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Peter Thompson Dip. Couns. MNCS(Acc.)

Bewdley, Worc's, DY12 2JD
07936 700238 07936 700238 Registered / Accredited
Bewdley, Worc's, DY12 2JD

About me

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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 proud to be held on the Accredited Voluntary Register in accordance with NCS and 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, Sleep, Anxiety and many other areas whilst fully appreciating that each one of these areas comes with a myriad of issues that will be different for each client and possible each session.

I manage my own private practice based in Bewdley Worcestershire, and I am also an experienced bereavement counsellor. I also volunteer as Health & Wellbeing Ambassador to Royal Mail Kidderminster as I am pleased to be included on the list of approved counsellors for West Midlands Police.

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.

First sessions are up to approximately  20 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, Person Centred approach, whereby I offer the client my total and unconditional 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 entering into. 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.


PLEASE NOTE:-
I choose not to work with clients younger than 25 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), or email me at PTcounselling@yahoo.com .

Many Thanks for your time.

Pete Thompson

Dip.Couns. MNCS (Accred.)

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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.
  • Member of Counsellors Together UK

As well as managing my private practice since 2012 I volunteered for a local Bereavement charity for five years from 2011-2016

I am also a Royal Mail Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing based at Kidderminster Delivery office.

As of April 2020 I am included on the list of approved Counsellors for West Midlands Police.

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 (Royal Mail)
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance Online course (Monash University)
  • CBT with older people Online course
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT Online course
  • Understanding Drugs and Addiction Online course
  • National Counsellors Day Online Conference 2020

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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 .

I offer concessionary rates as set out below and negotiable in certain circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

As of April 2020 I am included on the list of approved Counsellors for West Midlands Police.

From September 2019 I volunteer as Health & Wellbeing Ambassador at Royal Mail Kidderminster.

Pinetree Road
Bewdley
Worc's
DY12 2JD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Access to my premises is through a doorway with a small step. Currently seating on a an upright bucket seat.

Availability

My normal hours for work is 9.30am - 8.00pm

These can vary and a times exceptions can be made.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Peter Thompson Dip. Couns. MNCS(Acc.)

Peter Thompson Dip. Couns. MNCS(Acc.)