Psychotherapy and Counselling in Central London
Phone 020 7636 1256 or 07514067595 for an initial chat or email me
My name is Richard Backes, I'm an experienced and qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based at 25 Margaret Street, W1W 8RX, 5 mins from Oxford Circus Underground. I provide psychotherapy and counselling in Central London.
I provide a confidential and safe setting for us to explore past and present feelings and relationships.
By understanding more about yourself, and by developing a greater self-awareness, the aim is to find different ways of thinking about and dealing with painful situations or feelings.
More about Counselling and Therapy and more about My Background/Qualifications
I offer help for a variety of issues: difficulties in making or sustaining relationships, bereavement, depression, difficulties with sex or sexuality, work related issues, anxiety, divorce, abuse, shame, anger, guilt, lack of self esteem or self confidence and many other issues.
Sessions are also available several times a week at a reduced rate should we decide this would be helpful. Sessions are charged on a sliding scale according to individual circumstances. For more about fees click here
Sessions are 50 minutes long once a week or some times more frequently. All you need to do is give me a call on 07514067595 or email me.
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I am qualified both as a Counsellor and as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I work with people on a short-term and a long-term basis. I am a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, registered with the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC). I have a background providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling in companies and running a specialist therapy service in South London, taking NHS referrals. As well as my private practice I work on an honorary basis at the Tavistock Centre NHS clinic. I am registered with Aviva and Bupa health.
Phone 020 7636 1256 or 07514067595 or email me
"Out of your vulnerability will come your strength" Sigmund Freud