Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)
Sessions available in person in a covid secure setting as well as in online via zoom.
I know it’s not easy to approach a psychotherapist or counsellor for the first time. Speaking with a stranger can feel daunting initially, though once you get through those initial and understandable anxieties you can be surprised how helpful it can be talking with someone you have no prior contact with. (This is what my previous clients report).
I provide weekly counselling or psychotherapy sessions for between 8 to 16 sessions as well as longer
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 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 £55 to £80
I am also a qualified clinical supervisor
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)
Concessions offered for
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).
Day time, Evenings
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.