Peter Murray

General Psychologist

About Peter

Peter has a warm listening for what makes you unique. His approach is respectful, practical and encourages you to understand and appreciate yourself as you address concerns and enrich your life.

He is interested in the whole person and agrees with many that the foundations of a fulfilling life are health, wealth and happiness. He believes that responding to a problem is often the start of some personal development.

Techniques

  • CBT
  • ACT
  • EMDR
  • Brief Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • A number of approaches to relaxation, with options to include mindfulness and yoga based meditations.

He can help with

Peter works with clients on a range of matters. Here are some of them:

General Issues

  • Work issues
  • Weight management
  • Couples communication
  • Anxiety and Depression

Health and Wellness

  • Stress management
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Health conditions and crises
  • Carers
  • Body image

Personal Growth

  • Self esteem and Confidence
  • Life transitions and adjustment
  • Coaching, motivation, goals

Peter also has an interest in supporting people to manage chronic health conditions, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, in which Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy may be beneficial.

Experience

As well as ongoing work for more than 20 years as a self employed psychologist in private practice, Peter has worked in a number of other roles (including journalist, project officer and communications manager) and in a number of settings (business, government and community). He counts himself fortunate to have got a range of practical life experiences before an academic education in his 30s. This gave Peter a good sense of how society and organisations work, which is a great help in finding solutions to all sorts of challenges.

Qualifications

  • BA (Multidiscipline)
  • BEd (Counselling)