Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)
I provide weekly psychotherapy sessions for between 8 to 16 sessions as well as longer term psychotherapy. I arrange consultations face to face and also offer sessions via Skype.
I have been working as a therapist since 2001, I have over 14 years experience in working in the NHS in specialist services as well as generic NHS Psychotherapy services. I have also worked in the voluntary and private sector. I have worked in occupational health counselling services for large public sector organisations.
I provide Eye Movment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people who have been exposed to traumatic events as well as those suffering with anxiety disorders and phobias.
I am also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy to help people who are suffering with depression.
I also teach psychotherapy and Counselling students as well supervising students in various training courses.
I can receive referrals from insurance companies such as AXA, BUPA and AVIVA etc
How counselling can help
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
Counselling can help you:
- cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
- cope with redundancy or work-related stress
- explore issues such as sexual identity
- deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
- deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
- deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
- understand yourself and your problems better
- feel more confident
- develop a better understanding of other people's points of view
Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.
In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy
Training, qualifications & experience
I am UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Fees for therapy £60 to £80
I am also a qualified clinical supervisor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)
Fees: available on request
Fees for EMDR are slightly higher as some EMDR sessions are long then 50 minutes
My therapy sessions can also be provided via Skype this can also help to manage costs and balance work and other life commitments. (This includes EMDR as well as clinical supervision).
I have experience in working with people in a wide variety of settings and people from many different backgrounds, this has equipped me to help people with the many issues that they might face through out there lives. I have specialist knowledge from working with the NHS and other services, this has again equipped me to work with more entrenched issues.
I am also able to provide clinical supervision, individually and in small groups, face to face or via Skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time, Evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I can provide supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors who work from a psychodynamic perspective and therapists who work from integrative models with an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. .