Peter Lindsay (MA in Counselling, BACP registered)
07906 717 706
I guarantee success in couple, single or family relationships, anger management, self-esteem, abusive relationships, parenting difficulties, self-harm (incl eating disorders)? I can work from my Knutsford (Bucklow Hill) home-office, your home, an arranged office near you or by telephone, Skype or Email.
I suggest discussing, initially by phone or Email, followed by a first consultation which is without charge if you do not recognise my service fits your needs.
I am a senior professional with considerable training and experIence.
MA in Counselling and BACP member.
In adddition to my private practice I have many years of working with Relate as well as working in a college with students. I attend numerous courses and had extensive experience in all the problem areas I deal with. I am also a qualified Mediator so can also call on this experience in my counselling practice.
I like to think I can help anyone: couple, family, individual to move forwards from a stuck or difficult personal or relationship situation.
I am additionally trained and qualified in Email and telephone counselling as well as financial matters.
Internet relational issues are also part of my knowledge base.
I have experience in working with all kinds of problems. I have trained both Internationally and in the UK and my practical experience includes many issues that face individuals, couples or families. As well as working with Relate, College students and in Mediation I have also qualifications and experience in financial matters as well as working with Samaritans.
WHAT IS MY COUNSELLING METHODOLOGY
In my integrated technical approach we look at your issues systemically (Questions and feedback) and psychodynamically (issues from the past). My toolbox includes approaches using emotional therapy, narrative therapy and where appropriate I also use CBT methodology.
° This means much of the approach is looking together at how you see your difficulties and discussing them in a way which can help to make change happen.
° Many issues influence relationships and commonly communication needs to be improved or re-established.
° I also introduce methods which help you to identify where the problems are coming from and assist you to find solutions.
° We may also look at your family of origin and how that may have influenced you.
° It means you have to be prepared to take measures which we would discuss and which you would feel comfortable to put into action.
° It does NOT mean you just talk from a sofa.
° If you are having family difficulties I hope to talk with all members of the family together, but always as appropriate, and in discussion with you I may work alternatively together and individually.
° Each person, couple or family come with their individual problem/s and I have experience of working with one or several of the following problem areas:
communication difficulties; past relationships, separation or divorce; affairs; forming friendships; children; family matters, parenting, loss or mourning, cultural or religious, abuse- physical or mental - past or present; alcohol or drug issues; internet or texting; issues of control.
° All is open to discussion and I always take your ideas into consideration.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP
So often you may think a situation is how you see it and yet there are hidden or difficult issues which can only be aired in a neutral environment. Then and only then can all parties see with the help of a neutral person to keep the balance how things have got to where they have and how this can be changed.
I like to believe you will feel comfortable with me as your counsellor so please call me to enable you to get a feel from that discussion whether you may like to come for a first session of counselling. This first session is commitment-free to ensure you are satisfied I will be able to help you.
THE NUMBER AND FREQUENCY OF SESSIONS
This will vary according to complexity but it can be as few as two or three but can also require up to ten or fifteen. It can be handled
- FACE TO FACE or by
- TELEPHONE/Skype or by
Or a combination.
Depending on tasks, urgency, or need the frequency can be from weekly to monthly according to your need.
I work from my home Cheshire office or in your home or an agreed location suitable for you.
You can also Email or text me
I am a registered member of and work to the standards laid down by the main governing body: BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I also work with Relate and at a student college.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Counselling, am a member of Relate, Association for Family Therapy, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a qualified mediator.
My credentials include-
* University Advanced Diploma - Hull University
* MA in Relationship Therapy - University of Hull.
* Qualified Family Mediator.
* Member of BACP (MBACP)
* Relate certificate in Email Counselling
* Relate certificate in Telephone counselling
* Member -Association of Family Therapy
On my site you can see a list of all my numerous recent courses attended and my background reading.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
FIELDS I CAN HELP WITH
Couple communication, Relationship issues, Family difficulties, Internet counselling, Homosexual problems, Single person counselling, Separation or divorce, Mediation, Email counselling, Telephone counselling, Bereavement support, Depression, Internet, Sexuality, Affairs, Dependency, Controlling, Abuse, Low self esteem
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
APPOINTMENT AT ANY TIME TO SUIT YOU INCLUDING EVENINGS and WEEKENDS
Basic Fee £40 per hour (including Skype or telephone) and Email £20 but lower for those in financial difficulty. £45 for local home visit.
SATISFACTION is guaranteed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, German, Spanish|
Appointments at all times to suit clients.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|