Telephone: 07939 061 822


14 The Tything


Our Team

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Huw Richards

HuwHuw Richards RMN, DPSN, RNT, BSc (Hons), MSc, Cert Dth, Dip Psychodrama, MBACP, UKCP registrant, is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. He is a widely-experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with 33 years experience within the NHS and academic sector.

My 33 years of clinical and educational practice, provide you with the reassurance of receiving the most up to date, professional and specialist intervention in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I provide opportunities for developing successful and sustainable positive change to improve your life and relationships. Those Individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, low self esteem, diminished confidence, low mood, relationship difficulties, family issues, bereavement and other related concerns, are those individuals that could most benefit from my expert input.

A senior academic, researcher and practitioner, I actively contribute through paper and workshop presentation nationally. I am a registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Registered Psychodrama Practitioner, Trainer, Supervisor and Training Supervisor with the British Psychodrama Association, Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Huw is on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The AVR scheme was set up to by central Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates commitment to the highest professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.


Valerie Northcote

ValValerie trained extensively in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy (sex therapy) and is a registered Relate Practitioner. She is  a member of both, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Psychosexual Therapy provides a way of working to enable individuals and/or couples who have an identified sexual dysfunction as well as those who would like to improve their sexual relationship.

Alongside her clinical expertise in Couples Counselling and Psychosexual  Therapy she has a specialist interest in addictions and compulsive behaviours.

Valerie also sees clients for individual counselling sessions.


Linda Hoag

Linda Hoag portraitLinda is an Accredited Practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and a Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. EMDR is a recognised treatment for a variety of conditions that can result from traumatic experiences.

Linda is also a UKCP Registered Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist and a Professional Member of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice. Currently she offers short term psychotherapy on a once weekly basis. Linda has a special interest in working with people who have had a traumatic birth experience.




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Our commitment

Focus Health is committed to providing professional, high standard and accessible counselling and psychotherapy services to our clients throughout Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
We are motivated by a dedication in providing prompt, positive and efficient intervention when you are most in need. Appointments can be secured within 48 hours of initial contact.

Contact Details

Focus Health Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
14 The Tything
Worcester WR1 1HD


Telephone: 07939 061 822.


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