Pete Shepherd MBACP
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?
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)
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
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.