Peter Rickelton, MA, MEd, MBACP (Accred)

Peter Rickelton, MA, MEd, MBACP (Accred)

Tyne And Wear

020 86437515 / 07751 023813

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Tyne And Wear

020 86437515 / 07751 023813

About me

I offer short-term therapy of up to 12 sessions.

My aim is to offer you acceptance, care, trust and a non-judgemental attitude. Together, we can explore your issues and work towards what is important for you.

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with MA and MEd and BEd (Hons) qualifications.

To support you, I will draw on my 14 years experience of anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, abuse, addictions, bereavement, anger management, attachment disorder, low self-esteem, emotional abuse, low self-confidence and relationship issues.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I use Person Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive (CBT) approaches. To simplify these, I have summarised them.

Person-centred therapy

You are the expert on your own life experience, and have the resources to cope with your issues and for your own growth. I will offer you unconditional positive regard, empathy and honesty .

Cognitive therapy (CBT)
Through this I would help you to see how your thinking can impact on your moods and behaviour. We can look at how negative thoughts can create distress for you. We can then challenge this thinking.

Psychodynamic therapy
It may be that what happened to you when you were a child has affected your behaviour or thinking in your daily life. If you would like to explore anything in your past, I will share this with you. It could help you to try and make sense of some of your experiences and understand yourself a little better.

After attending an 8 week course of Mindfulness I found the experience quite profound and decided to incorporate it into my practice whenever it could be helpful for you. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. I think it can be a valuable and practical way to manage many difficulties.

  • I work with adult individuals.
  • I offer Short-term work from 6 to 12 sessions
  • I work during term-times only.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2010
Roehampton University

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2008
Roehampton University

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2005
Roehampton University

MEd Special Educational Needs, 1999
Newcastle University

B Ed (Hons), 1991
Northumbria University

I use my experience from working with Sutton Counselling and Psychotherapy, GP surgeries, Re-think, Croydon carers, Wimbledon Guild and Wandsworth and Brixton prisons.

Recent Training
I have attended courses on eating disorders, self-harming, Transactional Analysis (TA), sleep, mindfulness, psychopathology and narcissism.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a passionate believer in the close connection between mind and body. I have practised yoga for 15 years. Sometimes I suggest that yoga can help clients to cope with their issues.

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room 1
  • Therapy Room 2


£50 per 50min session.
£40 for students/unwaged/those experiencing financial difficulties.

Further information

Near to mainline train station. 
Easy access by car or bus.
Ground-floor access.

Initial Contact
I am happy to answer any questions you have by e-mail or over the telephone,
if you are unsure whether to make an appointment.

The First Session
The first session is for assessment. I want you to feel free to ask any questions about counselling or raise any concerns. You can express whatever issues are troubling you, and decide if you think we can work

I see clients in a comfortable room at my home.

Maps & Directions

Gateshead, NE9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Evening and daytime appointments available.

Types of client

Older adults
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