Counselling and Therapy Oxford Circus, Central London

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Counselling and Psychotherapy for Oxford Circus (City of London and Central London areas)

Please note that the consulting room is now based in Oxford Circus

Ring or text 07514067595 or click here to contact Richard Backes
for counselling and psychotherapy in Oxford Circus

I offer help with work related issues, difficulties with sex or sexuality, divorce, anxiety, shame, guilt, bereavement, self esteem, anger, difficulites with relationships, depression and self confidence and many other issues. We provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about difficult and painful emotions and benefit from seeing things from a new perspective.

I am a qualified and experienced therapist, providing one to one counselling and psychotherapy. I have a background of working in teams and in institutions as well as working one to one with private clients.

Deciding to see a counsellor or psychotherapist might feel like a difficult thing to do. You may think you should be able to sort your problems out by yourself or perhaps friends are sympathetic. A therapist offers an alternative point of view informed by their professional training and how they understand you as an individual.

It might help you to know a bit more about how the therapy we offer works. Therapy entails understanding you as an individual. We use our many years of experience and our in depth clinical training to help you find out about the underlying emotional conflicts that cause feelings like low self esteem, or result in relationship difficulties and other problems. Once these conflicts and your real feelings can be talked about you can come to feel very here for more about counselling

For therapy in Oxford Circus ring now on 07514067595 or click here to make an initial appointment. You are a unique individual and so we offer no general presciption - instead we take the time and care to get understand you.

Counselling and Therapy for Depression

Seeking help is key
According to the Mental Health Foundation one in six people are estimated to experience depression in their life time. But the Foundation say this figure is an underestimate as many depressed people don't ask for help or tell anyone. So seeking help is in itself a vital first step.

Depression is different for each one of us
It is important to find out what the word “depression” means for you as an individual as it is different for everyone. My aim as your therapist is to work with you so we can find out how the particular difficulties you face are shaped by your own specific, deep seated and hidden thoughts.

Living with loss
One way of thinking about depression is that it is your own very personal reaction to loss. This can be of a relationship, of a job or through bereavement. It is normal to feel sadness and sometimes guilt and anger at such events. Experiencing these feelings are a part of the process of coming to terms with and learning to live with what has happened. But if this process of grieving is inhibited and we are unable to acknowledge the nature of our loss, what the loss really means to us as an individual and how angry we feel deep down then depression can take hold. This is where counselling or psychotherapy can sometimes help.

Contact us for help with depression click here

Our consulting rooms are conveniently situated at 25 Margaret street, W1W 8RX, 5 minutes from Oxford Circus tube station.

Exploring your concerns can often help you understand your strengths and build on them to support the changes you want to make.

Therapy and counselling can help

Some of the problems we may be able to help with:

  • Feelings of stress or anxiety
  • A lack of confidence or self-esteem
  • Depression, emptiness or loss of sense of self
  • Difficulties with starting, sustaining or finishing relationships
  • Work-related problems
  • Losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
  • Eating difficulties such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Family worries, conflicts and crises
  • Sexual dysfunction and sexuality and sexual identity problems
  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • The effects of serious physical or long-term illness
  • Understanding yourself better

For a counsellor and therapy in the City please email us at, or you can ring or text us on 07514067595.

Counselling and therapy for Central London, the City & surrounding areas

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