Pete Rawlings B.A., M.Sc., MNCS (Snr Accred)

Senior Psychological Therapist (NHS), Senior Accredited Counsellor, Accredited Supervisor, Coach, & Trainer/Facilitator

near Llanllwni,



T: 0117 318 0710    E:    W:

Procounsel Associates Ltd., The Old Stables, Market Street, Highbridge, TA9 3BP, UK.


The aim of counselling or therapy is to help people to grow and change emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. I will help you to develop your potential for greater self-understanding and self-acceptance, and move toward a more effective, fulfilling life - including the ability to form and sustain satisfying and mutually meaningful relationships. Counselling is a form of personal learning that will help you become more “psychologically minded” and self-aware. As your awareness grows from this personal learning you can become clearer about the decisions you need to make and how best to overcome any dilemmas - emotional, mental, in relationships, or ethical. Effective counselling will help you to learn from the experiences you have and enable you to make positive choices that will change life and make it more fulfilling. It is both an exciting and a challenging process, but one that has many personal rewards! The core of my approach is to provide a therapeutic relationship characterised by acceptance, empathy, respect and genuineness through which deep personal exploration is possible.

I have many years experience of helping clients whose lives have been affected by specific difficulties or concerns, including: relationship problems; depression and suicidal feelings; anxiety, phobias and stress; eating disorders and other psycho-health matters; drugs and substance misuse; bereavement and loss; sexuality and gender; personal identity and spiritual crisis.

New developments in Positive Psychology and Neuro-Psychology indicate the relevance of focusing on each individual’s strengths and I incorporate this into all of my client work.

I have been a professional counsellor since completing my initial training in 1985. From 2012-16 I was a Senior Psychological Therapist within the NHS (Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Talking Therapies Service) and in addition to this I offer individual therapy privately (since 1993). Other therapy experience includes running a youth counselling service - Swindon 1986-7; counselling young people with drug or substance misuse, Taunton, 1987-93; ; a university counsellor (Royal Holloway College, 1995); in   two GP surgeries - Somerton and Taunton, 1995-2002). With Procounsel Associates I established the first employee counselling service for Aardman Animations (1997-1999). I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS);  a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA). All of my counselling with clients accords with the Ethical Framework of both the NCS and BACP - copies of which can be obtained from their websites (see my Links page for details).

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