Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Member Of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)

Professional experience

Richard Lee is a sessional therapist at Nightingale Hospital who sees patients struggling with drug and alcohol problems, anxiety, depression or stress on a one-to-one basis and also in groups.

He previously worked at Priory Hospital North London as an Addiction Therapist, based in Southgate, where he gained experience delivering a structured day treatment programme, facilitating group therapy and seeing patients on a one-to-one basis.

Personal statement

Richard specialises in working in the field of addiction, both with those struggling with addiction issues and their family members or significant others. Invariably, this involves working with dual-diagnosis patients who may present with issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, trauma, loss, and low self-esteem.

When working one-to-one, Richard’s approach is patient-focused, integrative and collaborative and his sessions are individually designed to meet the patient’s needs. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and his own life experience. He believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental space which places an emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship.