Peter Bardsley (MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor)
Hello, I hope that I can provide a service that will support you. I believe that I have the experience to offer you a safe relationship in which you can explore anything that is troubling you. I will listen carefully to your experiences, without judging you, and I will assist you in making the changes that you want. I never tell people what to do, but I am happy to make suggestions if you feel this would be helpful.
I have had a long career in the caring professions, and for the last twenty years I have been a counsellor. As a senior counsellor in primary care I provided counselling for adults in the NHS, and I have a lot of experience of working with young people.
My clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include people who have found it difficult to find appropriate counselling. I have worked successfully with both men and women, people who have different cultural backgrounds, and people who have different sexualities. I am happy to provide a long term relationship for you if you wish to explore deep-rooted issues in your life, and I can also offer more focussed work on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, bereavement anger, eating disorders and substance misuse.
I shall do my best to work with whatever issues bring you to counselling ( If for any reason I feel that I can not, I shall be honest with you, and provide you with information about other services).
I am based near the centre of Sheffield.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in CBT
I have wide experience as a counsellor, having worked in young people's services, drug and alcohol services, and in the NHS as a Senior Counsellor in Primary Care. I have also set up two school counselling services. I now work mostly in private practice, and I also supervise other counsellors.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young people and children (9 years and older)
Gay,lesbian and transgender issues
Drug and alcohol issues
Male sexual abuse
Aspergers and autistic spectrum
Retired and older people
I work all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My latest appointments are 5.00pm.
If you are not sure whether I can work with you, please phone or email me. I shall be happy to answer any questions and I do not charge for this service