Richard Curtis, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Richard Curtis

Liverpool German
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Richard Curtis, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Richard Curtis

Liverpool German
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My Approach

I strive to offer a safe psychological space in which the spoken word is the starting place for exploring ourselves. Even when we don't know where to start or quite what the problems might be, exactly. Psychotherapy gives us the opportunity to encounter and pay attention to ourselves, in all our wonderful complexity and contradiction, and to begin to deepen and enrich our connection to our internal worlds and those of others. Becoming more ourselves through therapy is a gift to ourselves, and to those around us, helping us to learn more of who we are and our psychological' mental health and vulnerabilities, and I try to offer the relational space in which such exploration can be possible.

I am currently working online, with intention to return to in-person in the near future. I can offer therapy to people looking for individual therapy, and am in the process of developing a Group Analytic Psychotherapy group.

My usual fee for individual psychotherapy is £75 per session, though there may be some consideration of reduced fees, depending on circumstances.

About Me

I am currently working in-person and online, and am available for new clients. I am contactable on 0781 247 1427 and through My website is

I am a group analyst working in an NHS outpatient Psychotherapy service, including as Clinical Lead in the Rotunda Day Democratic Therapeutic Community. I am also a member of the staff team at Group Analysis North, as a Training Supervisor and Seminar Leader on the Qualifying Course. As a group analyst, I am interested in the power of psychotherapy in pursuit of enriching our psychological lives, in deepening and strengthening our relational ties, and to enhance personal and interpersonal insight and functioning. Its important to me that insight and change can be possible and achieved through conversation and connection, the possibility to explore ourselves and others through putting our thoughts and feelings into words and hearing and experiencing the responses of others. I am also interested in the Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy model (aka Conversational Model), and am a qualified practitioner of EMDR for trauma. As a Clinical Supervisor, I work in NHS as well as a Training Supervisor on the Qualifying Course at Group Analysis North, as well as with individual clinicians and other agencies and staff groups in the Education, Health and Justice sectors.

In private practice, I offer long or short term individual therapy in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and am available for people suffering with complex traumas, sexual or relationship difficulties, identity problems, and psychological distress of all kinds.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Feelings of anxiety can be enormously debilitating, presenting for us all sorts of obstacles in living our lives well, giving us a sense that we cannot overcome feelings about our inability to succeed, coming in the form of 'impostor syndrome', in the form of internal voices that criticise us and tell us we are not capable, that something is insurmountable, and even filling us with feelings of fear and dread. Giving voice to our explorations of our fears and anxieties can be revelatory, and relieve us of long held unconscious blocks and 'forbidden' thoughts and feelings.
Exploring ourselves and our identities, examining who we are and how we came to be the persons we are, is a life long and endlessly enriching pursuit. In becoming who we are and who we can become, we are shaped by forces far beyond our view and personal responsibility, and psychotherapy is an opportunity to focus on learning and reconciling with our experience and its impact on us, often stored in our unconscious lives, in our dreams and wishes, and seen in the pattens of our lives and relationships with others. Our complex identities and experience and position in the world are shaped by big political issues including culture, race, gender, class, nationality, sexuality, our relationships with power and authority, our receipt of love and care, our personal traumas and our transpersonal social contexts. It can only be through others, and in relationships with others, that we can come to know ourselves, and continue realising our identities.
'Mental Health Issues' is a very broad term that may include any aspect of suffering that people can endure, including anxiety, depression, trauma from earlier experience, personality 'disorders', problems in relationships, struggles in personal identity, feelings of being overwhelmed or emotionally chaotic, feelings of emptiness, complex relationships with food, difficulties in intimate relationships, or a sense of not quite being ourselves. In dynamic and analytic psychotherapies, through connecting in a safe and supportive yet challenging relationship, we can deepen and enrich our relationship with ourselves, enhance our ability to love and play and work, and to enrich our relationships with others. Sometimes we don't know where to begin, but beginning is the most important step to take, even as a step into the unknown.
We are continuously shaped by and shaping of our relationships with others, but we are not limited by the experiences of relationship that we have had in our personal histories. Exploring ourselves and others in the therapy situation, whether in individual therapy or in an analytic group meeting is the starting point in further understanding how we can begin to 'break the mould' of those relationships that most shaped us when we were young. Beginning to discuss our difficulties in living gives us the 'royal road' to understanding our hidden depths and potential, including those aspects of ourselves that we have feared to turn toward. Exploring ourselves in relationship gives us a greater sense of who we are, different from others, separate from others and what they might want from us, empower us with self-possession we may never have felt before, and offers us a chance to feel stronger and better, the strengths of our vulnerabilities, and healthier richer relationships.
I offer analytically oriented supervision for clinicians in individual and group psychotherapy.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Group Analyst

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Identity Problems
  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

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UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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