Peter Rickelton, MA, MEd, MBACP (Accred)
My aim is to offer you acceptance, care, trust and a non-judgemental attitude. Together, we can explore your issues and work towards what is important for you.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with MA, MEd and BEd (Hons) qualifications.
To support you, I will draw on my 15 years experience with clients' issues of anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, abuse, addictions, bereavement, anger management, attachment disorder, low self-esteem, emotional abuse, low self-confidence and relationship issues.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I use Person Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive (CBT) approaches. To simplify these, I have summarised them.
You are the expert on your own life experience, and have the resources to cope with your issues and for your own growth. I will offer you unconditional positive regard, empathy and honesty .
Cognitive therapy (CBT)
Through this I would help you to see how your thinking can impact on your moods and behaviour. We can look at how negative thoughts can create distress for you. We can then challenge this thinking.
It may be that what happened to you when you were a child has affected your behaviour or thinking in your daily life. If you would like to explore anything in your past, I will share this with you. It could help you to try and make sense of some of your experiences and understand yourself a little better.
After attending an 8 week course of Mindfulness I found the experience quite profound and decided to incorporate it into my practice whenever it could be helpful for you. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. I think it can be a valuable and practical way to manage many difficulties.
- I work with adult individuals.
- I offer 6 sessions initially. Further sessions will be discussed.
- I work during term-times only.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2010
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2008
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2005
MEd Special Educational Needs, 1999
B Ed (Hons), 1991
I use my experience from working with Sutton Counselling and Psychotherapy, GP surgeries, Re-think, Croydon carers, Wimbledon Guild, Wandsworth and Brixton prisons and in my private practice in SW London.
I have attended courses on eating disorders, self-harming, Transactional Analysis (TA), sleep, mindfulness, psychopathology and narcissism.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a passionate believer in the close connection between mind and body. I have practised yoga for over 15 years. Sometimes I suggest that yoga and mindfulness can help clients to cope with their issues.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per 50min session.
£30 for students/unwaged/those experiencing financial difficulties.
Easy access by car, bus or metro.
First floor access.
I am happy to answer any questions you have by e-mail or over the telephone,
if you are unsure whether to make an appointment.
The First Session
The first session is for assessment. I want you to feel free to ask any questions about counselling or raise any concerns. You can express whatever issues are troubling you, and decide if you think we can work together.
I see clients in a quiet, comfortable room, working from Peel Psychological Consultancy premises on Gosforth High Street.
There is a spacious waiting room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and daytime appointments available.
Types of client