Peter Freeman MBACP
Are you feeling inexplicably anxious, frightened or low? Or perhaps you feel that you are unaccepted or misunderstood.
As a Person Centred psychotherapeutic counsellor, I have previously helped those suffering with these feelings. Often, they have manifested as depressive thoughts and depressive illness, anxiety, panic, obsessive thoughts and compulsive tendencies, and disturbing inner images and voices. I also work with gender authenticity, sexual orientation and faith/spirit. I will endeavour to help with any past trauma (including armed forces/emergency services experience), personally felt guilt, and shame including sexual shame.
I offer a confidential environment in which you can safely release deeply held (perhaps repressed), personal thoughts, feelings and ideas. This has the potential to lead to personal discovery of your validity and empowerment as a human being and the valuable contributions you could rightfully make to the world. Previously, you may have experienced overwhelming non-acceptance of these feelings and thoughts (by family and friends, by wider society, even by yourself). Perhaps you have been carrying them, alone, for as long as you can remember.
If the above has left you feeling that you might need, or would like to try psychotherapy or counselling with me, please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a long experience of therapeutic counselling (as a client as well as practitioner) and have a diploma which is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a registered member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sibling/ family member suicide.
By agreement with you, I suggest a charge of up £25 for an initial consultation (of up to one hour duration), though this can be waived depending on your circumstances, the actual length of the consultation, and your thoughts about whether you would like to enter therapy. Subsequently, at commencement of therapy my suggested rate is £45 per one hour session. I can offer concessions to those whose financial situation may make that figure prohibitive. I further suggest an hourly rate which is commensurate with your own if that is in excess of my suggested rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I endeavour to be available to you at your convenience and hence am available week days including evenings. I will consider some weekend work.
Types of client