About me

I am able to offer one to one counselling in a confidential setting from a dedicated therapy room in my house in Cheam (near Sutton in South West London). I work with clients who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions (including alcohol, drugs, sex and pornography)
  • Loneliness
  • Worries about older age and retirement
  • Relationship issues (both straight and gay)
  • Marital problems
  • Bereavement

If you would like to arrange an initial session to discuss your situation and to determine whether I would be able to help you work through the issues that are troubling you, please contact me to arrange an initial assessment session.

I would work with you using an “Attachment- based “ Psychotherapy approach to help you explore your childhood and adolescence as well as your current concerns and worries since many of the issues and problems we face as adults have their roots in our earlier life.

I can offer both short term (6-12 weeks) and long term (more than 3 months) counselling. We can discuss this with when we meet for an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a practising counsellor since 2009 and I am a registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member (MBACP). I was trained integratively over a three year period (2006-9) to use a variety of different approaches in my counselling practice. I hold the following counselling qualifications:

  • A BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
  • Continuing Professional Development certificates in CBT, Psychosexual Therapy, Personality Disorder and Attachment Theory.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in "Attachment Theory", Wimbledon Guild.
  • Attachment Theory and Clinical Practice short course CPD at the Bowlby Centre, London.

In addition to my private practice, I also work as a counsellor for MIND, the mental health charity.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £40-£45 per 50 minute session which would normally be weekly. I am able to offer both daytime and evening appointments.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas