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Peter Callum Armstrong, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Grief Anger management
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My name is Callum.

I trained to become a therapist following a beneficial experience as a client. I know what it is like to sit in that chair for the first time, and I still do it regularly. I believe that exploring your experiences within the safety afforded by a professional relationship can provide you with space to unpack what is going on for you and discover meaningful strategies to move forward with your therapeutic goals. I have been in practice for over six years, and I have worked with a diverse population of clients from around the globe. I have professional indemnity insurance and I am a fully qualified, Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a pluralistic practitioner, I believe that there is no a general approach to therapy, and that it is my responsibility to adapt my practices to your way of working, ensuring that you remain at the centre of your therapeutic journey. I am trained in the application of a range of therapeutic techniques and theory, integrating aspects of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic therapies such as Transactional Analysis, and Person-Centred therapy.

Accountability, adaptability and transparency are fundamental to my practice. I will regularly check my understanding, ask for you to appraise the work that we do, and I will listen with earnestness and respect should you tell me that I have misunderstood something, that my interventions are off target, or that you would like to focus on something else. Together, we can create a space that is comfortable, safe, and restorative.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Grief Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Money and financial issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #389871

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Peter Callum Armstrong. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Every time I speak with Cal he blows my mind in the best possible way. He’s so knowledgeable and listens to me with incredible detail. The sessions have, some how, gotten better and better. Cal deserves credit and recognition for his outstanding and meticulous approach. Great man, great therapist.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Peter Callum for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Usually I'm a very closed person and it takes me a while to open up. From the very first session, Cal created such a safe space that allowed me to say what's exactly on my mind. For the first time in a while I felt like I'm being understood and that speaks volumes. I couldn't recommend Cal enough!

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Peter Callum for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great Therapist. Cal Always listens and brings in ideas on which i can learn about myself. Would highly recommend him.

Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Peter Callum for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Great listener, judgement free, and supremely empathetic. Loved working with Callum!

Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Peter Callum for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Excellent therapist. Have been to therapy many times, probably the best experience I had. Provides very good listening skills, leads by example in terms of vulnerability/honesty, provides frameworks to help structure approach towards dealing and thinking about problems. Highly recommended to anyone!

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Peter Callum for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He always takes the time to listen to everything you have to say and takes into consideration all of those points no matter how trivial they may seem. He also has loads of points for me to take away which is always helpful for in-between sessions. I would highly recommend him as it has made me much more comfortable with therapy and not as intimidating as I thought it would be.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Peter Callum for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes