Pete Shepherd MBACP

Pete Shepherd MBACP

About me

Are you're struggling and can't put your finger on why? Do you feel life isn't what it should be? Are you facing issues that seem to big to handle? Are you in a dark place and don't know what to do or where to go?

Don't despair.

I am a person-centered counsellor based in Bude, Cornwall serving the area of North Cornwall and North Devon.

I work with individuals and couples of all ages helping them discover, explore and work with the areas of their life that are causing distress, anxiety and conflict.

I help bring freedom from anxiety and conflict, in an accepting, safe and creative environment where real change can happen.

I provide a safe space for thoughts and feeling to be shared openly and honestly free form judgement.

I value and appreciate the uniqueness of every new client and honour their life story as a life in progress, and to this end seek to explore with you the fears, questions and needs that you have.

Each counselling session is usually an hour long, but I seek to be flexible to meet your needs and requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience


For 17 years I was a Methodist minister working with individuals, couples and groups in a number of different contexts. My work embraced loss and bereavement, addictions, stress, anxiety, and life change.


I fulfilled the Iron Mill College Certificate in Counselling in July 2013.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Integrative Counselling from Worcester University.

Continuous Professional Development

I have completed-

  • DSCB Safeguarding Children and Young People- Group 2 Core Training (2015)
  • DSCB Safeguarding Children and Young People- Group 3 Core Training (2015)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation: Awareness, Prevention and Protection Training (2015)
  • Working Creatively with Children & Young People Impacted by Sexual Abuse (2015)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


The first session is a free consultation lasting around 30 minutes. This session provides opportunity for us to meet together to talk through how counselling can help you, and if we feel we can work well together.

Subsequent sessions are £30, but there is flexibility and may be open for negotiation.

Maps & Directions

Bude, EX23

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults