Richard Hughes is an UKCP trainee psychotherapist, working towards a five-year clinical diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. He is currently on an NHS placement at Mawbey Group Practice.
At the heart of ‘integrative’ therapy, is an acknowledgement that everyone’s subjective experience is unique. With this as a starting point, Richard provides a supportive and confidential space to explore and be heard. And whilst he may draw on different psychotherapeutic modalities in his work, his approach is tailored to each person. An outcome of integrative therapy can be greater autonomy, an understanding of why we respond the way we do and how we use defence mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and the ability to play and problem solve. Ultimately, integrative therapy nurtures meaningful choice, self-knowledge and acceptance.
Richard has worked in the commercial and creative sector for over 20 years and continues to do so, he is committed to creative diversity and mental health awareness within his profession. Richard has a particular interest in working with relationship issues, conflict within the workplace, LGBT issues and the impact of life transitions.