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Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)

London SE1 & Retford DN22
Registered / Accredited

About me

Sessions via Skype, face time or Zoom as well as on the telephone phone during this COVID-19 crisis at reduced rates, starting from £45 per session.

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

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

Photos & videos


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).

Concessions offered for

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

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


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Day time, Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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.  I am also able to provide supervision to therapists who are working with patients that have addictiions, i have previously been a clinical services manager for a central London addiction treatment centre.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)

Malcolm Peterson Psychotherapist/Counsellor (UKCP REG)