About me

I am a counsellor with over ten years experience. You can talk about your experiences and feelings with me in a way that may not be possible with family and friends. Putting your feelings into words with a counsellor can help you deal with what is happening in your life.

What I won’t do is to label you, judge you or give you advice. You know yourself and your life better than anyone else: this is the belief at the centre of the school of counselling in which I am trained.

I will listen to you and try to understand your feelings from your point of view, in a place where you can feel safe and supported.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Metanoia Institute, on a course which is accredited by the BACP and validated by Middlesex University. I have a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.

I have been working as a counsellor for over 11 years and have seen clients from many backgrounds, dealing with various issues.

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

I offer an initial session at the reduced fee of £25 in order for us to see if we are happy to work together.

I then charge a sliding scale of £40-70 per 50-minute session, depending on what you can afford. Sessions for couples cost £70. I have a restricted number of concessionary places at a slightly lower rate.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

At the moment I am only offering sessions either by phone or by video online.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

I offer sessions on weekday afternoons and evenings. I currently offer sessions by phone or by video meeting online. I hope to return to face-to-face sessions when circumstances allow.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas