Tilly Peterson Reg. MBACP (Accred) PG Dip. Psychotherapy
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with over twenty years post- qualifying experience in private practice: counselling, supervising, personal work consultation, stress prevention and reduction (especially for the caring professions) and teaching.
I offer both time limited and long term in depth work with individuals, young 16+ adults and couples.
My training and theoretical background is Integrative with Transactional Analysis and Gestalt as core models, which bring together psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and interpersonal traditions within a humanistic context.
I provide a private, safe and relaxed environment where you are offered acceptance, respect, support and a structure to help gain understanding.
I am happy to offer a free initial “meeting” session of thirty minutes or so to give you the opportunity to give your reasons for seeking help and assess whether you would like to continue. There is no obligation to continue, but if you do, sessions last for one hour and usually take place at weekly or fortnightly intervals. We can agree to review any progress made regularly (often after six sessions) to help decide whether further sessions are appropriate and if so, the direction you would like them to take.
My practice is in the coastal town of Watchet, which is on a regular bus route and is five minutes walk from the West Somerset Railway station and Watchet Marina.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (2002 Bath Spa University)
Diploma in Advanced Counselling (1995 Iron Mill Institute)
I have worked in Private practice since 1994 and have particular experience, interest and training in:
- Panic attacks and phobias
- Relationships and family systems
- The effects of childhood abuse and shame issues
- Addiction and co-dependence
- Bereavement and loss
- Self-esteem and assertiveness
- Stress, burn-out and work-related issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer a free 30 minute initial 'meeting' session and a limited number of concessionary rates for those on a very low income, trainees and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekdays from 9am to 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|