Iwona Peterson

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BA (Hons) MBACP, Integrative Therapist, Trauma specialist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified therapist and trauma specialist working with adults and young people. My aim is to support you in understanding yourself better and help you move forward. Our first session will be an opportunity for you to see if we are suited to work together. I aim to create a safe space and a supportive relationship where you can feel comfortable talking about your experiences that have lead you to seek out therapy.

I can offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. I have experience in a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem and depression, specialising in trauma and PTSD. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree BA (Hons)in Integrative-Relational Counselling and Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Traumatology and PTSD. I currently run my own private practice based in Surbiton. I attend regular supervision and ongoing training as part of my continuous professional development.

My way of working is ‘Integrative-Relational’ which means that I use different approaches to suit individual needs.

I specialise in treating trauma and PTSD. This includes childhood trauma, sexual abuse and addictions.Trauma treatment involves emotional regulation, psychoeduaction, safety and stabilisation and trauma process. 

I am a member of British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (MBACP) and I work with their cod of ethics. 

Member organisations

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


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Sessions usually take place at the same time and day of the week and run for 50 minutes. Sessions are available during the week, day or evening as well as Saturday morning. 

When I work

I am currently taking on new clients.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)