Peter Plaistowe

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Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

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


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Peter Plaistowe
Peter Plaistowe