Peter Hollowell

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Anxiety and Depression -Specialist - MBACP reg.
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Peter, I am a Qualified and BACP Registered Counsellor.

With great care and patience, I hope to develop a deep understanding of your thoughts and feelings, with support, understanding and guidance in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. I believe I have an intuitive sensitivity for my client’s emotional world, which can help create a strong connection between us and give my client the confidence to share those important thoughts and feelings and together we can work to move forward.

Feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed?

Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening but we know things are not quite right. We know what’s wrong but can't seem to move on, experiencing re-occurring destructive patterns. We can talk about what's going on for you, explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, questions and confusion.

I work to identify root causes and experiences, to help identify and understand feelings that may have been suppressed for a long time. Working integratively,  I draw on different counselling approaches to help clients in a way that works for them.

I am compassionate, amiable and professional - I welcome any questions by phone, text or email and I look forward to welcoming you to my counselling suite which is very comfortable and calming, here in central Barnstaple.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered MBACP
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills 

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy(B.A.C.P)  and adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice.

I receive ongoing supervision to ensure I work ethically and within safe guidelines.I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (C.P.C.A.B.)

I hold full indemnity insurance and an up to date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session

Additional information

If you would like to arrange a session to talk about your needs, please contact me by phone or text on the number above, or if you prefer by email.

Sessions are held at my counselling suite in Queens House Barnstaple, located in central Barnstaple. Our sessions are for an hour at £40.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible - please get in touch to discuss.

One To One, Suite 118 Queens House, 6 Queen Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Very easy access with lift if required

Peter Hollowell
Peter Hollowell