Peter Chidwick

Peter Chidwick

249 Alcester Road South
Kings Heath
West Midlands
B14 6DT

07930 220 876

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249 Alcester Road South
Kings Heath
West Midlands
B14 6DT

07930 220 876

About me

I am a UKCP registered Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist working, with both individuals and couples, to provide the psychological space for in-depth self examination and reflection. I believe this space can be particularly useful at times of crisis and difficulty and provide the opportunity eventually to move forward in a more genuinely productive and creative way.

Working as an analytical psychotherapist, I aim to help people to explore their issues and concerns in the context of the past as well as the present so as to deepen understanding of the roots of these concerns. Thereby I hope to enable hidden aspects of experience and identity to find a more constructive and creative place within both the individual and his/her relationships with others.

Although, as I have said, my approach acknowledges the past as of central importance, our work will not - contrary perhaps to some expectations of therapy - be exclusively about your childhood memories. It is the way past and present interact dynamically with each other that I will seek to address with you.

One particularly important area of the present from a therapeutic point of view is the relationship with the therapist. This relationship can often come to reflect the patterns of relating that have caused the very concerns that have led to someone seeking therapy. It can, therefore, bring the patterns of the past alive. However, in contrast to what may have happened then, it does so in a therapeutic, non-judgmental context, the aim of which is to achieve understanding and change by deepening awareness, and working through the roots of such patterns and concerns.

These concerns may relate to something in the present - say, bereavement, or a relationship difficulty; or be about behaviour which is troubling you. Alternatively they may be the result of some longer-term emotional difficulty and, often, there will be longer-term difficulties underlying immediate concerns. Finally, people can also want to discuss a lack of a sense of meaning or purpose in life and be in search of personal growth.

I see people at least weekly. Each of my appointments lasts 50 minutes. After an initial assessment period, if we agree to continue, I usually offer to see individuals for open-ended, long-term work; and couples for short-to-medium-term work. We will discuss, and review, what is the right arrangement for you.

I see people in my own consulting room (address above), through which I am seeking to provide a secure, confidential and professional setting for you. It is on the ground floor of a conveniently-placed office building. Parking is available to the front and rear of the building. The building is on the no.50 bus route, about 3 miles from the M42 (see map below).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since the early 1980s when my initial training was with Relate. Since then I have successfully completed a Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling with Relate, and obtained a B.Phil. degree in counselling, awarded by the University of Birmingham. I was a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, registered with UKRCP as an Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist until I qualified as Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist and became registered with UKCP.

I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in a number of different settings:

  • GP Surgery
  • Student Counselling Services
  • Occupational Health
  • Private Practice
  • Relate, Couple Counselling
  • Woodbourne Priory Hospital

I now work full-time in private practice


I subscribe to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£58 for individuals
£68 for couples

I offer a small number of spaces at a reduced rate. These are sometimes available. Please ask about availability if you are on a low income and would like to consider this.

Further information

For further information please contact me either by phone or email.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B14 6DT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


8 a.m. - 2.30 pm Monday to Friday

Types of client

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