Pete Sims (BA Hons, MSc in Counselling - Distinction), MBACP
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means I can draw on a range of approaches and methods to best meet my clients individual needs. I have gained a MSc in Counselling with Distinction from Bangor University. I am now currently undertaking a PhD within the Psychology Dept and also see clients in my own private practice. I can provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, etc. However, if you are still unsure if I can help you, then please get in contact for an informal discussion.
I know that accessing therapy can be very daunting at first, and it is therefore very important for me to create a warm, accepting, safe environment. Any of my clients can expect the highest standards of professional care and ethical practice. I am constantly training and researching to ensure that I am aware of the most current and best therapeutic approaches, that have a solid scientific evidence base to indicate their effectiveness. I will tailor my approach to ensure I carefully address the issues clients bring to sessions and will strive to give each client the greatest opportunity to resolve any difficulties they bring. I have a strong problem solution approach and I work in close collaboration with the client to identify the therapy goals and to agree a plan of action to effectively address their difficulties. I encourage openness and honesty and we will review progress and will make any necessary changes to ensure the client gets maximum benefit from our time together.
What really motivates me as a therapist is supporting clients to finally become free from the issues negatively impacting on their lives (and which may have possibly been negatively impacting for many years) and supporting them to reach their true potential. A commitment to enabling the clients’ growth, development and change underpins my work. Although it can be challenging, engaging in therapy can be a very powerful and beneficial process for creating the necessary changes which can also help clients arrive at a place of much greater depth of happiness, fulfilment, peace and self-acceptance.
I genuinely welcome questions before clients decide to book any sessions with me. Additionally, I offer a free 30 mins consultation as part the initial session (therefore making the first session 1.5hrs) to enable the client to decide if I am the therapist who is right for them and also to answer any questions clients may have about the therapy process. Please feel free to contact me, you will be assured of a warm and friendly response.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained a MSc in Counselling with Distinction from Bangor University.
I am currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Psychology at Bangor University - specialising in all aspects of mental health, but particularly issues relating from anxiety, stress and trauma.
I have my own private practice and have also previously worked within the NHS.
I have over 20 years experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties and personal issues negatively impacting on their lives.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Standard Fee is: £35.00
Reduced Fee for prove of unwaged or student: £30
I am able to work with a wide range of issues affecting clients. I know that contacting a therapist for the first time can be daunting, but please get in contact to discuss any particular needs you may have or to ask any questions regarding the counselling or psychotherapy process. I am more than happy to respond.