Peter is a counsellor practicing in London and online. He qualified with a PG Dip in Integrative Counselling and Coaching at the University of East London, having previously completed his foundation training at WPF Therapy. He’s a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
Before training as a counsellor Peter spent over 25 years writing about music and the people who make it for a variety of publications including NME, The Guardian, Smash Hits, Vice and Q magazine, as well as consulting for labels, managers and producers and running the award-winning music blog Popjustice.
In 2004 Peter began working directly with musicians on areas such as media training and artist development. This resulted in a strong insight into the varied and unique personal pressures musicians face before, during and after life in the public eye, along with clear understanding of what life’s like for professionals working in all areas of the industry. That led Peter to train first as a coach, with a diploma in Transformational Coaching through the Animas Centre for Coaching, then as a fully qualified counsellor. He’s experienced in working with clients in areas including identity, depression, anxiety, communication and relationship issues, sexuality, low self-esteem, burnout and isolation.
Peter approaches client work from an integrative perspective, meaning he can draw on therapeutic modalities like person-centred and psychodynamic, while also being able to include elements of CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy and transactional analysis. At the heart of all this Peter values building a strong, open-minded and collaborative therapeutic relationship, and whether the work takes place online or in-person he aims to create a space that’s warm, safe and judgement-free.