Orion Peterson PgDip, BPC, FPC
130 Webber Street
Hello and welcome to my profile
My name is Orion Peterson and I am a professionally qualified and registered (BPC, FPC) psychodynamic psychotherapist experienced in full time private practice as well as clinical work environments, offering one-to-one therapy sessions with adults. I am based in Southwark, South London near Tate Modern, in between London Bridge and Waterloo tube stations.
A bit about how I work
As a professional psychotherapist I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space in which you can explore whatever difficulties you may be facing and together we can begin to make sense of the feelings you may be experiencing. My approach is warm, relational and collaborative. We can focus on whatever is on your mind on that day or in that moment. There is no how-to manual, no agenda and no formula. I believe that by listening intently and hearing you, together we can build a creative and safe enough thinking space which enables deeper reflection on yourself as well as your unique experience of the people and the world around you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I originally began my career in a corporate business setting but later decided to change course and explore psychotherapy. Following a one- year certificate course in Counselling Skills, I undertook a rigorous four-year postgraduate training in psychodynamic theory and practice through The University of Roehampton and WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions in Britain, accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I also practised for four years at the WPF Therapy clinic in London. Most recently in 2016, I began a further intensive training in Jungian Adult Analysis at The Society of Analytical Psychology. I am a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council) and FPC (Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton)
- Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
- Adult Analysis Training (The Society of Analytical Psychology) 2016-2019
Professional Standards & Confidentiality
As a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council) and FPC (Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I follow their strict ethical codes and professional standards including:
- Confidentiality: all your communications with me - whether in person, email or over the phone - will remain confidential.
- Full-cover professional indemnity insurance
- Having regular clinical supervision
- Undertaking regular professional development
I have experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and across all age groups.
Whatever it is you are grappling with, I believe that the safety and openness of the therapeutic relationship can offer a uniquely containing and reflective space within which to explore, understand and discover oneself. And with that increased understanding can come a stronger sense of self, an increased inner confidence and a feeling of being more alive.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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My regular fee is £85 per session but we can discuss this during our initial consultation with consideration of your individual circumstances and agree a fee before any commitment to ongoing therapy is made. As a guide, fees post consultation tend to range between £60 and £85. I do also reserve a limited number of low-fee appointments for students or those on a low income. My fee for initial consultations is £70.
Taking the next step
Please feel welcome to send me an email or contact me by phone and let me know the best time to reply to you. Our first meeting will be treated as an initial consultation. This will give you a chance to come and meet me, discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and experience how a session feels for you. It also allows you to dip your toe in the water and get a sense of my way of working to help you decide whether I am the right therapist for you. Choosing a therapist that is right for you - one that you feel you can work with and trust - is important.
If we decide to move forward then we would agree a regular schedule for your sessions. These would be a minimum of once weekly and at the same day and time each week. Each session lasts 50 minutes and the therapy would be open-ended. Although sometimes it can feel quite daunting to take the decision to make contact, it is an important and positive step to reach out for help. I would welcome hearing from you and I will reply as quickly as possible with sensitivity and in confidence.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday : Flexible hours including early morning and evening appointments; Saturday appointments also available
Types of client