Peter is a qualified independent counsellor. He has seventeen years experience in counselling, specialising in stress and anxiety, loss and grief and men’s issues. He also works with people who are going through relationship problems.
He has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and is a member of the ACT Counsellors’ Association (CAPACAR). Peter’s other qualifications include graduate certificates in Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In 2008 he attended Summer School at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna doing intensive workshops in Family Therapy, Psychodrama, Art Therapy and Psychotherapy. Most recently he has studied Existential Psychotherapy.
He has also been the Program Coordinator for Carers Australia’s Australian Government-funded National Carer Counselling Program and wrote the counselling Program Practice Guide for that Program, and developed their national counselling Good Practice Standards.
To make sure his knowledge is current, he is studying for a Masters of Science in Psychotherapy.
Peter’s personal experience includes recovery from cancer, being bashed, and a back injury. His personal losses include the death of both parents, and the ending of significant relationships. Peter lives with his partner Sofia, and Chew-boy, the old deaf cat, in Ainslie. Peter has one son, Peter, from an earlier relationship with Lucy.
While Peter works with both men and women, he has extensive experience of men’s health and wellbeing issues. He has facilitated Men and Anger programs and has been on the Board of Canberra Men’s Centre.