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About me

Degree in Counselling (F.D.S.C.).

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a safe environment in which people are enabled to make positive changes in their lives. Good therapy should feel safe and enable you to take risks with the issues you are prepared to work on. Counselling is an opportunity to talk about issues which may have arisen recently or have been with you for some time.

Counselling provides an opportunity to make changes for the better and to move forward with your life. I try to help you to bring about positive change in your life.

I provide one-to-one counselling in South Bristol in a safe environment where, together, we can explore your needs.

How I work with clients:

My approach is integrative which means I use different techniques with different clients. This is because I believe we are all individuals and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

I provide an initial interview which is free and lasts approximately 40 minutes.

I try to keep up to date with the latest forms of therapeutic approaches in order to make sure I can work effectively with clients.

My Experience:

I have a Counselling Degree at Bristol University where I studied for 3 years.

I have spent time working with patients recovering from brain damage at the Bristol General Hospital.

I have worked as a counsellor at the Meeting Minds Counselling Service based at Bristol Mind.

Volunteered at Callington Road Hospital in Bristol as an assistant to the head of the Psychological Arts Therapies Department.

Volunteer counsellor with the Bristol Drugs Project.

I have worked with people whose ages have ranged from 16 years old to 80 years old from different backgrounds who presented with many different emotional issues.

Whatever your particular issue may be I am happy to try and help you to explore ways of working through them.

Issues I work with Include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear of Change
  • Loss
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Stress

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications:

  • Counselling Degree at Bristol University where I studied for 3 years.
  • Assist Suicide Intervention Training.
  • Mindfullness CBT Training
  • Working with patients recovering from brain damage at the Bristol General Hospital.
  • Volunteer Counsellor with the Meeting Minds Counselling Service based at Bristol Mind.
  • Assistant to the head of the Psychological Arts Therapies Department at Callington Road Hospital in Bristol.
  • Volunteer Counsellor with the Bristol Drugs Project.
  • Volunteer support worker with Second Step Bristol Supporting people with addictions and long term mental health issues.
  • Volunteer Counsellor with The SWAN Project Bristol working with people with long term drug and alcohol/Dual diagnosis issues.
  • Volunteer Mental Health Support Worker Second Step.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

I work with people on issues such as lone parenting, isolation, low self esteem, guilt and shame, relationship issues.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis

Fees

Additional information

I provide an initial interview which lasts half an hour. This is free

Subsequent sessions are charged £35.00- £45 per hour.

I provide some low cost sessions for people on a low income cost negotiable.

Availability

8.00 am - 8.00 pm Monday to Friday

Further information

Until further notice I am currently only offering counselling sessions online via Zoom, by telephone and email.

Bristol
BS4

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

The property is on a hill and there are steps up to the front door. There is free on street parking and I am close to bus routes X39 Tramway stop on the Bath Road and route no 2 Bus stop Broadwalk Shopping Center on the Wells Road.

Peter Begbie FDSC. MBACP Registered.

Peter Begbie FDSC. MBACP Registered.