Peter Appleton. Dip. in Counselling, Dip. in Advanced Mental Health Studies (eating disorders). MNCS (accred.), DFSH, HPD AfSFH, MNCH (reg)


Choosing the right therapist is important. Therapy is an investment in your life and future.  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


Bristol Talking Therapies Ltd complies with Government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore I will only be offering online therapy until further notice. Both counselling and hypnotherapy can be effective using videochat. Please contact me for further details.


I believe that therapy needs to be holisitic and adapt to your individual needs. 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.


I have specialist knowledge and experience in working with

  • Eating Disorders.

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

  • Anxiety and Stress related difficulties.

  • Men's issues.

  • Post Traumatic Stress


I am a married man who has raised a family. Life’s most valuable training is experience! In addition, I have worked in the field of mental health for 37 years and am a fully qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have specialist knowledge in working with people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED) as well as depression, anxiety/stress related conditions, post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions. In addition, I am a qualified Shiatsu therapist and have experience in working in Family Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I worked for 14 years as an eating disorder specialist in the NHS - offering treatment to clients as well as training and supervision to professionals. I continue to offer training to private therapists and voluntary organisations.

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.

Specialist Counselling and Hypnotherapy


Monday 09.00 - 18.00

Tue to Fri 09.00 - 21.00

Bristol Talking Therapies Ltd is a Private Limited Company.

Company number 09904062