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 works at UCLH, and privately he is the clinical director for 'Dr Richard Doherty & Associates', 'The Sleep Therapist' and 'A Quiet Space: anxiety 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. Prior to founding 'The Sleep Therapist' in 2017, he was the lead psychologist for the complex sleep service at Guy's Hospital.
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.
- 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)
Anxiety (Health, social, general)
Problems with decision making
Diploma with distinction CBT therapy 2011
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey 2010
BSC (first class honours) in Psychology 2004
Westminster School 1984-1994
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
Rich was a wonderful Therapist and helped immensely with the issues I was struggling with. Very practical and straightforward with his insight and advice.
Rich is a top guy and an exceptional therapist! His unique style is far removed from the stagnant, clinical stereotype often associated with psychologists. Positive, empathetic, a great listener and very knowledgeable-it feels very easy and very comfortable ‘off loading’ to him. Rather than dwelling on past events, Rich focusses more on the here and now. I leave each session feeling re-energised and focussed, armed with lots of ideas and strategies for improvement and progression. I thoroughly recommend him.
I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Rich Doherty. The sessions I had gave me a greater understanding of myself and equipped me to better deal with some challenging family dynamics.
Richard was very friendly, approachable and professional. He was very helpful and I felt in a short amount of time we made a lot of progress. I highly recommend him.
I have been seeing Rich for a while now. He is excellent: empathetic, excellent theoretical knowledge, and looks for creative solutions. Always seeking to improve the service he provides. Could not speak more highly of him.
Richard has been fantastic. He really listens to you and sees you for all of who you are, not just your medical history. I have learnt so much about myself and how to cope with my pain in his sessions. It really has been eye-opening and extremely helpful.
Richard has helped me to deal with some issues I have been having recently surrounding anxiety. He is very easy to talk to and since being treated by him I have felt a marked fall in my levels of anxiety.