About me

I am an experienced counsellor, specialising in gambling and other addiction, having first been a client.

I have had first hand experience of drug and gambling addictions, as well as many other issues. I don't expect that my experiences were the same as yours, or that I know how you feel before you tell me, however many clients feel more comfortable talking with someone who has faced similar issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training has been in Integrative Counselling and CBT, however I have over 9,000 contact hours, and around 1,800 clients to date. Over 1000 gambling clients and those affected by someone else's gambling.

In recent years I have worked a lot with anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly health anxiety is on the rise, and working with NHS referrals has given me a lot of experience in this area.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diet/Weight management: Losing or Gaining Weight

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

After a free initial consultation, I charge £45 for a full-fee one-off session, but £200 for 6 session bundles paid in advance.

Concessions may be considered on individual basis.

Telephone based, Email/Text based, and video (Zoom, Teams, Whereby) by arrangement.

Availability

I work in several roles but can usually fit someone in at short notice if they are flexible about appointment times. All work is currently telephone / internet based due to covid situation.

Further information

If you are affected by a gambling problem there are few who have anywhere near my level of experience in working specifically with gamblers and their families.

I have a lot of experience working with Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Compulsive Behaviours including Sex and Pornography.

If you have ever considered ending your life, I can help you end the bits of your life that you don't want and find a better version of you.

Belfast
BT7

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Currently no face to face access due to covid

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Peter Pallin

Peter Pallin