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Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)

London SE1 & Islington EC1V
Registered / Accredited

About me

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Group Analysis

Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

Further information

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.

Borough House Rooms
78-80 Borough High Street

335 City Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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.

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Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)

Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)