Vanessa Richards

Vanessa Richards

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London SE20
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I would be happy to support you as you embark on a journey of self discovery and supporting you whilst we work through past and present issues. I hold a masters in integrative counselling and psychotherapy and trained in family and systemic therapy. I have successfully worked with clients from various backgrounds, from professionals, business owners, students, entertainers, medical professionals, couples, families, unemployed, abled and disabled and everyone in between.

I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with life and work difficulties,  anxiety, anger, relationship and family difficulties, heath, infidelity, depression, bereavement, identity issues, finding meaning, perinatal issues and career direction. My integrative practice enables me to adapt my approach to your unique needs. 

Remote working starts at £55 per session

Bulk Sessions work out cheaper too.

Face-to-face work starts at £65 per session

Couple and family rates differ 

Practice description

As a professional that has worked in clinical, public and private settings for over 10 years, I recognise the importance of tailoring my style to suit the needs of my service user. 

I work within the NHS within a mental health hospital where I deliver psychotherapy and counselling skills for service users in mental health crisis.

As a qualified therapeutic radiographer (specialist in treating cancer), I understand the different stages of the cancer journey. From diagnosis, treatment, side effects and the "what next stage". Therefore, I welcome family, friends and survivors who have undergone or going through the cancer journey. 

I appreciate the difficulties of being a student and welcome all students to speak freely of their challenges.

I am an author and international speaker of domestic and sexual abuse, which I am extremely passionate about.

I class my practice as relational and tailor my integrative model of CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred to your needs. 

The first step is to contact me outlining a little your reasons for therapy via email. After which, we will have an initial session. If we decide to work together we will normally agree to weekly sessions. Alternatively, we can work one week at a time.

My first session

The first session is an opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship.  We will explore what has brought you to therapy, complete a short clinical assessment, and identify some of your history and any questions you have about me and the process. At the end of the session we should both have the information we need to decide whether we are a good fit to continue working together. 

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited