Peter Counsellor

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Peter Counsellor Sydney

  • Peter

    Registered Counsellor Sydney

    B. Th.; M Couns; MACA; MIAAN; MICEEFT; MAAoS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Five Dock, Sydney
    Specialised Training
    • Emotionally Focussed Individual & Couple Therapy training, through ACEFT/ICEEFT
    • Developmental Couple Therapy, with Dr Ellyn Bader, The Couples Institute, USA
    • Relational Life Counselling, with Terry Real, the Relational Life Institute, USA
    • Prepare/Enrich couple and parenting education, with Prepare/Enrich, Australia
    • Transactional Analysis, with Elana Leigh, the Australian Centre for Integrative Studies
    • Attachment Disturbances in Adults, with Dr Daniel Brown, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology Harvard Medical School, multi award winning author, expert legal witness to International War Crimes Tribunal
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills & Strategies; Masterclass Diagnosis & Treatment with Adults, with Professor Tony Attwood & Dr Michelle Garnett, clinical psychologists, Australia
    • Sex and Relationships, with Barry McCarthy, author, professor at America University, certified sex and marital therapist
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques for trauma resolution, with Dr Laurie MacKinnon, Australia
    • Certificate training in Neuropsychotherapy, with Dr Pieter Rossouw, Australia
    Areas of Interest

    Couples relationships:

    • Couples in crisis, on the brink of separation
    • Breaking negative argument cycles
    • Young couple distress
    • Enhancing couple relationships
    • Young parents
    • Finding your voice in couple tension
    • Same sex couples
    • Step-parenting pressures

    Sexual concerns:

    • Desire and intimacy anxiousness
    • Finding your voice in a sexual relationship
    • Enhancing couple sexuality
    • Male sexual dysfunctions
    • Extra marital affair resolution
    • Working with differing sexual behaviours

    Individual relationship distress:

    • Anger management
    • Partner/carer support
    • Loss and grief
    • Personality trait support
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety & depression support

    Peter provides relationship counselling in Sydney’s inner west at Five Dock.  For over 12 years Peter has applied his warm, sensitive and caring approach to support individuals and couples as they struggle with important life decisions, challenges or quest for purpose.  Peter seeks to assist his clients make wise decisions.  His life experience and extensive training in different counselling methodologies equip him to understand systemic relational conflict and with a sensitivity to the underlying developmental or life transition dynamics.  He adapts his therapeutic role to the specific couple/person needs.

    Peter invests his enthusiasm and energy into identifying each person’s strengths, from which he can guide rebuilding trust or hope in marital or personal distress.  The joy from seeing a person awaken to a new reality in life is what Peter strives to achieve.  He helps committed couples to benefit from a reinvigorated vital and intimate partnership.  He believes every person deserves their experience-rich life journey to be fulfilling and purposeful.  Peter incorporates the latest neurobiological understandings with the emotional underpinnings of human functioning to help each person or couple be the best they want to be for themselves, each other, and their family.  Peter can offer individual therapy and support where an individual needs to resolve personal vulnerabilities or participate in individual therapy.

    Peter’s professional development has focussed on helping people build a critical reflective capacity.  This enhances resilience within individuals and couples to the everyday life struggles that sometimes overwhelm.  He has training certificates awarded from prominent world leaders from respective science-based specialties in the primary areas of his interest.  His ongoing professional development has focussed on couple therapies, trauma treatment, relationship repair, attachment bonding disruptions and resolution, internal family systems theory, sexual therapy, Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis, transactional analysis, narrative therapy, monitoring self-harm and suicidal ideation, personality disorder support, dissociation, understanding psychosis, dealing with child sexual abuse and veteran mental health.

    Peter is motivated to honour and foster the spiritual, cultural and philosophical orientation of individuals.  He respects all forms of gender relationships and is sensitive to multicultural and multifaith perspectives.

    Following retirement from a corporate career, Peter has reinvigorated his motivation and passion for helping those in personal distress.  Accordingly, with his deep understanding of the demands of corporate life and its influence on family dynamics, Peter is also equipped to support the needs of professionals and senior executives.

     

    Please note that Peter does not offer Medicare or private health fund rebates.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    More than 12 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Able to create a safe and respectful learning environment.
    2. Clearly focussed on the person and their emotional needs.
    3. Eclectic in practice, bringing together experience and learning from many sources.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Seeing couple clients move in a positive direction: from just clinging to hope for their relationship surviving, to new learnings about how to reach a satisfying fulfilment and purpose in life together.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A young argumentative couple with two young children who were intent on resolving their differences actively engaged in counselling support.  They discovered and realised a new level of emotional intimacy and compassion for each other that fostered a new closeness and richness as a family.

    Parking & Accessibility

    The clinic is wheelchair accessible.

    Parking is available in nearby streets.

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