As you are reading this you are likely to be experiencing the debilitating effects of anxiety, depression and/or distressing reactions to painful or traumatic events.
You have already taken the first difficult step by looking for help.
In the film 'The King's Speech' the therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his anxiety and severe stammer used methods that were new at the time and deemed unconventional. But they were based on sound evidence and they worked.
The techniques I use are also relatively new and unconventional. They work powerfully yet gently, even when addressing major trauma. I became interested in these methods because of the astounding benefits I gained from them for myself and the benefits I saw others gain.
I experienced a struggle with major depression and anxiety for many years. It was through my own search for ways out of my emotional pain that I became deeply interested in how our minds work. I eventually had the opportunity to train as a counsellor. Following 15 years counselling experience I then added to my skills by qualifying as an EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique involves the client tapping on their own acupuncture points during talking therapy) and qualifying as an Energy Psychotherapist.
Please take advantage of a free half hour consultation to discuss your needs before making a decision about starting therapy with me. I aim to tailor the methods I use and the pace I work at to each person’s needs and preferences.
For more information about the methods I use see:
You Tube 'What is EFT Tapping?' Dr Peta Stapleton
Please note that due to COVID 19 all my work is now online.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP (Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- BSc (Hons)
- Graduate Certificate Systemic Therapy
- Advanced Diploma Person Centred Therapy,
- Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Licensed Practitioner of Integrated Eye Movement Therapy
- Accredited Energy Psychotherapist: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) , Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), Ask and Receive (A&R)
I have worked with short and long term clients facing anxiety, depression and the many and varied effects of trauma and of loss.
My work is informed by the theory underpinning IFS (Internal Family Systems).
I have worked for a charity providing therapy for people who have survived the trauma of sexual violence and worked for a hospice charity providing bereavement therapy.
I have particular experience of working with parents who have experienced the death of a baby and the death of child. I provide training for counsellors in this area. I also have particular experience of working with people exploring gender variance. In delivering gender variance training tailored to counsellors I always work jointly with colleagues who have lived experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free half hour initial consultation
£45 per hour
£60 per one and a half hour session
Concessionary rates available - please discuss with me.
BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Converging Streams Energy Psychotherapy Network http://energypsychotherapyworks.co.uk/practitioners
The Association for IEMT Practitioners