Peter Appleton.

Therapist and eating disorder specialist

Dip. in Counselling, Dip. in Advanced Mental Health Studies (eating disorders), Dip. in Consultative Supervision. MNCS (accred.), DFSH, HPD

Knowing that change is possible!

Do you want to change your life? 

Do you want to grow and achieve your potential?

Do you want to overcome anxiety or depression?

Are you stuck in patterns of behaviour that aren't good for you?

Do you struggle with an eating disorder?

Do you want to change addictive behaviours?

Do you want to change how to relate to yourself or others?

Are you affected by trauma?

Have you experienced loss or bereavement?


I strongly believe that everyone can change. Whether this is to change habits and behaviours or to grow to become more the person that you want to be. As a therapist, I offer you the space to explore, reflect and grow within a safe and respectful relationship. I offer an effective and competitively priced service - drawing on many years of experience and training.  I have specialist skills in helping people with complex difficulties as well as a wealth of experience in working with personal growth, general concerns and challenges

I am now offering a hybrid service - part online and part face to face. See Coronavirus Policy for more details


I am an integrative counsellor and supervisor. I am fluent in a variety of approaches (including solution-focused hypnotherapy, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT and systems theory based counselling) and skilled at applying these to help you to achieve your goals.


In addition to my counselling skills I have specialist knowledge and experience in working with

  • Eating Disorders.

  • Addictions - including drugs, alcohol, pornography and exercise.

  • Anxiety and stress related difficulties.

  • Depression

  • Men's issues.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


 I have worked in the field of mental health for 40 years and am a fully qualified counsellor, supervisor and hypnotherapist. I am experienced in both short and long term therapy. Building a trusting relationship with clients is central to my work.  Previously, I worked for 34 years as a mental health nurse in the NHS - offering treatment to clients as well as training and supervision to professionals. I have been in private practice for eight years. I  continue to offer supervision and training to private therapists and voluntary organisations.

I welcome clients from all ethnic backgrounds, clients with disabilities and of all sexual orientations and identities.

Free Initial Consultation

I offer a no obligation free initial consultation (45-60 minutes) to help you to consider what approach would be best for you.

Competitive Pricing

I offer value for money (a free initial consultation and £50 for each  subsequent treatment session) 

I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for students and those on low wages or benefits

I work at The Enso Healing Rooms,190 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5RB (Fridays) and in North Bristol/South Gloucestershire.

Bristol Talking Therapies Ltd.

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