Peter Hedley

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Epping, Essex, CM16 7PX
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have a warm sensitive approach, supporting people as they identify and work through the challenges they face. I work together with clients to understand their experiences and draw on their own resources and find their own solutions. Whether you are dealing with specific feelings of anxiety or depression, a life changing event or maybe feeling overwhelmed and are struggling to cope; I can help you reconnect with what you need and find a way forward. 

How can I help?
Sometimes we don’t know why we feel the way we do or know what it is we need until we say it out loud and feel seen by another without expectation or judgement. I work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.  Often people do not know why they are struggling but know they need help . My approach puts you at the centre building a strong relationship and a non-judgmental safe space, to explore your emotions, thoughts and relationships from both the present and the past.  This helps identify and express your emotions and also offer understanding about how the past manifests in current relationships, creates patterns of coping and how you can break these cycles and make lasting change. I have a particular interest in supporting men with their mental health and also members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have knowledge and lived experience in these areas and the issues and challenges they face. 

Taking therapy outside....
I also offer walk and talk therapy in the countryside surrounding my practice. Sitting face to face can be uncomfortable and feel alien for those who have never experienced it before. Walking side by side can be less stressful and offers all the benefits of moving the body and getting out into the outdoors.

My Background: Before training as a therapist I was as a drummer and educator for 20 years. I believe that human creativity can be a powerful tool for self-expression, exploration, accessing unconscious feelings and connecting with the present. Because of this I like to offer clients a variety of creative ways to explore their process. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I achieved the following qualifications:

L4- Diploma in integrative counselling-Jan 2019-Nov 2020 

L3-Certificate in counselling skills -Jan 2018-Nov 2018

Person Centred Experiential Focused Counselling for Depression- May 2022-Present 

I have worked for Herts Mind Network for over three years as a volunteer counsellor as under their their social enterprise. For the last year I have also been delivering Person Centred Emotion Focused Counselling for Depression as part of their IAPT service. 

I have also completed further training in: 

Walk and talk therapy-

Creative interventions in therapy-

Person Centred Experiential counselling for depression

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

I also have lived and therapeutic experience as a member of the LGBTQ+ community so have an understanding of impact this can have and issues those in community face. I am also passionate about supporting mens mental health and increasing access to support. 

Unit 2 Galloway Farms, Tawny Common, Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex, CM16 7PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Peter Hedley
Peter Hedley