Peter Oates, MBACP Integrative Counsellor
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, working in and using the relationship between ourselves and others as the basis for therapeutic change. Psychotherapeutic counselling lets me continue to explore how we become distressed and how we can heal.
As well as the process of awareness of our own personality and how we learn from life events using our bonds with others, I use CBT techniques among other approaches to remain focussed on finding the clients own route to growth and self awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma and advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Integrative Counselling.
Other professional experience
- NHS mental health worker
- Substance Misuse Project work (one to one as well as group)
- Group facilitator in both peer lead social support and group therapy
- Delivering self help information through locally available classes
- Certificate in relationship counselling (couples and other relationship choices)
The Integrative training aims to move individual therapists from eclectic therapy (applying multiple theories), to an integrated style that both matches the therapists personality and the way we create and manage change in therapy. More concise: this is a robust therapeutic relationship.
My interests remain in personality roles, including gender and identity, and the impact of cultural pressure on conformity, among other reactions. I have found and continue professional development in all approaches which challenge and improve my understanding of therapeutic relationships.
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
Face to face, telephone and online appointments available.