange a free online appointment to see how we might work together.
My rate is then £75 per 50-minute session.
Reduced Fee Sessions:
I currently have no availability for reduced fee clients.
Psychotherapy sessions at City Therapy Space: