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Welcome to AddiChat


Welcome to AddiChat

We are a team of therapists dedicated to the wellbeing of our clients. Our highly trained therapists provide counselling and psychotherapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual and informed by ethical and best practice guidelines. 

Our services are particularly effective due to our emphasis on supporting clients using evidence-based approaches. We draw on current psychological knowledge to provide specialist support for those affected by addiction, anxiety, mood problems, personality and relationship difficulties.

Our services are confidential, non-judgmental and you will always be treated with respect.

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Would you like to speak with someone straight away? Call us today to arrange an appointment with one of our highly trained therapists. Alternatively, you can book your free initial phone call by clicking on the link in the text box. We will arrange for you to confidentially speak with one of our therapists to discuss how we can best help you.

Call 07397397464 or email


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When you talk with your therapist

We give you a safe space to talk in confidence about your life, personal circumstances and current challenges. Although we have a wealth of experience in working with diverse clients, we will not make assumptions about your reasons for seeking our services.

​Your first meeting with your therapist will help them understand your needs and establish how you will be working together. Your therapist will work with you to determine the most appropriate approach to meet your needs and fulfil your aspirations.

Call us now on 07397397464


Feel free to contact us to discuss availability. We endeavour to be flexible around your needs.

How we can help you

Counselling Psychology and EMDR Therapy

We offer both short- and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. Many presentations allow for short-term therapy, typically up to 12 sessions but when working with compulsive behaviours, substance misuse and personality issues these may involve medium- to long-term therapy, usually 6 months plus. We also offer EMDR therapy.


We treat a variety of issues including:

  • Addictions

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar

  • Body image

  • Depression

  • Eating issues

  • Health issues

  • Mood disorders

  • Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour

  • Occupational stress

  • Panic attacks

  • Personality issues

  • Phobias

  • Psychometric ability and personality testing

  • Relationships

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Work and career issues

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Treatment and Recovery


We offer the following additional services:

  • Advice and information

  • Comprehensive assessment

  • Goal-setting and care planning

  • Psychoeducation and motivational workshops

  • Psychometric ability and personality testing

  • Relapse prevention work

  • Harm reduction and safer injecting advice

  • Assess for community alcohol detoxification and opioid substitute treatment

  • Liaise with G.P. and other statutory services

Ryan Card

Meet the team

Dr Ryan Card CPsychol DPsych AFBPsS
Counselling Psychologist
Specialising in addiction and dual diagnosis including anxiety, mood and personality disorders

Ryan first trained as an addiction counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in 2006 and has since had over 17 years of experience working with addiction and dual diagnosis in a variety of settings, including private rehabilitation centres, prison services, charities and NHS community services, including specialist addictions services and community mental health teams (CMHT).

Ryan has a BA in psychological counselling, a PgDip in occupational psychology and a combined MSc and DPsych in counselling psychology. He has undergone additional training in solution-focused therapy through Brief training, dialectical behavioural therapy including mindfulness through British Isles DBT training, motivational interviewing and Yalom's model of interpersonal group psychotherapy and its application in treating addictions, delivered through Bath University. Ryan has trained as an EMDR therapist.

Ryan is committed to helping individuals process and understand various emotional and psychological difficulties that may be causing distress. He has experience working with addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar, depression, personality, obsessions and compulsions, self-harm and trauma.

He works integratively and draws on evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. He is also an EMDR therapist.
Ryan is a chartered member (CPsychol) and associate fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP). He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He is also a registered psychometrist with the BPS in occupational ability and personality testing using the 15-Factor Questionnaire Plus.

Ryan lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and has two boys. He is an avid golfer and fly fisher.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)

  • MSc Counselling Psychology

  • PgDip Occupational Psychology

  • BA Psychology specialising in Psychological Counselling

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

  • BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Ability

  • BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Personality using the 15-Factor Questionnaire Plus

  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

  • Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP)

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Register of Qualifications in Test Use through BPS

  • Adheres to the ethical guidelines of the BPS, HCPC and the BACP.





AddiChat Counselling and Psychotherapy
42A Watling Street


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Online and Telephone Services

We also offer online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy. This means that busy people will be able to attend their sessions remotely from anywhere around the world. We currently provide this service over the phone, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom and Teams.



We offer in-person, online, telephone and home visits.


Free initial telephone consultation: (15min)

Individual sessions: £70

Weekends: £80 (please enquire about availability)

Home visits: additional fee may apply

Concessions: £60

Intensive therapeutic programme: £300 per week (minimum four weeks payment upfront, non-refundable)

* Fees may be adjusted depending on time, place, and individual basis. Additional fees may apply for home visits.

Concessions: At AddiChat, we strive to make our service truly affordable. Let us know if you feel entitled to a reduced rate.

Cancellations: We request that you please give at least 48 hours notice if you intend to cancel your appointment. 

Cash and card payments are accepted.

I am a recognised AvivaAXACigna GlobalGeneral & Medical, HealixVitality, and WPA healthcare provider.

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"Ryan is a great therapist, very calm and understanding. He gave me great insights into some of the issues I've been facing. I particularly enjoyed his work with mindfulness techniques."


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