Background

Richard was born deep in the rainforest of Guyana, South America - his mothers country - and was raised in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, where his father worked as a flying doctor for the remote settlements and the Indigenous peoples. 

 

On moving to the UK, his fathers homeland, at the age of seven Richard entered military boarding school where his interest in music began.

 

At university Richard studied Biotechnology and Genetics and during this time started his career in music and music production. Since then he has produced albums and remixes for many artists including Simon Jaymes and Lady Ga Ga and is Musical Director to multiplatinum artists Marlon Roudette, Shakespeare Sister. He has toured with a host of artists including All Saints and Sugababes, Cathy Dennis and has supported Emeli Sande, The Chilli Peppers, Sting, Bob Dylan and Art Garfunkel among others. Richard continues to write music for iTunes playlists, film and television.

Systemic Therapy

In 2004 Richard began studying Family Systems Psychotherapy at Regent's School of Psychotherapy & Psychology. He was tutored in Family Systems Therapy founded by Bert Hellinger and trained under renowned systemic practitioners Judith Hemming, Jutta ten Herkel, Phillippa Lubbock, Richard Walstein and attended workshops by Bert Hellinger. He later organised workshops in the UK for Mark Wolynn, one of America’s leading Family Systems Practitioners.

 

In 2014, Richard sustained an almost fatal injury whilst snowboarding. He ruptured two valves in his heart and needed open heart surgery. His recovery was scheduled to take four to six months but after six weeks he was back. This experience deepened his capacity in all areas of his work.

 

Between tours Richard works in Systemic therapy with individuals, couples, families and groups throughout the UK, often assisted by Amanda Jayne, one of the worlds foremost Jikiden Reiki teachers. 

 

His range of experience in Systemics includes working for a government funded organisation based in Kent for a number of years and facilitating workshops for The Scottish Borders Police Choir. In 2014 and 2015 Richard created a project involving more than one hundred children and their teachers in association with Dover Arts Development and The Big Draw National Lottery. The project explored underlying issues in teacher/child relationships through the medium of art, music, poetry and movement. Systemics was used as a foundation for the project. 

Systemics was also used to facilitate a workshop looking at Dover towns' past, present and future and possible solutions to its ongoing social issues. 

 

Richard lives in Kent with his wife, Diane and three children. He keeps a flock of wild sheep on a small farm. He continues to facilitate family systems constellation workshops and has recently taken a role with the Centre for Systemic Constellations in London to assist with their teacher training program.