Peter Joy: BA Hons, MBACP, Registered
We can all be challenged or go through difficulties in our lives. At times we may become stressed, anxious, experience profound unhappiness or suffer a great loss.
Counselling provides a protected and boundaried space in which to bring and work through these experiences. In a counselling session, you will be heard, by a trained person, in strict confidence and without being judged.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, offering time-limited and open-ended therapy. I see clients, ranging from young adults to retirees, for all general needs counselling. I also specialise in loss and bereavement.
Training, qualifications & experience
(BA Hons, MBACP, Dip Couns, BACP Registered)
I am trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling with my core
Theoretical Framework being; Person Centred Theory, Transactional
Analysis and Gestalt.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy costs £45 per session (50 minutes). A limited number of concessions/discounts can be considered for the unemployed and those otherwise limited financially. The payment method is currently cash. Other payment methods may soon be available.
As a professional therapist and member of the BACP, I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework and professional guidelines. This includes undergoing supervision in my work and ongoing academic/professional development.
I come from a diverse social and cultural background and am educated to degree level in Philosophy and Theology.