Peter Canham

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7PL
01438 820507 01438 820507 07913 276532 07913 276532 Registered / Accredited
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7PL

About me

Counselling is a therapeutic relationship where both current and past issues can be talked about with confidence and confidentiality. Counselling is not about instruction or advice giving, but the forming of a 'bespoke' relationship, which allows us to work together with respect.

In addition to my work with adults, I work extensively with adolescents and those in training to become counsellors, either as their therapist or supervisor.

I recommend an informal, initial session for anyone who is considering counselling for the first time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. (Oaklands College) Diploma in Working with Adolescents.(WPF) BACP Accreditation. UKRCP registration. Diploma in Group and Individual Supervision. Ecotherapy.(Footprint Education) NCFE Certificate in Drugs Awareness. Living in the Borderland. (Jerome Bernstein) Ecopsychology (Re vision). Counselling from a Cultural and Faith Perspective. (Between You and Me Seva)
Various workshops inc: Safeguarding Children (child protection) Assessment (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary care)
Apart from my private practice I work at young peoples agencies, one for 15 years. I also worked for 2.5 years within the NHS at a GP surgery.

I have experience of working with students in training, as counsellor or 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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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

Other losses
Ecological issues
Adolescents/Young People

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Fees are negotiable based on various factors to a maximum of £45.00.

Concessions available for students.

London Road

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 Unspecified


I offer evening and daytime sessions when availability allows.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Diploma in supervision for groups and indviduals (BACP accredited course).

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