Pete Shepherd

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MBACP Person Centred Counselling & Specialist Mentor
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Bude, Cornwall, EX23
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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 too big to handle? Are you feeling stuck 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 life-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 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 you have.

Each counselling session is 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)
  • Developing Creative Practice.  Iron Mill College. 2016
  • Psychology: Weaving the human story. Iron Mill college. 2016
  • Exploring the Myths of Happiness. Iron Mill College. 2016
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT. University of Reading. 2017
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance.  Monash University. 2017
  • Introduction to Psychology. Monash University. 2018
  • Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief. BACP. 2020
  • Life Coaching Diploma. New Skills Academy. 2021
  • Mindfulness Diploma. New Skills Academy.  2021
  • Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. BACP. 2021
  • Ecotherapy, Walks and Talking Training. Creative Counsellors. 2022

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


£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

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 £35, but there is flexibility and may be open for negotiation.

Couples therapy is £55 per one hour session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults