Antony Pegram

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Need someone to talk to?

Are you having personal problems that leave you feeling hopeless and alone and feel you need support in your time of difficulty or crisis? Then counselling can give you the opportunity to discover ways to make changes that are meaningful in your life. I am a warm, open, approachable person who believes passionately that talking therapy gives you a place to explore your problems and to begin to change whatever is troubling you by helping you gain clarity whilst developing potential coping strategies.

I understand that deciding to begin your counselling journey can be a difficult step.
I will offer you a confidential and non - judgmental environment to explore current difficulties that might be troubling you. We will work at your pace to explore your thoughts and feelings which may have been hidden for years. I offer short and long term therapy depending on your needs and choices.

My approach

I qualified as a Person Centred counsellor and have had further training and interest in Psychodynamic therapy. I am a very experienced counsellor with over 17 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with clients suffering from issues such as work related stress and anxiety, personal identity questions including sexuality, domestic violence, relationship problems, mental health concerns and issues of drug and alcohol etc. My work has also included counselling in a hospice working on such issues as bereavement and loss.

Experience and qualifications

I am a fully qualified Person Centred/Psychodynamic Counsellor and registered member of the professional body, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their professional code of ethics and practice.

I work with clients with a wide variety of issues using both short and longer term models. EAPs welcome.

As well as working in private practice I have also worked at the charitable counselling organisation.

How we will proceed.

We will Initially meet to have an assessment. This will give you the chance to voice any problems or concerns that are troubling you. It will enable us to think together about and formulate a focus to our work. We will work together to help you make the changes you want and find a positive way forward in the future. Exploring how your issues may be impacting on your life will help you find a more positive way of being.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have over Seventeen  years of counselling experience.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Supervision
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapy
  • CTI Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • CRUSE bereavement counselling certificate

Other ongoing training I have undertaken includes Yorkshire MESMAC on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender matters and Gender identity.

I am committed to my continuing professional development to inform my professional practice attending various training programmes over the years, most recently:

  • Understanding Mental Health issues.
  • Sexuality and identity.
  • Mindfulness
  • Boarding schools and their impact
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Childhood sexual abuse.

I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years.

I attend regular supervision for my good practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified  supervisor  and offer hourly sessions at £65. Do get in touch if you would like to know  more. 

Fees

£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes are charged at £65.00.

£75.00 for couples.

Supervision  £65 an hour student rate negotiable. . 

I try to offer a prompt appointment whenever possible.




When I work

Monday - Thursday 10am -6pm.

Further information

My practice is situated in central Leeds, five minutes from the railway station, on major bus routes and with parking outside. I also practice in Ilkley only a few minutes walk from Ilkley Railway Station and all major bus routes. There is plenty of free car parking available.

I have full professional indemnity insurance and advanced CRB check.

If you would like any further information please do telephone on 07907120305 or email me here at or by using my contact form at the top of my profile.

Testimonials from some of my clients.

" I am very happy. Antony is an amazing counsellor. He has helped me immensely during our sessions. I will really miss our weekly sessions". DT (1.3.16)

"Antony my counsellor has been brilliant and his support has got me to a place that I'm the most happy and confident and am looking forward to my future." S.P

"Counselling with Antony has helped me immensely. I have changed my life as a result of the work I have done in the counselling sessions. It has been painful at times but by working through the difficult issues I have had to face in my life, I have been enabled to face them and start to deal with them. I am a stronger and happier person as a result of the experience and I'm facing the future with increased confidence." Chris ( 2/09/2015)

"I will always be so grateful to you for the work we have done together and the part you have played in my `journey to Freedom'. Thank you for your skill, honesty and patience. Our work has truly changed my life." C. (19/02/2015)

"Counselling with Antony has helped me immensely in personal relationships and self esteem. I was in a very low place in my life when I first started counselling. Being able to talk things through and gain understanding with someone neutral without being judged made all the difference in the world. I am now more able to make the changes that will improve my relationships and my life choices." L.D

"You have helped me tremendously. I would definitely recommend working with you to others." S.D

"Headspace is a calm and relaxing place. I felt comfortable working with you knowing that it was confidential. I had to discuss complex issues and did not feel judged but supported. Thank you." S.P

"I think it has helped because there was no judgement. It helped me relax. The venue is warm and relaxing, very welcoming."

"Our sessions were thought provoking, guiding me with strategies, picking up on key words and supporting me. It helped me to 'find my way out of darkness'. I always felt safe and respected. Thank you." N

Evolve, 31 Park Square West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PW

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer face to face or online supervision.

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Antony Pegram
Antony Pegram