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About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and have experience working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, low self-esteem and addiction.

At the heart of my work is building a trusting relationship with you in order to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about what's going on in your life. I see my role as helping you to explore your world from your point of view and by doing so enable you to gain a new understanding of why you think and feel the way that you do.

My aim is to help you empower yourself to make the changes you decide that you want to make and thereby help you to move forward. I do this by working in a client- centred way whereby you decide what we talk about and we explore these things at a pace and depth that you are comfortable with

I understand that finding the right counsellor for you can be daunting which is why I offer a free 30-minute first session where we can get to know each other a bit. This will give you the opportunity to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me and ask me any questions you have about the counselling process. I

I can work with you on either a short or long-term basis depending on your needs. Sometimes a handful of sessions can be enough to work through a particular issue, but it can also be useful to have a regular space to talk through life’s challenges and work at a deeper level to gain a greater insight into yourself.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their code of ethics. I am fully insured and have regular supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (in training)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute introductory session where you can tell me a little about what brought you to counselling and I can explain in more detail about how I work.  If you decide you would like to proceed then sessions cost £50 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

I am currently only working remotely via Zoom or WhatsApp, but when it's safe to do so I will return to seeing clients face-to-face in specialist therapeutic rooms in Chinnor.

Princes Risborough
Buckinghamshire
HP27

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Peter Plaistowe, MBACP

Peter Plaistowe, MBACP