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About me

When have you ever really felt that you have been truly heard? When have you ever been able to talk about your life, your experiences and your feelings without judgement or that there is any expectation of you?

In 2018 I retired from working for 30 years with the emergency services, prior to this I had spent 6 years in the military. During these 36 years I came to realise that people who work in these professions find it extremely difficult to talk about some of the experiences they might have had, and how these experiences may have affected them and their families.

This is also true for people from all walks of life. In many cases the simple fact of being able to talk to someone could do much to make life more comfortable, the ability to talk about issues and concerns can do much to alleviate stress and anxiety. This is what inspired me to become a therapist.

In many cases people cannot or do not talk to friends, colleagues, partners or family for fear of making them upset, angry, worried or burdened. As a therapist, I offer a safe space for people to talk, that is unconditional and confidential.

I hold the Diploma in Gestalt Counselling. Gestalt is a humanistic/existential therapy that believes that people are born with the resources and ability to lead a satisfying, creative life. However, often during childhood and sometimes later on, something interrupts this process and a person becomes stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about themselves and the world. Gestalt aims to investigate and uncover how these patterns are still active and affecting a person’s present life. My task as a therapist is to support you to find new and more creative ways to resolve the problem or crisis you are facing.

As a therapeutic coach, I can assist you to explore and identify any goals or aspirations you might have and provide a realistic, solution focused framework to help you to achieve them. This is normally short term work with the aim being to achieve identified outcomes within five or six sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching

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.

NCS

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

Therapeutic Life Coaching

Please contact me for details.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Counselling - £50 for a 50 minute session and these are offered weekly.

Coaching - £90 for the first 90 minute session and £70 thereafter for 60 minute sessions.

Availability

I offer sessions Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Fridays 9am to 1pm

Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Peter Hayward, MNCS (Accred). Counsellor/Therapeutic Coach, FRTC

Peter Hayward, MNCS (Accred). Counsellor/Therapeutic Coach, FRTC