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About me

Hello, I'm Peter. I offer person-centred counselling here at the Wellbeing Clinic in Corsham, N Wilts.

If you’ve been experiencing issues in your life that you’re struggling with, and feel you would like to talk to someone, I can help you explore these things in a caring, confidential space.

Person-centred counselling is a way of creating a counselling relationship where you can experience warmth and acceptance, empathic listening, and genuineness, which will enable you to access hitherto untapped resources in yourself. It is a relational therapy - together, we look at different parts of your story and experiences, and together we create the conditions that lead to positive change for you.

There are many different issues that people have brought to counselling that I have worked with. These include (but are not limited to) relationship issues, work stresses, substance abuse, addictions, the results of trauma, anxiety, depression, social isolation, shame. But sometimes, we can't even put our finger on what it is exactly that is troubling us - it can simply be a vague sense of unease or of aloneness, or emptiness, or dissatisfaction.

It can sometimes be difficult (and indeed is usually an act of great courage, although it may not feel like that) to make the decision to seek help – this can frequently be the hardest step.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Temenos Education Ltd (Sheffield).

I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Therapist, practising for five years in a variety of settings. 

I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Although I have specified a few of the areas I can help with, please note that as a person-centred counsellor I will work with whatever you bring to our sessions. I will certainly not view you in terms of your 'issues' or 'symptoms' - but I will meet you wherever you are in your life at the present moment, in all its complexity.

Fees

Additional information

My fee is £45.00 per session (50 minutes).

Please contact me by phone or email to arrange a session.

The Wellbeing Clinic, 21 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0ES

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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