Integrative Therapist (MBACP)
My name is Richard English and I am a BACP registered integrative therapist in private practice working from HQ Therapy in Haggerston, Hackney, E8.
I can help you address self-esteem issues and tackle your inner critic.
I can help you move out of stuckness, make more informed decisions about what you want to change, or come to terms with things you can’t.
Life can feel overwhelming. We might not know how to change or manage a difficult situation. Sometimes we repeat unhelpful patterns, but we aren’t sure why.
Maybe we want to understand our family dynamics. We might feel anxious, stuck, unfulfilled, or depressed. How do I move forward? Am I the person I want to be?
That’s where therapy can help. It can provide support during tough times, but also be an exciting space for personal exploration.
I’m grateful to work with people of different genders, races, sexualities, classes, disabilities, and religions.
Your uniqueness is welcome and valued. I’m committed to providing an affirming, inclusive, and non-judgemental space.
As an integrative therapist, I draw from a toolkit of different therapy techniques, which means I’ll always tailor my approach to you.
I have a two-pronged method: working to alleviate stress in the now, but also exploring the past to identify the issue’s root cause. By exploring those origins, we can better understand our behaviours in order to make more informed choices.
Techniques I use include person-centred, psychodynamic, existential, attachment, and CBT. I also take an embodied approach as our bodies are great barometers for what’s happening mentally.
A lack of confidence and self-esteem can hold you back from achieving your potential and sabotage your relationships. I can help you better understand the history of your inner critic and negative beliefs, help you challenge them, and then help you develop new behaviours.
A loss might be a bereavement, a change in career, family, health, relationship status, or age. Grief is an emotional reaction to loss, and there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. I work with the Dual Process Model, which helps find a balance between facing loss and re-engaging with a drastically altered life.
I’m a gay man (he/him) and work with the queer and GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship, Diversity) community. I’m aware of how prejudice, shame, and trauma impact us and how they can inhibit the relationships we seek and the lives we want to lead.
Men and Mental Health:
I’m aware of the stigma some men feel around intimacy and expressing emotions, and how that can negatively impact self-esteem and relationships. I help men explore the barriers to them living a fuller life with more satisfactory relationships.
I graduated from The Minster Centre, the UK’s leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in journalism, photography, TV production, and charity communications, so I appreciate the importance of empowering people to find their voice.
I am currently working with clients both face-to-face and online.
Sessions and fees
Sessions last 50 minutes and can be online or in person.
I offer a free 30-minute initial chat, after that my fee is £65 per session.
I also have limited reduced-rate therapy sessions.
***If you are interested in contacting Richard English or need information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***