Peter Roberts

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MBACP (Accred), BPC
Available for new clients
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Hythe, Kent, CT21 6EG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What my qualifications mean

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with over seventeen years' experience in private practice and in other clinical settings, working with a wide variety of people.

I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2003 and went on to complete further professional trainings. As a couples’ psychodynamic psychotherapist trained in the NHS, I work with couples to explore specific issues and also the general dynamics of their relationships. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I can offer individuals between one and three sessions a week. A greater number of sessions a week allows an increased depth of work and is particularly valuable if you are training to become a therapist.

Initial consultation

I offer an initial consultation to think about whether therapy might be useful for you. This is an opportunity for us to talk about why you are considering therapy, what you hope to gain and to identify what you might need in order to get the most out of the process if we agree to work together.

Why therapy?

Many things are hard to deal with and can cause damage to yourself and in relationships. I work with individuals and couples going through difficult times in their lives or with particular problems. I offer support and also the space to explore what is going on and to see whether there are changes that can be made.

It is easy to feel stuck. Therapy offers the opportunity to understand the roots of this and also the possibility of looking at things differently and moving on. It offers the space to explore new approaches to things and fresh ways of relating to people.

While the process of therapy can sometimes feel long and frustrating before you begin to feel that you are making headway, it provides the time needed to understand yourself and to achieve what is most important to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Couples (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (WPF Therapy/Roehampton University)

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Therapy/Roehampton University)

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Psychoanalytic Council
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.

British Psychoanalytic Council


£45.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fees depend on your circumstances and the number of sessions per week. For individual work they generally fall between £45 and £65 per session and for couples work they are proportionately higher. I also hold a number of reduced fee spaces. As times are held for you, you will be asked to pay for missed or cancelled sessions, but there is flexibility wherever possible.

When I work

I work in person in my consulting room in Hythe and on-line and by telephone. I offer sessions throughout the day, Monday to Friday.

Further information

Professional guidelines

Sessions are confidential. I will only disclose information about you under exceptional circumstances.

I am bound by the codes of ethics and practice of my professional body.

To maintain standards of practice I take part in continuous professional development and periodically consult on my work with a colleague.

I entrust your contact details to a colleague so that they are able to let you know if for any reason I am unable to make a session and cannot contact you myself.

Osborne House, 3-5 Portland Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6EG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Peter Roberts
Peter Roberts