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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.