Peter Teigen, BSc (honours), MA, UKCP.
I studied child development and cognitive neuropsychology as part of my undergraduate BSc (honours) psychology degree, after which I became a member of the British Psychological Society. After carrying out further studies I received a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Being inspired by the Gestalt approach in clinical practice, I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist at The Gestalt Centre London whilst developing theoretical studies at The London Metropolitan University. In 2009 I was awarded a Masters Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy Studies, and received a Practitioner’s Diploma and membership with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I also work with couples, a qualification which I developed at The Centre for Systemic Constellations. In private Practice I work with couples as well as individuals. I support individuals to improve their environmental interactions, and with couples counselling the focus is particularly on the relationship between two people. The work with individuals must at some level address the individual’s relationship with themselves - across conflicted feelings, between feelings and thought, across time and in relation to significant others (parents, siblings, friends, lovers, etc) that we tend to ‘carry around’ with us.