Mr Peter Golder
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS17-04662
We are all currently experiencing life in a way we could never have imagined. Living alone, away from friends and family. This can be very tough for a lot of people and a blessing for others. Due to social distancing in-person counselling has been put on hold and so therapists are working online with clients. To work ethically and responsibly I am currently undertaking training in offering counselling online. This training involves how to work with people on a number of different online platforms, including video-conferencing, instant messaging, messaging offline and email counselling. I am able to offer this type of counselling, in conjunction with in-person counselling, which I can offer once the government guidelines change.
Like many people, my life has brought me into contact with many difficult experiences that can be hard to manage. These include relationships, bereavement, physical health, mental health and the fear that life won’t be the same as you had hoped it would be. My situation will not be the same as yours, but it’s important to share that I have an understanding and empathy for what people talk to me about, because I have experienced something similar. This can be important for building a connection between the two of us.
I have always had an interest in people and the way they behave. My life has therefore followed this interest in the work and studies that I have undertaken. This has included studying psychology. This subject helped me to appreciate how our brains affect the way we live our lives and how our lives affects our brains. I believe it is essential not to overlook how the brain works, because it controls everything we do. In the work that I do, I mention simple brain processes on how the brain works. This can help people to understand why they learn to do things in a particular way and how to change the way the think, feel and behave.
I currently volunteer as a counsellor with Mindout, a charity in Brighton, resulting in me working with many clients from the LGBTQ+ community. This, coupled with my own LGBTQ identity, gives me a passion and understanding for Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Counselling (Dip.Couns)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
BA (Hons) Music
General Certificate in Online Counselling (Currently training)
My memberships of professional bodies include UKATA, EATA and NCS
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Emotional issues
- Self esteem
- Start exercising
- Languages Spoken