About me

My name is Peter Clarke, and I am a fully qualified counsellor. I have many years of experience of working in the community with individual clients from age 17 upwards. I have worked for Cruse Bereavement, Lenadoon Community Counselling Service and East Belfast Community Counselling.

In regards to my practice, I will work collaboratively with you, to ensure you develop the tools to cope with life’s trials and tribulations. By capitalising on your pre-existing skills, it is my intention to bring to the forefront, your strengths whilst helping you recognise and improve on your weaknesses.

Using clinically tested and evidence based interventions, I have provided hundreds of hours of 1-1 counselling in a community setting throughout Belfast. This has afforded me a wealth of experience in working with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement.

With both anxiety and depression becoming ever more prevalent in todays society, and research suggesting that Cognitive behavioural Therapy is effective in treating both, I employ an integrative counselling approach that has its foundation in CBT.

Also, I have been involved in the music industry for 20+ years, as a performer, promoter, record label owner, merchandiser and manager. Therefore, I have an insight into many aspects of the business, including a deep understanding of the trials that come with touring, performing, recording and being a manager.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the BACP
  • Accredited registrant of the National Counselling Society.
  • First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • UUJ Level 4 Certificate in therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bereavement Care

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

Problems faced by musicians, performers and members of the music industry.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Additional information

£35 per session

£25 per session for students/Counsellors in training


Wednesday: 13:30-20:00

Thursday: 13:30-20:00

Friday: 13:30-18:00

County Down

Type of session

In person

Types of client



Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke