Peter Thompson Dip. Couns. MNCS(Acc.)
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and work in strict adherence to both the Ethical Framework stipulated by the NCS as well as that of the BACP.
I am on the voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
The Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
Being accreditted to this register demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
I work with Anger Management, Couples and Relationship Counselling, Alcohol, Bereavement, Loss, Addiction, Rejection, Sexual issues, Loss of confidence, Low self-esteem, Anxiety and a number of other areas.
I manage my own private practice based in Bewdley and I am also an experienced bereavement counsellor.
As well as my Diploma in Therapeutic Practice I am also a Level 2 Reiki Healing Practitioner but I will not refer to this side of my practice unless a client specifically expresses an interest in it.
I also counsel students and offer Supervision to qualified Counsellors and my fee’s are in the relevant section below.
First sessions are upto 30 minutes and will be for the purpose of mutual assessment. This is FREE OF CHARGE
So how do I work?
My overall style comes from the Humanistic approach, whereby I offer the client my total respect without judgement or question from the very beginning of the relationship.
With this in place the client will learn to trust not only me the counsellor but the relationship that they are starting to develop with me. And from this trust comes a comfort in being able to talk and be listened to.
I offer a venue of calmness and safety governed at all times by a strict ethical adherence to confidentiality.
So whereas I am predominantly a Person-centred counsellor, I will draw from a number of models and techniques in order to provide clients with a suitable and worthwhile experience.
It is important to me that I help a client to have an understanding of the development process that they become involved in, as this enables them to be comfortable with their new and growing awareness not only of themselves but of all around them.
I choose not to work with clients younger than 18 years of age. Neither do I work with clients seeking Pre-trial therapy.
I thank you again for reading my profile and should you wish to contact me please either call me (if I am busy please leave a message on my voice mail and I shall return your call as soon as possible), email me at PTcounselling@yahoo.com .
Many Thanks for your time.
Dip.Couns. MNCS (Accred.)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
- Registered to the Accredited Voluntary Register via my membership of the National Counselling Society.Ensuring that I meet the necessary requirements of the Professional Standards Authority.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Practice.
As well as managing my private practice I also volunteer for a local Bereavement charity.
I am also a Royal Mail Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing.
I have taught Level 2 Counselling and was AQA standardised accordingly.
I also continue to develop via my own continued professional and personal development.
Level 2 Reiki Healing Practitioner
I have attended workshops and events as follows:-
- What is CPD
- Working with Art in Therapy
- Working with couples
- Domestic Abuse and young children
- Recognising & Tackling Discrimination
- An evening with Irvin . Yalom (Live Banbury Theatre)
- Jungian Seminars
- Working with Dreams -"Being Dreamy" Workshop - Sue Lewis UKCP
- Banbury Therapy Centre
- Health & Well-being Ambassador training (Royal Mail)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
An initial session of up to 30 minutes for the purposes of mutual assessment is free of charge.
Subsequent sessions are £40.00 for an hour long session for an individual and £50.00 for an hour and a quarter session for couples.
I also offer STUDENT counselling at £30.00 per hour .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Access to my premises is through a doorway with a small step. Seating is either on a soft settee an armchair or an upright bucket seat.
My normal hours for work is 9.30am - 8.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|