Peter Clegg

Peter Clegg

381 Glenalmond Avenue

07768 228546

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381 Glenalmond Avenue

07768 228546

About me

I am trained as an 'integrative' counsellor, principally integrating 'person-centred' and 'psychodynamic' ways of working with you, the client. Further to this training I commonly introduce clients to the concepts contained in the Transactional Analysis (TA) model of behaviour and personality. This is a comprehensive model, but an example of one of the most readily recognised concepts is the idea that a person's mind is in either a parent, adult or child state (called an ego-state) at any one moment in time. Also central to TA is the idea of 'script', which relates to the habits of behaviours, thoughts and feelings which were initially set up in childhood in response to the parenting we experienced.

It is common to find that there are underlying issues behind the issue which you initially present as the reason for coming to counselling.

The fundamental key to a successful client/counsellor relationship is mutual trust, which builds over time. Typically it can take around 3 sessions for the initial level of trust to be adequately evaluated and cemented, and we review the situation and how to proceed at that point. We ensure that you have full autonomy and independence throughout the counselling process. However, the aim is that you will experience a balance of challenge and support. You do the work but I will guide, encourage and support you. I work in accordance with the 'BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice'.

I work with clients long term (6 to 18 months) or short term (6 weeks to 6 months).

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling (2010 - 2013)

Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (2008)

TA 101 Certificate (2002)

PGCE (Secondary) (1998)

MSc (Engineering)

BSc (Hons) (Engineering)

Member organisations



£40 per session  (initial session to explore, discuss and assess whether this is for you is non -chargeable)

£25 per session - Concession - (for people with a low income or undergraduate students with access to limited funds)

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB2 8DY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults