Peter Wyatt CBT Therapist, Registered & Accredited BACP
0742 199 4746 / 0742 199 4746
** Check out my youtube channel for hints, tips and advice ** CBT Practitioner ** NHS Experienced Counsellor ** Free Assessment ** Negotiable Rates **Confidentiality Assured ** Registered Accredited Member of the BACP ** ME/Chronic Fatigue specialist **Skype therapy only**
So, I was thinking about clients...
It seems to me we ask you
to come somewhere you've never been
to meet someone you've never met
to discuss stuff you've never discussed
and all at a time when you can be overwhelmed by
I spent 3 years working in the NHS. When I was there, the stats were that 25%-35% of all new clients didn't show up for their first session. That's one in three people...
It's hardly surprising, is it?
So, I was thinking, how can we make things easier for you?
Let's offer a free assessment. We can ask our questions, like "Who are you?" and "How can we help?" but more importantly, you get to assess your therapist. Do you "click" with them? Do they "get it"? You'll know by the end of that first session, and if the answer is "No", then why should you be charged for that?
Let's offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) exclusively online via skype, so you can stay in the comfort, the privacy, the convenience and the security of your own home.
Let's have a range of therapists, some older, some younger, some male, some female. Some can work daytimes, some evenings, some weekends. And all of them fully qualified and experienced.
Let's have our own youtube channel explaining some basic counselling ideas like "why am I so anxious?" and "how can I change?". It's all our way of trying to "demystify" counselling, to make it easier and more accessible for people.
Because our belief is that good therapy changes lives. The biggest problem is getting over that first hurdle and making that first call.
So please feel free to check out the videos, browse the website, and take your time. If you have any questions, you can always message or email us first.
And - when you're ready - it'll be good to talk...
"How do I arrange skype counselling?"
You can either skype me at bitesize.therapy or email me. Tell me
your name (always a good place to start)
your availability (days, evenings, weekends)
a bit about why you want therapy (but only if you want to)
I will get back to you the same day and arrange an assessment.
“How much will it cost?”
The assessment is FREE, then it's £50* a session (*concessions available). All payments made securely through Paypal.
“What happens during my assessment?”
You get to tell your story, ask questions and explore the options open to you. If you don't fancy therapy right now, no worries. You can always contact me again when you're ready.
“How often should I skype?”
It's entirely up to you. Most people choose to skype weekly to begin with, but some skype fortnightly, or even monthly.
“How long do I have to be in therapy?”
You don’t HAVE to be in therapy at all! Many people find 6-8 sessions is enough; others stay for a year or more. When you feel ready to stop your therapy, just say the word.
“How do I know you won’t tell my stuff to other people?”
I am bound by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can read the Code at www.bacp.co.uk. If you have any cause for concern you can contact them directly.
“What happens during the sessions?”
The session belongs to you, so you can choose what happens. It might be a chance to tell your story, it might be focused on how to change. It's entirely up to you.
"How long will I have to wait to be seen?"
I aim to offer an appointment within a week. If I cannot see you myself, I have a team of therapists working for me at my practice who will be happy to help. All I would need to know is your availability and if you prefer a male or female therapist. Alternatively, you would be able to go on a waiting list in which case I would call you a son as something became available.
"How do I know your therapists are any good?"
All my therapists have a minimum of four years' training; they must be experienced in their field; they must be members of the BACP or one of the other governing bodies.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Level 4
2010-2011 NHS counsellor, Taylor Centre, Southend
2009 NHS counsellor, Atrium, Southend
2007 Started in private practice
Practitioner Diploma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Diploma (Integrative Counselling)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Photos & videos
I offer exclusively online Skype therapy. The assessment is free. After that, sessions are normally £50 per hour, with concessions available.
Bitesize therapy grew out of my successful face-to-face practice just outside London. My team and I see over 200 clients a month at my clinic in south Essex. However, due to the rising costs of renting rooms and business rates etc, growth was becoming increasingly difficult. The answer? To expand into online counselling. This way we can offer the same high quality therapy to our developing client base, without incurring additional costs.
In a previous existence, I was in management with a large multinational corporation, followed by a career in sales, until changes in my personal circumstances forced a change of direction. As a single parent of two teenage boys, I used the luxury of a work hiatus to train for a new career as a CBT therapist.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I was a volunteer manager at the Storehouse Project, a drop-in centre for the homeless and vulnerably housed, those with drug and/or alcohol addiction and mental health issues. It was obvious I had a gift for talking to the service users, but how to help them move on? It was this question that led me to consider a career in counselling.
Four years training later, I was lucky enough to work in the NHS in both short-term intervention and with those suffering from "deep and enduring mental health issues".
I have also been living with ME/Chronic Fatigue for over a decade. My personal experience has enabled me to offer excellent therapy to those struggling with this prohibitive and intrusive condition.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Someone from the team at bitesize therapy is available Monday-Friday, 9am - 9pm and at weekends, so if I can't see you myself, someone else on the team can.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|