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Peter Oates, MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4
07790 018095 07790 018095
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

About me

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.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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Further information

Face to face, telephone and online appointments available.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Flexible appointment times can be arranged.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Peter Oates, MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Peter Oates, MBACP Integrative Counsellor