I’m Richard Swynnerton. I decided to train to be a psychotherapist back in 1992 after a particularly rewarding experience in personal therapy myself. Making better sense of my personal experience and getting a clearer perspective on my life gave me the confidence and conviction in counselling and psychotherapy being an invaluable process towards the aid of self development and personal growth and it’s something I’ve felt passionate about ever since.
During my work as a therapist over the past twenty years, I’ve been around the block a few times and gained invaluable experience which I feel I’m able to call on in my work with people today. As well as private practice, I’ve taught for many years at The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University and previously at The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling as well. Up until very recently I managed a counselling service for Westminster Drug Project; a job which I’d done for the past ten years or so.
My hope, if you decide to come and work with me, is that my enthusiasm and belief in this process will inspire you to want to learn how to utilise it fully for your own personal development. My aim is to help you to develop the necessary resources and skills to be able to delve more deeply into your own life situation and understand it better which the aim of then make the changes which you feel you need to make.