Peter Jewers MBACP Integrative Counsellor
About my Counselling Service
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor working from a private practice in Great Waltham, Essex and from the City of London.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with both adults and young people offering short and long term therapy.
I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns.
My role as a therapist is to work with you to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues.
We can work together to help enhance your self awareness and resilience as we work towards achieveing a healthy, positive outcome.
My Counselling Approach
I have an integrative counselling approach, this enables me to draw upon a range of approaches and techniques, including person centred, psychodynamic and Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I tailor my therapy to meet my individual client's needs and I use these approaches to help my clients explore their issues.
Through my own personal experience I understand that it can be difficult to start therapy and to choose a Counsellor. I am aware that it can feel uncomfortable and challenging, therefore I aim to support you on your journey by listening to you, by having empathy and understanding, by creating a warm, trusting relationship and by sometimes challenging you when appropriate. We can work together to help you achieve your goals, gain confidence and moved forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Intergrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Current safeguarding training
- Enhanced DBS
- Experienced group work practice
- Experienced Wellbeing officer
- Private practice
- Ongoing professional development
- Monthly supervision
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a male counsellor I have experience and understanding of working with men who are dealing with personal issues including, relationship problems, work related stress and anxiety, work pressures and expectations, sexual problems, sexual health, addictions, alcohol and drug issues. I am aware that some men are more comfortable talking openly about these issues with another man.
I have many years of experience of working with young people. I understand the difficulties faced during childhood, school life and as teenagers. How influences and past experiences, upbringing, expectations of others and the pressure to fit in can affect mental health.
I have understanding and experience of working with LGBTQ clients, I am aware of the difficulties Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning individuals face throughout life. I have worked with clients and groups struggling with issues including: coming out, family breakdown, relationships, homophobia, illness, health, HIV, AIDS, domestic violence, homelessness, drugs and alcohol, addictions, sex, sexual abuse, loss and bereavement, religion, culture, civil partnerships, marriage, self-harm and self-esteem, anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness and peer pressure. I have also supported LGBT Q family members and children.
I provide groups sessions. A group can provide a support network and the opportunity to meet other people who are experiencing similar situations. As a therapist I work with the group to provide a safe environment where individuals can explore their experiences, interact, and work towards understanding themselves better.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
I am available at two practices,
Great Waltham, Essex, near Chelmsford fees from £40 per hour.
City of London , fees from £55 per hour.
Consessions are available.
Please contact me with any questions or to arrange a confidential appointment.
I have worked with clients who have experienced anxiety, trauma, depression, bereavement, abuse, self harm, low self-esteem, anger, confidence, sex and sexuality issues, relationship issues, family breakdown, health issues, redundancy, bullying, work related issues, addiction, cultural and religious issues.
I provide individual and group meditation, mindfulness and relaxation sessions as this can help you to focus on the here and now.The sessions usually involve breathing techniques and meditation to help recognise and reduce overthinking and anxiety.
I am committed to my continued professional development and I regularly attend courses to increase my knowledge and experience.
I have full professional liability insurance, and have an enhanced DBS.
I attend regular clinical supervision.
If you would like to work with me, we will form a contract that will include information on confidentiality, fees and supervision. We will agree a suitable day and time and I will explain how cancellations and missed sessions work. The contract will also outline how I work to the BACP ethical framework for good practice and the data protection procedures.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings , Saturday mornings
Types of client