Peter Sims

Peter Sims

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Bangor

Bangor LL57
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I work throughout the whole week. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, 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. I am now currently undertaking a PhD within the Psychology Dept and also see clients in my own private practice. I can provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, etc. However, if you are unsure if I can help you, then please get in contact for an informal discussion.

I know that accessing therapy can be very daunting and it is very important for me to create a warm, accepting, safe environment. All of my clients can expect the highest standards of professional care. I am constantly training and researching to ensure that I am aware of the most current and best therapeutic practices. I balance having a solid scientific evidence basis to my work, with being very approachable, warm and friendly! 

I have a very client-centred approach. I strive to ensure I give each of my clients the best service possible. 

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). Although it can be challenging, engaging in therapy can be a very powerful and beneficial process for creating the necessary changes, leading to happiness, joy, peace, etc. 

I genuinely welcome questions before clients decide to book any sessions with me. 

Practice description

I trained in the NHS to qualify as a therapist. Previously,  I worked for 25 years (including at a senior level)  for various councils working with children, young people, families and individual adults with severe and complex issues impacting on their lives - including a range of mental health and emotional issues. I am also a Foster Carer, which can also give very valuable insight and experiences to support my therapist role. 

Clients access my practice from a very wide cross-section of backgrounds and lifestyles, and I like to believe that I am able to relate to a wide cross section of people in positive, supportive, sensitive and respectful manner. 

My first session

The first session will involve starting the process of building a trusting, safe relationship, rapport and mutual respect. The relationship between the therapist and client is a vital component leading to the success of the therapy outcomes. 

The first session will also give a chance for the client to ask any questions and gain insight into the legal and ethical framework that therapists and clients will need to operate in to ensure safety, professionalism, etc. 

In this initial session the client will be able to offload, talk through and begin the process of identifying their key issues, what they want from therapy and agree areas of initial focus (although this can change as sessions unfold). Some clients like to have a clear plan, whilst other clients prefer to take it session by session. 

All sessions last between 50 to 60 minutes. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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