Home

'TALK' COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & EMDR THERAPY

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & EMDR PRACTICE

I am an Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Therapist which means I can draw on a range of approaches and methods to best meet my clients individual needs. I have gained a MSc in Counselling with Distinction from Bangor University and an EMDR Qualification from the EMDR International Association. EMDR Therapy is recognised by organisations across the world as one of a very few forms of therapy as ‘Gold Standard’ ; including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence in UK). I am able to see clients in my own private practice or online. I can provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, etc. However, if you are still unsure if I can help you, then please get in contact for an informal discussion. I know that accessing therapy can be very daunting at first, and it is therefore very important for me to create a warm, accepting, safe environment. All of my clients can expect the highest standards of professional care and ethical practice. I am constantly training and researching to ensure that I am aware of the most current and best therapeutic approaches, that have a solid scientific evidence base to indicate their effectiveness. I will tailor my approach to ensure I carefully address the issues clients bring to sessions and will strive to give each client the greatest opportunity to resolve any difficulties they bring. I have a strong problem solution approach and I work in close collaboration with the client to identify the therapy goals and to agree a plan of action to effectively address their difficulties. I encourage openness and honesty and we will review progress and will make any necessary changes to ensure the client gets maximum benefit from our time together. What really motivates me as a therapist is supporting clients to finally become free from the issues negatively impacting on their lives (and which may have possibly been negatively impacting for many years) and supporting them to reach their true potential. A commitment to enabling the clients’ growth, development and change underpins my work. Although it can be challenging, engaging in therapy can be a very powerful and beneficial process for creating the necessary changes which can also help clients arrive at a place of much greater depth of happiness, fulfilment, well-being and self-acceptance. I aim to create relationships which places the client at the centre of the process and ensuring the client feels safe, respected and actively involved in deciding the direction of the therapy. I genuinely welcome questions before clients decide to book any sessions with me. Please feel free to contact me, you will be assured of a warm and friendly response.

The wide range of issues that therapy can help you to deal with include:

Mental Health and Well-Being

Our mental health is affected by many factors including home life, relationships, work, past experiences etc.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling & Psychotherapy is a process which is scientifically evidenced to help support clients through difficulties and distress to greater mental health, fulfilment and happiness.

Ready to Talk?

Set up an appointment and let's talk!

Pete Sims (BA Hons, MSc, EMDR, MBACP)

Qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist

Highly Trained Staff

Staff members

Testimonials

“I found Pete to be warm and completely accepting. He has helped me through a very difficult period and felt like I could talk to him about anything. Nothing seems to shock him!”
Jane
“I was going through a really difficult period and the sessions with Pete really helped me to cope and deal with the complex issues I was dealing with. I feel like a weight has been lifted and have returned to work and my family life is much better. I’ve learnt a lot about myself too"
Tony
“After 12 weeks of sessions with Pete then I felt so much better and I now have methods and techniques to help with my condition. I should have gone to counselling years ago as it’s changed my life”
Clare

The Practice

Our Practice is open every day.