Peter Hellsten

Peter Hellsten

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, German

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the helping professions. 

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh, where I trained both in the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions, which continue to inform my therapeutic stance. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I practice within a framework of ethical guidelines and standards.

Working as a counsellor and therapist is my greatest passion. I feel very privileged for being allowed to accompany and support my clients through often challenging transitions that can lead to personal growth, positive change and an overall improvement to their quality of life.

Whilst I promote and encourage personal growth with my clients, I am equally committed to my own continuous personal and professional development. Since graduating, I have developed a particular interest in supporting clients to overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and this led me to undertake formal training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. 

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What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Business coaching, Career coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work