Peter Banczyk

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Experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist & Counsellor MBACP
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LIVERPOOL L1 & Westray KW17
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Working in a gentle, empathic and effective way, and with a focus on helping you achieve your goals, I do not adhere to a 'one treatment fits all' approach and we will discuss and develop the best options for you. I have 26 years and IRO 25,000 clinical treatment hours experience to use in assisting you.

I have extensive experience of helping people struggling with long term anxiety / depression, self esteem challenges, repeating painful experiences, suffering from short or long term trauma and Post Traumatic Stress and recovering from abuse in its many forms. 

Other areas I have long experience with are: struggling with low self esteem, relationships, including the quality of the relationship you have with yourself, internal anger, shame, people diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety Disorders and very shy / introverted people, and long term 'Obsessive Compulsive' challenges that CBT has not been effective for.

I was the Director and Senior Therapist at the Liverpool Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy from 1997 until 2019. During my time there, I developed the practice into one of the most successful and respected private counselling and psychotherapy services on Merseyside.

Throughout my time as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I have worked hard to understand people from a fundamental perspective, not just from a textbook one. I don't believe I can help someone without first tuning in to who they are, properly listening to what you have to say, and understanding how you see yourself and your world.

Around 40% of my clients are Doctors and other medical professionals, but my clients come from all backgrounds. 

I still adhere to the philosophy of professionalism, integrity and client-focused service that made my practice in Liverpool so successful. For example, I always respond to enquiries and do not leave people waiting for a response (within work hours). I am generally pretty busy, but will always try hard to accommodate a new appointment where I can. My current availability is always highlighted on the first page on my website.

I have worked online via video for the last four years, online sessions can be a very time and cost effective way of accessing an experienced therapist.

I am always happy to answer questions about the sometimes-bewildering array of training and qualifications that counsellors have, with no obligation to use my services.

See my website for more background on how I work and my Therapy Blog, including 'Five Things to Look for in an Online Therapist', 'I Love Me I Love Me Not, The Self – Self Relationship' and 'My Old Wobbly Ladder - (why building trust in psychodynamic therapy is an essential part of change).

I am a Member of the BACP, Number 376754 and adhere to their code of professional ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

1 Year Certificate in Person Centred Counselling

1 Year Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling

I have IRO 19,000 practice hours providing individual or group therapy

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My experience is that while people are all unique and need to be individually understood; most issues arise from either anxiety and / or depression, present or historical conflict with the outside world and others, or from a conflicted relationship with ourselves, internal anger, hamster wheel / stuck thinking, feeling and behaving etc. I have helped thousands of people escape from these life affecting challenges.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 Per Full Hour Session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have one slot available, this may suit someone who can make a daytime, or I could make it fit an evening / daytime shift pattern or rota.

Westray, Orkney, KW17

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


Peter Banczyk
Peter Banczyk