About me

Autism and ADHD Specialist. 

When you are looking for a counsellor the process can seem daunting, being unsure what to expect or how the process works.  Initially we have an informal chat, free of charge and without obligation to discuss your needs and expectations.  From there we set out a time and date that you would like therapy to start and the method that best suits you.  

So, If you are struggling in your life in some way such as depression, anxiety or stress then counselling is a great step towards moving through those feelings and discovering the life you want to lead. There can be tremendous value in talking through your ideas, problems and feelings with a therapist who has the experience, training and expertise to help with what you are going through. Perhaps you would like to understand yourself better? Perhaps you are overloaded with your life and need support?

What I can help with Depression, stress, anxiety, Obsessions, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Relationships, Redundancy, Work related issues

Working with each client as the individual that they are, I create a safe and respectful relationship where deeper held thoughts and feelings can be acknowledged and explored. Confidentiality and professionalism are at the heart of my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional diploma in counselling
  • Suicide awareness course
  • Understanding Autism open university
  • IAPT training in depression

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.


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.


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


Autistic spectrum condition / disorder

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From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard fee of £40-00 per hour

Student discount subject to status 25% off standard rate. 

Further information

I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 3 working days excluding bank holidays. 

Contact me via, email, text or call for a prompt response. 


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Peter Banes

Peter Banes