Peter Purkiss

Peter Purkiss

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07927 796805

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Therapist - St. Leonards-on-Sea

St. Leonards-on-Sea TN38
07927 796805
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

With over 20 years experience working as a Therapist, my aim is to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment to work in, with the emphasis on the importance of the Therapist/Client relationship and to promote your desire for change. We will explore and work together, towards promoting  a deeper understanding of the challenges and issues you may be facing at the moment; to encourage a deeper sense of self and feelings of self-empowerment and confidence; and to help develop your sense of creativity. I qualified as a Psychodynamic Therapist in 2002 and have worked in both the private and charity sector at the Rock Clinic in Brighton, Youth Advice Centre (YAC), and as a Student Councillor at Sussex University for a number of years.

Practice description

I began working in residential drug and alcohol treatment over twenty years ago and have many years experience working with people who face substance misuse, alcohol dependency and addiction issues; with addiction being defined as “anything that gives you temporary relief and temporary pleasure, but in the long term causes harm and has negative consequences that cannot easily be given up despite those negative consequences”.  This includes all the behavioural addictions such as gambling, workaholism, food disorders, sex addiction, pornography, addiction to social media and technology, etc. I am especially interested In how childhood trauma influences our adult experiences and relationships and work to further a better  understanding of our subconscious processes and the links between childhood trauma and current difficulties. 

My first session

I offer an initial consultation, which provides an opportunity for you to meet me and begin to talk through you issues. The cost is £45 to be paid in advance and the session lasts for 50 minutes.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited