Peter Brown Counselling Dip Registered member MBACP
81 High Street North
Hello and welcome to my profile page on the Counselling Directory.
My name is Peter and I work in the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London regions. I am a qualified and fully insured counsellor.
I am essentially a Person Centred Counsellor, but have knowledge of other therapies and therefore incorporate them into my therapy when I feel they will help. These include psychodynamic, gestalt and transactional analysis.
I maintain a policy of strict confidentiality and follow the ethical framework of good practice of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), of which I am a member.
What people say;
Recent testimonials and reviews.
"I have been to see and speak to Peter over a few weeks and I can honestly say I have never felt better. After speaking with Peter I have managed to get rid of some of my demons. Peter is a great listener and was wonderful at getting to the real issues. I can honestly say if I ever feel low again he will be the first person I will be contacting" Mr.A.Luton.
"I have seen Peter 4 times and he has helped me get out of my depression. I felt very comfortable in Peter's company, his professionalism in the job is excellent" Mr.M.Luton.
"I have found Peter to be very helpful, a good listener, and discussed all manner of things, has been a great help in me getting back to normality" Mr.R.Luton.
"You are very approachable and friendly in manner. Skilled at asking the right question or making a comment to help you work through things. Thank you for your help" Ms.A.Luton.
"Peter has been a tremendous help to me over the last 6 weeks and has helped me get over so many problems I had in my mind. I feel more positive and happy now. Looking forward to the future and being positive about changes to my life now" Mr.C.Toddington.
"I would like to say how pleased and grateful I have been to Peter, and felt how much better I'm coping with life since his visits. He has been such a wonderful, kind and understanding person to me and I feel my day to day life has really improved thanks to him. I will never forget the loss of my husband we were together nearly 56 years, but I feel I am now able to move on with my life thanks to Peter". Mrs.J.Luton.
"I came to see Peter as a part of a requirement for my counselling course for Person-Centred Counselling. I found him to be very down to earth and felt very comfortable with him very quickly. He helped me to explore many issues that I was struggling with and was supportive and challenging at times which was good for me. Peter made me feel at ease as he is open, genuine and warm person. I came away with a lot of food for thought and my attitude and feelings around certain areas of my life became more manageable and open to different thoughts and attitudes which were more positive and he helped me to grow as a person". Ms.J.Luton
Issues I work with
I have a high success rate of dealing with problems resulting from low self esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, emotional and sexual abuse, relationship issues, people going through transitionary periods, trauma and bereavement. Therefore if your finding it difficult coping, or struggling with your feelings, behavior or your thinking is just going around in circles, get in touch with me.
I feel talking about your experiences can help you release painful feelings and help you find better ways of managing situations you find difficult. By understanding events that shape your life you can overcome specific problems, eg lack of confidence. It may simply allow you to live a happier life.
I believe that we all require some extra help at some time in our lives, and I believe a counsellor can be an amazing resource to tap into and enable you to focus on specific problems/Issues, or help you better manage your life and the challenges that you face.
How I work
I receive great feedback from my clients and I believe that's because I have a strong understanding of human nature and have developed greater emotional intelligence, self-awareness and have a desire to constantly learn more to help my clients. Most importantly, I have an innate passion for helping people find solutions to their own problems so that they can empower themselves so that they can be as happy and successful as possible. My ability to "be really with you" during the counselling, and really listening and noticing things about you and your needs, means that I can provide both the emotional and psychological support and the direction to help you achieve your aims/goals and better understanding of what's going on for you, by bringing more clarity to what's happening. Our sessions are totally confidential and my approach is entirely non-judgemental. The only things I expect from you are honesty and the desire to work hard, sometimes outside your comfort zone which is where a lot of personal development really takes place. I help clients holistically with their challenges and objectives. My approach is to achieve what you want.
Where I have worked.
For many years I have worked in the voluntary sector where I have done lots of counselling work for numerous agencies successfully bringing together my training, experience and qualifications to assist those helping them to manage their emotional distress/issues and living a healthier life. For me it's always about the client, and if you are committed to your personal development, I believe we can achieve much progress.
My theoretical approach.
Through using my range of counselling experience and teachings I aim to bring about self-awareness, clarity, balance, direction and ultimately increased satisfaction with your life. I am a proponent of the Carl Rogers and the Person Centred way of Counselling. His ideas of your movement to empowering yourself and achieving the "Good Life". Therefore my role is to help bring you to that place where you feel emotionally and psychologically improved/better, being more resilient and in control, and thus enabling you to empower yourself.
My aims as a counsellor is to help you have the life you want by helping you define and manage issues/change. This can include such things as building your confidence, re-assessing your life, reducing stress or just creating a healthier lifestyle. Whether you want to make small changes or initiate far-reaching changes, why not get in touch with me, for a no-obligation chat to see how I can help? Whatever it is, I am here to work with what you want. I am passionate about helping you achieve your goals/aims by empowering yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counseling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Trained and worked with Bereavement Care
Trained and worked with Victims of Crime
Trained and worked with people in Transition in their life, as well as homelessness
Trained and worked with aphasia patients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People going through transitions in their life.
My fees are £40 per session for 1 to 1 counselling
and £50 per session for couple counselling.
I also do a reduced rate for anyone unemployed, in receipt of low pay or from being a student.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully insured.
I also have a Diploma in Life Coaching in which I am able to change, transform and turn your life around.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available from 1pm Monday to Friday, and during the day on Saturday's.
Types of client