Peter Ryan

I am a MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist abiding by their ethical framework but more importantly I am a dad of two and granddad of two. I have over a decade of various practice experience cultivating an empathic way of being with clients struggling to resolve complex emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. An empathic way of being dissolves alienation, promotes the relationship therapeutically & guards against any unintentional harm to clients or me. I find the interpersonal dynamics of an empathic way of being surpasses all forms of static theories, techniques & manual based protocols in engaging safely the darker dynamics underpinning denial processes. During a typical therapeutic counselling process, clients are surrounded by an atmosphere of unshakable acceptance, safety and deep hope. This is the basis on which all my therapeutic counselling encounters are rooted in, unfold and flourish. My modality is the person-centred approach to counseling and in particular its organismic aspects which is drawn from organismic psychology.

Having since practiced at an addiction agency (Aug’07-Aug’08), inner London secondary school (Sept’08- Dec’12)), mix gender pupil referral unit (Apr’13-May’14) and an all girl special needs school (May’14- Nov’14) it is evident my modality and me are up to the job. I have worked as a helpline operator at mental health (Jul’07- Jul’09) and male rape (Dec’10-Jul’11) charities.  In 2010 I set up my private practice Empathy Zone, in which I continue to offerhigh value therapylow cost counselling topeople on basic incomes.The economical squeeze, politics of pain, and other external blocks to change can be more readily overcome for individuals who are struggling with traumatic issues, when professionals are willing to support each other. The free psychotherapy network is one such platform that makes this possible.

I have a limited number of low-cost spaces available (my limited number of free spaces is running at full capacity) and can offer you a free assessment/introduction session.