Peter Appleton, proprietor of Bristol Talking TherapiesPeter 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 difficulites as well as a wealth of experience in working with general concerns and challenges


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.
  • Anxiety and Stress related difficulties.
  • Men's issues.
  • Post Traumatic Stress


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 therapist 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 treatment) 

Working from The Enso Healing Rooms,190 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5RB (Fridays) and in North Bristol/South Gloucestershire.

I hold sessions on weekdays, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.




Bristol Talking Therapies is a Private Limited Company.

Company number 09904062