About me

For most of us the world has become a very different place during the current pandemic. You may be looking for help in order to make a difficult decision, cope with some of the challenging changes in your life, or make greater sense of who you are during this time of confusion. You may be looking for help over a period of time or simply a one off opportunity to express your feelings and difficulties. Whilst my normal practice is face to face counselling and psychotherapy, I am currently offering telephone, or internet sessions through Zoom or Skype.

My approach to therapy is humanistic and integrative. Humanistic means that I view whatever issues you may have within the context of you as a whole person. This means that the help I offer comes not from applying a formula but from building a relationship between us in which you are able to bring whatever feels relevant to those issues. Integrative is drawing on a variety of perspectives and skills that are consistent with the maintenance of that relationship. I provide a safe, secure, confidential setting where you can explore and resolve troubling issues within a supportive relationship that enables you to work at your own pace.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over forty years experience of therapeutic practice within private, educational, commercial and industrial settings. As Director of the Centre for Studies in Counselling at Durham University I have worked extensively in counsellor education both in the UK and abroad.

In addition to my counselling psychotherapy practice I offer supervision for experienced therapists and those working towards BACP Accreditation.

My practice is located in the village of Waltham on the Wolds, between Grantham and Melton Mowbray where I offer long and short term work with the possibility of reduced rates for students.

You can contact me by email or telephone in order to discuss your needs and set up an initial meeting in which we can decide together whether I can help you.

What I can help with
Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Development coaching, Leadership coaching, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships

Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Transpersonal

Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy
Sessions are currently by telephone, or internet via Zoom or Skype while the pandemic continues.

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.

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.


Additional information

My standard fee is £60 for each one-hour session. However I am aware of the challenges that many people are facing during the pandemic and I am able to negotiate fees according to your needs and current resources. So please don't be put off by financial concerns and contact me to discuss this if you feel it appropriate.


Weekday day and evening sessions may be available.

Waltham On The Wolds
Melton Mowbray

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


I have over 40 years experience as a counsellor, 35 years experience as a supervisor and 25 years experience as a counsellor trainer including the role of Director of the Centre for Studies in Counselling at Durham University.

View supervision profile

Peter Cook

Peter Cook