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Peter Appleton Dip. Counselling, NCS accredited, DCS, DHP, MNCH, AfSFH

Bristol BS6 & BS16
07597 212987 07597 212987 07597 212987 07597 212987 Registered / Accredited

About me

I work as a counsellor, consultative supervisor, trainer and as a hypnotherapist. My belief is that we all have the capacity to make changes we desire in life - whether this for reasons of personal growth or to face a particular challenge. This can involve increasing our understanding of ourselves and our challenges, learning how to access our own resources and learning and developing new skills. The most important part of therapy is developing a trusting, honest relationship and I pride myself on my ability to achieve this with my clients.

As an older man, I bring I have a wealth of experience both as a professional and as a person. I work well with people from all walks of life and age groups. I worked in mental health in the NHS for 34 years - specialising in eating disorders, recovery from trauma and abuse, addictions and men's issues - and am used to working with people  with a wide range of challenges and from all backgrounds.

My counselling approach is integrative - drawing on person centred and psychodynamic principles. I am based in the Downend and Central area of Bristol. I work Monday to Friday - including evenings.

I value working with people from all ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and of all sexual identities and orientations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I  worked in Mental Health in the NHS for 34 years and am familiar with a wide range of challenges and difficulties.  During this time, I developed services for the homeless and have specialised with working with people with addictions - including drugs, alcohol, pornography and exercise. For the last 15 years I worked as a specialist with people with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, EDNOS). I am used to working with families  and have extensive experience working with a family therapy service.

I completed my training as a counsellor in 1997 and have worked with people to overcome depression, anxiety and stress related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, survivors of abuse and relationship difficulties.

In 2003 I gained a Diploma in Advanced Mental Health Studies (eating disorders) at Birmingham University.

In 2014, I qualified as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

In 2019 I gained a Diploma in Consultative Supervision.

Within my role in the NHS, I have lectured and run many workshops in Universities and  at Conferences for a range of professionals and have acted as an advisor and supervisor to professionals from a variety of disciplines in the NHS and associated services.

I have worked in private practice since 2014.

I currently teach Continuous Professional Development courses on Eating Disorders to a wide range of professionals.

CORONAVIRUS POLICY

I comply with Government guidelines regarding the pandemic. As such I am only offering online (Skype or Zoom) and telephone counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pornography (porn) addiction

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I offer a free one hour initial consultation.

I ask £50 per session for counselling.

I have some concessionary sessions for NHS workers and for people who are low-paid or unemployed. Please contact me for more information.

Further information

I am married and my children have now grown up and left home. I am disabled and have restricted mobility (so please give me time to answer the phone!).  I am a late onset musician - having only discovered  my musical flare later in life. All of which acts as testimony to my own ability to continue to overcome obstacles, adapt and grow as a person.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road
Bristol
BS6 5RB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair access in available at the Enso rooms on Friday afternoons.

Availability

Mon 9am  - 6pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Within my work in the NHS I offered generic and specialist supervision to professionals from may disciplines within the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Peter Appleton Dip. Counselling, NCS accredited, DCS, DHP, MNCH, AfSFH

Peter Appleton Dip. Counselling, NCS accredited, DCS, DHP, MNCH, AfSFH

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