About me

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Check out my short introductory video in photos and video section below.

A quick summary;

- Safety, trust and care are essential to me in the counselling work I do.

- We will explore together the issues you bring to counselling, to develop greater awareness, leading to change.

- Develop insight into who you are today, whilst looking over past experiences or trauma to appreciate cause and effect.

- I utilise knowledge, experience and training as a result of living with an LGBTQ identity to support people from the community empathically and respectfully.

- Face to Face counselling at the The Practice Rooms in Hove. Each 50 minute session is £50.

- Online counselling using Zoom, instant messaging or email and by telephone. Each 50 minute session is £50.

For more details, please read on;

The way I work

One of the most important factors in the success of any counselling, is the relationship between the client and counsellor. I hold this fact very closely in my mind, so it is very important to me that we have a counselling relationship where you feel safe, that you can trust and that you are jointly in control of.

Supporting the LGBTQ community

I am LGBTQ+ affirmative. I passionately support the LGBTQ community, having worked with many people on their gender, relationship and sexual diversities. I understand the benefit and sometimes the need to talk to someone that is from the same community. This helps create and build the necessary feeling of trust and safety in the counselling relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was a counsellor with Mindout for 3 years, a charity in Brighton that supports people identify as LGBTQ.

I worked for the Brighton and Hove branch of Samaritans for 5 years. I was a listening volunteer supporting people who were suicidal or in emotional distress on the phone, by email and by text.

Qualifications and Training;

General Certificate in Online Counselling - OLT

Diploma in Counselling - The Link Centre

Advanced Counselling Skills - The Link Centre

BSc (Hons) Psychology - The Open University

BA (Hons) Music - University of Leeds

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

  • LGBTQ issues
  • Identity issues
  • Trans Identity
  • Gender queer
  • Non-binary
  • Health and illness

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session

Additional information

The initial session is £20 for 50 minutes. This gives us the first opportunity to get to know one another. There is no obligation to continue.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions. I will get back to you within 24 hours.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Current availability for counselling sessions are Tuesday evening after 6pm,  Wednesday from 1pm and Saturday mornings.

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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The counselling room I use for face to face counselling does not have wheelchair access. Online counselling available by video conferencing, email and instant messaging. Telephone counselling also available.

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Peter Golder

Peter Golder