Peter Appleton Dip. Counselling, NCS addredited, DHP, MNCH, AfSFH

Peter Appleton Dip. Counselling, NCS addredited, DHP, MNCH, AfSFH

St Pauls
Bristol
Bristol
BS2

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16

07597 212987

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St Pauls
Bristol
Bristol
BS2

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16

07597 212987

About me

I work as a counsellor and as a hypnotherapist. I have worked in mental health in the NHS for over 30 years - specialising in eating disorders - and am used to working with people  with a wide range of difficulties and from all backgrounds an My counselling approach is integrative - drawing on person centred and psychodynamic principles. I am based in the Downend and Central area of Bristol. I work weekdays, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

I have a particular interest in working with NHS staff as I understand the challenges and pressures experienced in that context.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in Mental Health in the NHS for 34 years and am familiar with a wide range of challenges and difficulties. I took early retirement in 2014. During this time, I developed services for the homeless and have specialised with working with people with addictions. For the last 15 years I worked as a specialist with people with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, EDNOS). I am used to working with families  and have extensive experience working with a family therapy service.

I completed my training as a counsellor in 1997 and have worked with people to overcome depression, anxiety and stress related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, survivors of abuse and relationship difficulties.

In 2003 I gained a Diploma in Advanced Mental Health Studies (eating disorders) at Birmingham University.

In 2014, I qualified as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

Within my role in the NHS, I have lectured and run many workshops in Universities and  at Conferences for a range of professionals and have acted as a advisor and supervisor to professionals from a variety of disciplines in the NHS and associated services.

I currently teach Continuous Professional Development courses on Disordered Eating at the Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice in Bristol.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a free one hour initial consultation.

I ask £45 per session for counselling.

I have some concessionary sessions for NHS workers and for people who are low-paid or unemployed. Please contact me for more information.

Further information

I am married and my children have now grown up and left home. I am disabled and have restricted mobility (so please give me time to answer the phone!).  I am a late onset musician - having only discovered  my musical flare later in life. All of which acts as testimony to my own ability to continue to overcome obstacles, adapt and grow as a person.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS2
Bristol, BS16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Mon to Friday 9 - 5pm. Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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