We are visitors here, walking the narrow space between the depth of our history and the impermanence of each precious moment. To live more fully in this life we must inherit a deeper attention to what is, including our inner world.
Counselling is about pausing for a moment, inhaling, and uncovering where and who we really are. Together we will work to honour the life you have been given and level the ground in approach for the next chapter to unfold.
Using emotions and perception we will explore your orientation to the world. Using meaning and intention we will find what really matters along the way and build a future that holds more potential, creativity and wholeness.
Holistic Counselling: Drawing from various traditions including Buddhist and existential psychology, issues and problems are approached through a compassionate, being centered lens. Bringing attention and care to our history, we learn to live inside of our life and develop understanding of how our inside world can meet the emerging outside world.
I offer a parts work model that helps us stand back to understand the many facets of who we are while also drawing them back into relationship with each other so that no part of us is left behind. This usually includes inner child work and shadow work.
Somatic Approach: The immediacy of our bodies holds an inherent wisdom and is the seat of our connection to the external world. Somatic awareness helps us stay present to ourselves and the other (partners, family/friends and the world at large). Together we can explore body awareness exercises, somatic tracking and meditations to calm the nervous system.
Emotional Literacy: Learn to live with, rather than from our emotions. Our emotions offer direction for our passion, integrity and agency. As we build a relationship to our difficulties we unlock more potential for presence.
In learning how to live with and tolerate our more difficult experiences we will also lengthen our ability to tolerate a sense of ease.
I work with the full spectrum of human experience including but not limited to: anger, grief, pain, joy, love, eroticism and spirituality.
Coaching: Reuniting with your authenticity
If therapeutic intervention is not your interest I also provide coaching streamed towards rediscovering what matters in your life and exploring authenticity and authentic relationship. Coaching can be helpful if you're hitting barriers in your work, family and relationships or community work and you would like help navigating your way through to a more authentic expression of yourself within these life areas.
Issues and topics that can be explored in counselling and coaching:
Peter's approach is LGBTQ positive
Rates for one on one sessions:
$100/hr or $140/1.5hr
Contact Peter to book:
“God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me. Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going.
No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.”