Richard English Integrative Therapist London E8Richard English:

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.


LGBT+ Community:
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.***

Clients Richard English Works With

Client Issues Richard Deals With

Therapy Modalities Richard uses With Clients

Richard English – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 09:00 – 16:00
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Contact Details

Richard English, integrative therapist, can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 07983 693 879
Email: [email protected]

Training and Qualifications

Diploma in Integrative Counselling, MBACP; MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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