Peggy Bishop

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PGDip Counselling, BSc(Hons) Psychology, MBACP
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Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Peggy Bishop. I am a dedicated, passionate, and highly qualified integrative counsellor of children and young people. I am passionate about helping children and young people to be able to help themselves. 

I offer a safe environment for children and young people to be able to express themselves without being judged. Somewhere that they are accepted and celebrated for who they are. A place where together we can explore emotions and any difficulties they may be experiencing and discover coping strategies that work for the individual child or young person. 

I feel that there is a huge need for more support for our children and young people. I have a specialist interest in working with LGBTQIA+ children and young people. I have a deep understanding of the issues and problems that the LGBTQIA+ community are affected by. I want to help give a voice to those in the community, a chance to be heard and to know that they have a safe place of which they can do so.

I provide experienced short and long term counselling sessions remotely by telephone and online.

I am warm, caring and nonjudgmental. I can offer your child or young person a safe place where they can speak openly and freely without the worry of being judged or not being heard. I am adept and efficient with a compassionate understanding of a wide range of client needs. I believe strongly in confidentiality and building therapeutic connection.

As an integrative counsellor, I use a range of therapeutic techniques and approaches, such as person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, systemic family therapy, and creative therapies, just to name a few.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists), working within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. My registration number is 393127. I also hold full indemnity insurance, registered with the Information Commission Office (ICO) and have an updated enhanced DBS. My working experience ranges from owning my own private practice, a counsellor for a children’s mental health charity, freelance counsellor, a schoolteacher and a nursery nurse.

I have knowledge and experience of working in many areas including LGBTQIA+, emotional support, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, abuse, bereavement, bullying, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, suicide awareness, and self-care.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • Postgraduate diploma (Level 7) in counselling children and young people 
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer, The OU and the BACP 
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in psychology 
  • CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education 
  • SEN Certificate 
  • Certificate - Child Positive Discipline course, Attachment Parenting UK 
  • Certificate - Safeguarding in Education: Early Years, Child Protection Company 
  • Certificate - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Certificate in Humanities 
  • Certificate in Social Sciences 
  • Teacher and owner of Green Meadows School, North Carolina, USA) 

Other Training (CPD - Continuing Professional Development)


  • Bereaved Children
  • Children and Loss
  • Introducing Creative Arts in Counselling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Working With Young People
  • Talking Respectfully About Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Working With Children in Therapy 
  • The Teenage Brain
  • Working With Goals in Therapy
  • Bereavement Awareness
  • Minority Stress Processes in LGB Individuals
  • Working With Eating Disorders
  • Counselling Autistic Clients
  • Assessing Effectiveness in Online Therapy
  • Using Trauma-Informed Grounding Techniques
  • Working With Suicidal Clients 


  • Counselling ADHD
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Preparing to Work With Sexual Abuse
  • Grief Recovery Method
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Counselling For Chronic Illness
  • Practicing Walk-and-Talk Counselling and Other Ecotherapy
  • Working With Personality Disorders
  • Stockholm Syndrome 
  • Working With Autism
  • Understanding and Working With Attachment Styles
  • Trauma and Brain Plasticity
  • Introduction to Suicide Awareness
  • Self Care
  • Self-Concept in Person-Centered Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Tackling Destructive Thought Patterns
  • Building Relational Depth With Traumatized Clients
  • Attachment Theory
  • Dyslexia
  • Using Silence Effectively
  • Hard to Help Clients
  • Providing Time-Limited Counselling
  • Recognizing and Working With Narcissistic Personality Clients
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders and Supportive Strategies
  • Understanding and Managing Loneliness 
  • Exploring Suicidal Risk With Clients


  • BACP - Children, Young people and Families conference, 2023
  • Difficult or traumatised? In therapy and the education system
  • Keeping child’s mind in mind: learning from voices and experiences of young people
  • 'Normal' and 'abnormal' eating in a world of plentiful food and body shape pre-conception
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Stress management and resilience in turbulent times
  • Mermaids - Transgender Awareness, Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Young People
  • Why Pronouns Matter
  • Queer Therapy: Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going
  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving
  • Self-care in Bereavement Work


  • Owner and counsellor at Shy Little Violets Counselling
  • Counsellor for YiS young people counselling at Milton Keynes
  • Freelance counsellor

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Ages 10 and under: 45 Minutes sessions at the cost of £30 per session

Ages 11 to 20: 50 Minutes session at the cost of £35 per session

Age 21 and up: 50 Minutes session at the cost of £40 per session

I also offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors.

Fees are payable in advance of each session and are payable by BACS transfer.

When I work

I work afternoons and evenings. Please call or email me for availability. 

Further information

If you would like to see if we can work together, I offer an introductory 30 minute session free of charge either by telephone or online. This will allow us to identify your goals for therapy and how we can work together to help you achieve these goals in your sessions. The introductory 30 minute free session will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about counselling and what is involved.  Please feel free to either give me a call or drop me an email to arrange a session. 

Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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