Wakefield Counselling

Counselling in Wakefield

Hello,

My name is Peter and I would like to thank you for visiting my website. I hope you will find it helpful, and that by reading it you will get a sense of me and how I might help you.

Whether your difficulties are complex and long-standing or you feel you could just do with some support to get through a difficult time, it is likely I can help. I offer short and long term counselling suited to your individual needs. For many of my clients counselling has proven to be a really valuable and life-changing process. Please take a look at my Counselling page for more details about what kind of counselling I use and how it works.

If you are reading this and considering counselling I want to say that it really is the best decision I ever made and I feel really fortunate to have had Peter's skilled use of counselling to help me to work through my issues. The experience of having counselling with Peter was so positive that I decided to study to be a counsellor myself. As I am progressing in my studies and learning about what makes an exceptional counsellor I can see time and again that Peter is indeed an exceptional counsellor.

How to begin looking for a counsellor, and what happens in counselling

Take a look at these BACP information sheets to see if they might help you decide.

Key facts 1 What do counsellors and psychotherapists do?

Key facts 2 How do I choose a therapist?

Key facts 3 What happens in your first session with your therapist?

Phew, and we haven’t even started counselling yet!

Counselling for couples or individuals, anxiety or depression

Finding the right counsellor to provide a safe enough working alliance might seem a challenging task when you first begin. I see a lot of people with depression and anxiety (sadly many of us can suffer with these problems) and I'm happy to see you on your own or with a partner.

Counselling room

My counselling room is spacious and welcoming and is tucked away in a quiet corner of a well-established business centre here in Ossett Wakefield. It's easy to find, less than a mile from the M1 motorway junction 40 (see map on my Practicalities page) with plenty of free parking and a full time receptionist should you get stuck at all.

I had a few issues in my life and needed a counsellor. I was so lucky to find Peter. He is so thorough in his work and a very good listener. After having a few counselling sessions and a bit of homework to do and words that he told me to use and think about, I still use them now when I get a bit down. I would always go to Peter if I needed any more sessions.

Counselling training

My core training is person centred. That said, I've found that over the years through further training and understanding I have become what you might call an eclectic counsellor, where I pick various strategies and systems from different counselling models that best suit you, my individual client.

Work experience

I've been a counsellor since 2004 and in that time I've seen over 500 clients and clocked up in excess of 3000 hours of therapy to encompass individuals, couples and group process.

Prior to this my work experiences include retailing, prison officer, weight management consultancy and probation service.

Professional membership

My professional membership includes The Register of Applied Psychology Practice for Supervisors RAPPS and being an individual member of the BACP adhering to their ethical framework. I am also on the accredited register of the professional standards authority of which further details can be found on my Practicalities page.

Peter is a lovely man, caring, understanding, patient, knowledgeable, trustworthy and confidential; he seems to know in a very short space what you need, and how to get it, in order to get better. Thanks Peter for helping me, and if I need you in the future, I know you’re only a phone call away.

Referrals

Clients find their way to me by being referred by their doctor, various insurance schemes and through direct means including recommendation which is brilliant. I offer individual and couples counselling to all age groups. For further information please take a look at my About me page.

Free counselling consultation

If you have any questions, or if you would like to book a free 15 minute telephone consultation then please contact me by phone (07599386481) text or email.

Half price counselling session

Alternatively how about a half price first counselling session? This is an ideal way to see if we will work well together. Take a look at my Practicalities page to find out more.