Peter Askew

Peter Askew

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Therapist - Morpeth

Morpeth NE61
Sessions from £60.00



I offer face to face and online therapy on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello. I’m Pete. 

I am a professionally trained and qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor specialising in:

- the life experiences that shape and challenge our sense of who we are, such as trauma, abuse, loss, bereavement, and cultural norms.

- the symptoms that accompany these life experiences, such as loss of self-esteem, self sabotage, anger, shame, grief, anxiety, and depression.

- the questions that often arise out of these life experiences concerning self-identity, purpose and meaning. 

Whatever you are dealing with, I’m sorry that you are in a position where you need to look for help. From own experiences, I know this can feel scary, painful, or disorientating, and I will listen to your story with care and respect, and without judgement.

My approach will be guided by your needs and values, and I will use a range of techniques to create a tailor-made therapy to help you be curious about your life and its problems, with the aim of enabling you to find your own inner wisdom for healing and growth.

Clients I have worked with in this way have described me as a safe and grounded presence, with helpful insight and good humour.

I have over twenty years’ experience in the helping professions, including work within charitable, spiritual, and NHS contexts, and have journeyed with people from a wide range of backgrounds and life situations.

Please check my website for more information about who I am, and how I can help you.

Practice description

Psychotherapeutic counselling is a positive investment in your personal growth and wellbeing, and to get the most out of it you will need to be able to commit to regular weekly sessions, at the same time each week.

Following an initial assessment, I usually suggest an initial six sessions, which can often help with symptoms of anxiety or depression. During this time, or at the initial assesment, it may become apparent that longer-term work might be helpful, and we will discuss this based on your needs and hopes for the outcomes of therapy.  

Throughout your therapy I will provide regular opportunities for us to review where you are at with it, so you can decide what you want to focus on, and when you feel that you have what you need.

Therapy sessions are either in person in Morpeth or online, and last for 50 minutes.

My first session

Your first session will give us the opportunity to meet for the first time, and it will  last for up to 50 minutes, either in person or online.

The first part of the session will be an introduction to myself and the way I work, this usually takes about 10 minutes. After this, you decide if you would like to become my client. If you do, the session becomes chargeable at the usual rate. If you don't want to continue with therapy, there is no charge and the consultation ends.

If you decide to become my client and continue into therapy, I will talk you through an informed consent form - a document you sign agreeing to enter into therapy. This will include information about fees, limits of confidentiality, cancellation and no show policies, and privacy information about how I hold any information I keep about you.

I will then make an assessment of your therapy needs. This will include some questions about your medical, mental health, and family history, and time for you to share about what is troubling you, and why you are wanting out of therapy.

You are very welcome to ask any questions you may have at any point.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken