Richard Burgess Psychodynamic psychotherapist , SW17
I have over 20 years experience as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private and voluntary capacities.
I provide a confidential space where difficulties can be explored in depth and where it becomes possible to increase self-understanding in order to achieve change. Anyone who is interested in how their life has led them to be who they are and are ready to commit themselves to looking at their difficulties honestly can benefit from psychotherapy.
You may have long-standing issues. These may be experiences of mild chronic anxiety and depression or more severe feelings prompted by complex and difficult situations. These might involve losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy.
You might suffer a lack of self-confidence; feel stuck in unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour; have a vague discomfort with yourself; a sense of futility and inner or outer isolation. There may be doubts about the way you relate to others or the way they relate to you.
We each have a unique experience of life from which our particular inner world has arisen. Understanding your inner world is central to my approach to therapy.
Training and qualifications
I am licensed to practise psychodynamic psychotherapy by WPF Therapy, London. I am a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling;registered with the United kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and a member of their accredited register.
I see clients on a regular weekly basis on a time-limited or open-ended basis. The sessions last 50 minutes. In addition to my private practice I have provided counselling in a charity setting for people with a wide range of emotional difficulties.
I abide by the UKCP code of ethics and meet their requirements for Continuing Professional Development. I receive regular supervision to ensure I provide the best standards of practice for my clients. I keep my knowledge and skills up to date by attending lectures and seminars.
I am able to see clients at most times of the day including evening and early morning. My fee is £60 per session. The sessions last 50 minutes. I will consider short-term contracts or ongoing therapy. I receive regular supervision.
124 Gassiot Road
My practice is within 10 minutes walking distance of Tooting Broadway tube station.