Buddhika Godakande Arachchige

Buddhika Godakande Arachchige

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Sinhala

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Therapist - Peterborough

Peterborough PE2
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have been practising as a Counsellor since 1986 after my initial training in Client centred Therapy for substance misuse disorders. Later on, I progressed to become a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, MBACP, a Licensed Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and a qualified & registered clinical Hypnotherapist.

Academically, I hold a Masters Degree (MA), where I specialised counselling and psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Counselling (PGCPsyCouns-Grade A), and a Professional Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Honours), a Diploma in Psychology (distinction) and an advanced Counselling Certificate (distinction)

Apart from BACP, I hold membership of the World Federation of Hypnotherapists (MWFH), the Society of Hypno-analysts (MSHA) and the Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming UK.

I have been eclectic and integrative in practice, using a variety of Psycho therapeutic systems in my work, to help my clients address their issues. I use Hypnosis clinically, to enhance the results and efficiency of therapy, depending on the issue and the suitability. Hypnotherapy is effective in certain conditions directly. If the individual is interested in Hypnosis, it may be used, if his or her conditions are deemed suitable for the application of Hypnosis. So treatments can be planned according to the needs and wishes.

I can help with substance and food dependency, mind-body issues, anxieties, OCD, phobias, traumas, mood disorders such as Depression, mania and Bi-polar (without an element of psychosis). I can help with pain management where mindfulness, CBT and Hypnosis can be used as main therapies.

I help children with pre and post bereavement/loss, anxieties, phobias and other psychological issues.

I can take a brief assessment over the phone free of charge, before the first appointment. Subsequent sessions can be arranged face to face in selected clinics or by home visits.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited