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

​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 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 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 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.


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 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 an 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 six 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.

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