Vaughan Pietersen BSc (Hons) Counselling MBACP Registered

Vaughan Pietersen BSc (Hons) Counselling MBACP Registered

North Somerset



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About me

Hello, my name is Vaughan, welcome to my counselling service. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling to adults and young people from my private therapy rooms in Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea.

Perhaps you or someone you know is facing a challenging life event such as a bereavement or relationship ending, feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with low self-esteem. You may feel 'stuck' with an unhelpful way of thinking or behaviour that keeps repeating itself. Whatever the reason for your visit I recognise the courage it takes to seek counselling and I commend you for taking the first step.


While I have experience in a wide range of presenting issues I am particularly adept in

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Personality disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress

My Counselling Approach

I offer a private and confidential humanistic counselling service, in a safe and non-judgemental setting, from my private therapy rooms in Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. It is my belief that we all have the innate ability to self-heal when provided with empathy, compassion and safe space to explore our inner most thoughts and feelings.

My practice is aimed at promoting personal development and self-esteem while reducing the symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression. I strive to empower my clients to develop their intuition and expand their awareness so they may gain greater acceptance of self, reduce emotional distress, and live fuller more rewarding lives.

As a person-centred counsellor my practice is built on the core conditions of empathy, positive regard and congruence, however I will integrate with other modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion-focused therapy or mindfulness when appropriate.

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work closely to the BACP's Ethical Framework to ensure the quality of my service and promote best practice and professional credibility. I have insurance to work as a professional counsellor.

Getting Started

I offer an initial 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your individual requirements, expectations, therapeutic goals and possible next steps.

Should you require more information please do get in touch or alternatively you can visit my website

I hope this information has been useful and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Counselling. Bath Spa University.

FdSc Counselling. Bath Spa University.

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room Weston-Super-Mare
  • Therapy Room
  • Therapy Room Burnham-on-Sea
  • Therapy Room Burnham-on-Sea


£40 per session

Block of six sessions for £180 paid upfront (£30 per session)

Further information

Client Testimonials and References

'Exploring my thoughts and feelings has helped me understand myself and my needs. I feel calmer and more content.' - Client

'I feel I have made an investment for my son's wellbeing and it is worth every penny.' - Parent

'I have experienced a period of tremendous personal development, I feel proud and more accepting of myself' - Client

'You seemed to have connected with him like no one else has been able to and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted that contact to continue so he could have that experience and grow.' - Parent

'You had made a very positive relationship with him, more than any other adult I had witnessed in his life.' - Parent

'Vaughan has helped countless individuals regain their confidence and self-esteem enabling them to live more rewarding lives. It has been a privilege working with Vaughan and I look forward to seeing more great projects under his leadership.' - Colleague

Maps & Directions

Weston-Super-Mare, BS23
Highbridge, TA9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday - Saturday: 8am-9pm

Please get in touch about appointments outside of these hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme