Psychotherapy in Bristol

An Integrative Relational Approach for Individuals and Couples

~ online consultations available ~

~ face-to-face sessions expected to resume in September ~

Peter Lowis, MA, UKCP Reg.

Peter Lowis, MA, PG Dip Psychotherapy, Dip Supervision, UKCP Reg.​

Experience, Integrity, Commitment

  • More than 20 years’ clinical experience in NHS and private practice settings. 
  • Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • Committed to anti-discriminatory and LGBTQ-affirmative practice. 
  • Fully compliant with the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (2019).
  • UKCP is itself overseen by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which helps protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate the health and social care professions. 

Covid-19 pandemic: I am continuing to accept new referrals, having moved all of my practice to online working via video-conferencing for the period that social distancing and lockdown measures remain in place. I consider online therapy to be a valid form of therapy in its own right – not necessarily better or worse than meeting in person – but of course different some important respects. 

My services and fees

I provide psychological therapy to individuals and couples, and clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals.

for individuals and couples

Psychological Therapy

Clients in individual therapy generally meet with me once weekly for a 50-minute session. While couples often derive the most benefit from weekly sessions, too, in practice a more ad hoc arrangement is sometimes called for due to the difficulty of establishing a regular appointment schedule when the ‘client’ is two people rather than one. Couples therapy consultations last for 60 minutes.

As a guide, the fee you pay should place a value on your therapy that is meaningful to you, without subjecting you to undue difficulty. My standard fees are £60 for an individual consultation and £80 for a couples consultation. This is what you can expect to pay if you are in substantial employment. However, there is some scope for negotiation depending on your circumstances. If you are on a limited income, we might agree a lower fee. Feel free to enquire about the availability of reduced-fee places. If you are a high earner, I might recommend a higher fee, up to a maximum £85 for individuals and £100 for couples.

for practitioners

Clinical Supervision

I have been providing supervision to trainee and qualified practitioners since the early 2000’s, and obtained my Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision from CPPD (UK) in 2004. The majority of my supervisees tend to be psychotherapists and counsellors, but I have also worked effectively with psychological well-being practitioners, social workers and counselling psychologists.

I see supervision as a place to bring any issue that arises from or impacts on your therapeutic practice. A favourite definition of supervision, which aligns  with my own view, is: “Supervision aims to facilitate the development of clinical and personal skills in the context of a relationship in which the therapist feels safe enough to make mistakes” (COSRT). In supervision as in therapy, I see the relationship as being central. 

My standard fee for supervision is £55 per consultation if self-funded and £65 if an organisation is paying for the supervision. 

Individual Therapy

Psychotherapy and counselling can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and anger. Many who undergo psychological therapy report…

Couples Therapy

Relationship problems can be complex and sometimes very destructive and limiting, with roots that may be traced to childhood difficulties. Couples therapy seeks to understand the underlying issues and…

Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative psychotherapy and counselling aim to bring different therapeutic models, methods and philosophies together in a principled way. My approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic…
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