Carol Peters

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MA, MSc, MBACP (Accred), UKCP
Available for new clients
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Surbiton KT5 & Kingston Upon Thames KT1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an experienced and skilled therapist, I offer you a secure, non judgemental space so as to help you reflect on the personal issues that brings you to therapy.

Perhaps troubling thoughts and anxiety have been overwhelming lately; maybe triggered by relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety, illness, or a whole host of other concerning issues.  It may be that these feelings are difficult to express; they may be deeply private or cause distress to others. If so, then it is time for you to unburden yourself, to speak candidly about what these issues are, and to be supported by a professional.

Initially we meet for a 60 minutes assessment session where we explore what you would like from therapy. It can be long term therapy or, if you prefer short term work. My approach is integrative, therefore drawing from many perspectives including psychoanalytic, existential and person-centred approaches. Together we will look at the issues concerning you and the impact on your life. We will look at coping strategies and how to resolve present day difficulties. To do this we will look at childhood experiences through to today and get a sense of why these experiences bear heavily down on you.

How to get started with therapy

The first thing to do is to call or email me so as to set up an initial session where we explore what brings you to therapy and what it is that you aim to achieve. After the first session, you can decide if you wish to continue, and if so, we would arrange future sessions; it could be weekly or on a more casual basis. Whether you decide you would like short term or long term work and the frequency of sessions-it's entirely up to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include

  • PG Certificate in Supervision
  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • MA in Shakespearean Studies (King's College, London)
  • BA(Hons)English Literature (Kingston University)

Accredited Member BACP
Registered Member UKCP

Experience includes

  • Honorary Staff Counsellor for Kingston NHS Hospital Trust.
  • Counselling in various GP practices.
  • Counselling in various colleges and further educational settings.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP). I am bound by their codes and ethical frameworks for good practice. Furthermore, I carry professional liability insurance and receive on-going supervision so as to maintain professional development and good practice.

Testimonials

"I contacted Carol because I felt my life had stalled and I knew that emotional issues were affecting me. Knowing that I had self-harmed in the past and could be prone to debilitating levels of anxiety, I did not feel it was possible to deal with these issues without professional help.  Carol provided a safe and supportive environment in which we explored my emotional landscape, and she helped me to see that I can survive my most painful feelings and experiences.  I now feel able to take steps towards fulfilling my potential, which signifies a fundamental improvement in my life and is something I could not have done before my time with Carol".

“After suffering on and off for years with depression and anxiety I was put in touch with Carol by a therapist friend of mine. I have had many short sessions of therapy over the years and been on and off anti depressants but still kept finding myself feeling the same. I have been seeing Carol now for over 2 years for long term counselling. I cannot recommend this type of counselling enough. After 2 years of weekly visits talking about anything and everything I finally feel like a different person. I have learned such a lot about myself, my behaviour and how to "feel" differently about life. I did this without the use of medication this time although I understand this approach is not for everyone. Carol is a lovely lady, very easy to talk to and her style of therapy has worked wonders for me. I would recommend her without hesitation having already suggested her to others experiencing life's difficulties.”

Published article:

UKCP: The Psychotherapist, Issue 62. p.39

https://issuu.com/ukcp-publications/docs/the_psychotherapist_spring_web

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes at a cost of £60 per session.

I accept cash, bank transfer or card payment. Fees are paid after each session.

Limited concessions are negotiable.

A fee will be charged for any missed appointments or cancellations without 24 hours notice.

When I work

I am available during the working week from 8am-5pm and on Saturday mornings until 11am.

Further information

My private practice is 15 minutes walk from Surbiton and Tolworth stations and a short bus journey from Kingston Upon Thames. Bus routes 281, 406, 418, 265 are all within 5 minutes walk as well as free street parking.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT5

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Carol Peters
Carol Peters