Dr Richard Doherty

Dr Richard Doherty

BA, BSC Psy, Dclin Psy, PGdip CBT

Psychology, Psychotherapy

Offers video consultation
14 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I met Richard when I was facing probably one of the most critical challenge in my life. Richard started by explaining to me with such clarity, the mechanisms underlaying my emotional feelings. With this first instance scientific approach, he helped me going beyond what seemed to be totally out of control and foreign feelings. Getting a picture of the mechanisms involved grounded me and kind of stopped my fall. Then, Richard very naturally added his compassion, his understanding as a thoughtful human being and together with the first scientific approach it achieved to bring me all the support I needed and the strategy how to deal with what I was going through. Throughout the sessions, Richard has also very discretely but strongly enhanced my self-confidence, he was very honest, always leaving reality being what it was, just helping me dealing with it but never underestimating or changing it. Considering his action as a trigger of my own resilience, he gave me technics and keys which I could use long term after I stopped seeing him. Richard has an outstanding knowledge of psychological mechanisms, and is a very compassionate therapist, combining both skills makes him a very special professional. So cleverly, he understood my pain and brought the help I needed, the way I needed to receive it. “
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Subspecialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Registered psychologist
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies: 120636
  • Health Care and Professional Council: PYL26276
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £180

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:00 - 21:00
    Tue
    17:00 - 21:00
    Wed
    17:00 - 21:00
    Thu
    17:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    17:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    08:00 - 18:00
    Sun
    08:00 - 18:00

    About

    Dr Richard Doherty is a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist, experienced in delivering CBT, ACT and Mindfulness therapy for a range of physical and psychological difficulties. In his NHS role he has worked at St Thomas hospital for 10 years and during that time has been the lead psychologist for the complex sleep, asthma, headache and ICU unit. Currently he has a locum role at St Thomas' in staff support for anxiety, stress and sleep in ICU. Privately he is the clinical director for 'Dr Richard Doherty & Associates: an anxiety, sleep and stress clinic'.

    Dr Doherty Completed his Honours Degree (first class) in Psychology from the University of London. He then went on to obtain a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and a further Diploma in CBT Therapy, awarded with Distinction. He works with a wide range of issues, including treating all types of sleep conditions, anxiety, work-related stress, depression, and physical health conditions including chronic pain and migraine. 

    As well as his NHS and private work, he currently teaches on the Oxford University Clinical Doctorate course on 'CBT and advanced interventions', and the Royal Holloway CBT course.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Work-related stress, personal relationship stress, insomnia, ibs, tinnitus, pain, migraine, anxiety and depression treated using
    • A) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • B) Acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • C) Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR)
    • D) Stress and threat reduction therapy (STRT)

    Insomnia (and other sleep conditions)

    Work-Related stress

    Migraine

    Pain

    Anxiety (Health, social, general)

    PTSD

    OCD

    Panic

    Relationship difficulties

    Problems with decision making

    Depression

    Trauma

    Procedures

    • Work Stress
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Cognitive Training
    • Mindfulness Focused Techniques
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Video Consultation
    • Work Performance
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    Special interests

    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Harm OCD
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessional Behaviour
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
    • Self-Worth Issues
    • Sex Related Issues
    • Sleep Disorders
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    Education

    Qualifications

    Diploma with distinction CBT therapy 2011

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey 2010

    BSC (first class honours) in Psychology 2004

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Anxiety Disorder
    6/17
    Relationship Issues
    3/17
    Work Stress
    3/17
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    2/17
    Stress
    2/17
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    1/17
    Low Self-Esteem
    1/17
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    1/17
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    (5/5)
    I met Richard when I was facing probably one of the most critical challenge in my life. Richard started by explaining to me with such clarity, the mechanisms underlaying my emotional feelings. With this first instance scientific approach, he helped me going beyond what seemed to be totally out of control and foreign feelings. Getting a picture of the mechanisms involved grounded me and kind of stopped my fall. Then, Richard very naturally added his compassion, his understanding as a thoughtful human being and together with the first scientific approach it achieved to bring me all the support I needed and the strategy how to deal with what I was going through. Throughout the sessions, Richard has also very discretely but strongly enhanced my self-confidence, he was very honest, always leaving reality being what it was, just helping me dealing with it but never underestimating or changing it. Considering his action as a trigger of my own resilience, he gave me technics and keys which I could use long term after I stopped seeing him. Richard has an outstanding knowledge of psychological mechanisms, and is a very compassionate therapist, combining both skills makes him a very special professional. So cleverly, he understood my pain and brought the help I needed, the way I needed to receive it.
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    (5/5)
    Dr Doherty was very engaging making sure I understood the process and really helped me drill deeper in a lot of my behaviours to try to transform them myself. The whole process truly feels like it has helped me be more aware of my behaviours and almost 2 years on since I first reached out I can still use a lot of the mechanisms we discussed during our sessions. With all that has happened in 2020 I would have greatly struggled to go through it without the support and tools received by Dr Doherty.
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    Dr. Doherty assisted me through a challenging time of my professional life. He helped me clear through the noise to arrive at the right decisions.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Richard was the first professional help I sought that legitimately helped me progress. He creates such a calm, clear and open dialogue that by the end of just the first session I felt safe and comfortable and hopeful for the sessions ahead.
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    (5/5)
    Dr Doherty has helped me through several personal issues over the last few years. He provides insightful and actionable advice that I have always found to be highly relevant to the most important issue facing me.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I can highly recommend Rich. He has helped me a lot this past year. The route cause of my issues can seem trivial to some - But Rich has very quickly absorbed this and been great at listening and giving me the tools I need to manage things. He is just a really good guy to talk to, as well as a great therapist.
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    (5/5)
    I’ve been seeing Rich for nearly two years and have benefitted greatly from our sessions. Dr Rich has a very gentle manner which makes me feel safe when talking about painful experiences. I actually really look forward to therapy.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Rich is a wonderful therapist! He really helped me a lot since we started our sessions! He manage to assist me to find a way to control my feelings and recognise my threats. He helped me to become aware about how I feel and why I have this feeling in many occasions in my life. He has plenty of smart techniques to show all the above and the examples that he uses are simple and always spot on, so this really helps and improve my understanding about myself and people around me.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Rich has provided the most tailored, insightful and effective therapy which I believe will have long-lasting benefit. This is due to his extensive experience and training across segments of mental health, his genuine curiosity and problem-solving enthusiasm which is infectious for the patient. He does not wallow, he does not preach things he wouldn’t believe would work, regardless of theory, but focuses instead on a structured approach to discovery (what), rationale (why), impact mitigation (band aid) whilst working on behavioural change which absolves the need for the mitigation. If you have a personal challenge which you’re not able to get on top of yourself, I can’t recommend Rich more as a partner to help you help you on that journey.
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    (5/5)
    Richard has an exceptional ability to provide insightful feedback and practical advice on how to first understand, and then overcome mental health issues. My course of sessions with him dramatically improved my sense of well being and quality of life following an episode of health anxiety. I would recommend him in a heartbeat
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