Peter Wirt (BA hons, PGCE, PG Dip MBACP)
How I Work:
I work with a Humanistic, Integrative Counselling Therapy practice. My approach focuses on you as a unique individual, and your own perspective.
To help understand your issues, and address them I hope to build a relationship around trust, confidentiality, respect and understanding. A variety of useful techniques based around talking therapies could include creative work, discussion of dreams, relaxation, mindfulness and grounding, cognitive, emotionally focused and evidence based approaches.
I believe in understanding the whole person, and experience in physical health, psychiatry and work with young people helps to work with you in the most effective way possible. I am bound to the BACP ethical framework, and committed to ethical best practice in every aspect of the work I do. I receive regular professional supervision by qualified supervisors, and undertake training and continuing professional improvement regularly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, completing a Masters degree programme in Counselling at York St Johns University. I recently took early retirement from teaching post-secondary Physical Education after 17 years as a head of programme.
Formerly I worked with York Mental Health NHS trust as an assertive outreach worker in the community, and on the inpatient wards in York. I have also been a senior Youth and Community worker with City of York Council Youth Services. I have been lucky to have experience as a player and manager for Team GB Inline Hockey, and since retirement keep an interest in the commentary box. I am now counselling in private practice, and have been volunteering as a counsellor for two years at a community mental health clinic in York.
I have a keen commitment to supporting and promoting well being, open communication and good mental and physical health. As qualified counsellor I am developing my professional practice along humanistic and integrative approaches, and I have experience with CBT and psychiatric treatments as part of a whole person perspective in dealing with people's issues in an individual, accepting and non-judgemental framework.
I believe that through a good working relationship, we can work together to help understand your story, and help you build the next chapter in the way you want it to be.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I ask for £40 for a full hour session. I am happy to offer free consultation meetings on the phone or in person to meet each other and decide how we would like to proceed. There is no limit or restriction on any number of sessions. However, typical clients have chosen between 6-10 sessions to start, though some can have more if they feel the benefits and want to continue the work.
The York Counselling Collective gathers together a small number of qualified therapists in a welcoming, safe and supportive space. There we can offer the time to help support you when you need it. You are welcome, and we look forward to meeting you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, evening or weekend sessions by special arrangement.
Types of client