Dr. Peter Meades

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Sometimes we need a little help to face certain problems, challenges or difficulties in life.


Peter Meades

UKCP reg. & IPTUK accred. Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is a talking therapy. It’s like an opening or clearing in the forest - a non-judgemental space in your life to explore experiences, to be understood, and to increase awareness of what’s going on for you, and your relationships with others. Ultimately, engaging in the process of therapy can help us to live more authentically, more fully in the present.

I‘m an integrative therapist with a doctorate in psychotherapy, and a broad training background in various other approaches (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focussed therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy).

I have extensive experience mostly in the NHS and private practice but also in the third sector.

I take an inclusive, non-pathologising view of gender and sexuality and recognise the broad range of gender, sexual, and relationship diversities (GSRD).


When looking for someone to work with, it’s important you feel really comfortable talking to them, and feel heard. It’s also important to see that they are properly accredited with a professional body.

I take a pluralistic perspective and have an interest in a range of different theoretical and practical ideas. I recognise the importance of evidence-based practice as well as practice-based evidence.

Most experienced therapists draw on a range of theoretical and technical ideas depending on what you’ve said you want to get out of the work.

I am registered with both the UKCP and IPTUK.

I work full-time in the NHS during the week so my availability for private work is normally in the evenings, Monday to Friday.

I work with adults 18+, individually, and either digitally (video) or face-to-face. Please note that I travel to Europe frequently so face-to-face appointments may sometimes be replaced by a digital session instead.

Education and Training
2021- 2022
PG Cert CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cardiff University
Doctorate In Psychotherapy
D. Psych (Prof.): Middlesex/Metanoia, London
2012 - 2019
2008 - 2010
M.A. Consultative Supervision
University of Wales, Newport
M.Sc. Integrative Psychotherapy
Metanoia, London
2001 - 2005
2001 - 2005
Clin. Dip. Psychotherapy
Metanoia, London
Post-qualification training
2017 /18
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Accredited Practitioner Training: Part B
NHS/Surrey University IPT Centre
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Accredited Practitioner Training: Part A
NHS/Surrey University IPT Centre
Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Core Modules
NHS/Oxford Cogntive Therapy Centre
CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) Introduction
Solution Focussed Therapy: BRIEF Therapy And BRIEF Supervision.
Coaching For Performance
NHS Senior Clinical Leadership Programme
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) DoH Core Competencies
Published Articles
Meades, P. (2015) (Book Review)
Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: a practical guide. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling Vol. 43, Iss. 1, 2015.
Meades, P. (2009) Sexual Minority Therapy
An Introduction to the Basics. The British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Volume 6, Issue 1 pp.6-14

I am a member of Metanoia, and registered with the HIPS section of UKCP, and accredited with IPTUK. I am working towards accreditation with the BABCP.



The fee for the initial assessment appointment is fixed at £80. For online sessions this is payable in advance via bank transfer.

My fee for all appointments is £80.

I do have concessionary spaces available so please feel free to ask.


The first assessment appointment is normally an hour. Thereafter, sessions are 50 minutes.

Payment by direct bank transfer is preferred for digital (video) appointments, and cash or bank transfer for face-to-face appointments.

Professional Registration

I have full professional registration with the UKCP and adhere to their professional code of ethics, as well as that of the UKCP Member organisation, Metanoia. I am also an accredited IPT therapist with IPTUK.



Useful links

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UK Council for Psychotherapy Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK


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Office Address

London SE17 3EE,

Approximately 10-15 minutes walking distance from Kennington underground station or 15-20 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle station.

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