Vaughan Pietersen


About Me

Welcome to Social Dynamics; Counselling for Confidence and Esteem.

My name is Vaughan and since 2015 I have helped countless individuals increase confidence and self-esteem by, releasing trauma, reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, developing a better understanding of social dynamics and learning to be more present.

Perhaps you are facing challenging life events, work stress or relationship ending, feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with low self-esteem. You may feel held back from accessing the life you want, 'stuck' with an unhelpful way of thinking or limiting beliefs and behaviours that keep you from reaching your goals. Life is too short to be unhappy, unsure and unfulfilled. Let me help you gain a new perspective and learn effective techniques to handle the obstacles that are standing in the way of your success.

Empower yourself, get in touch today to see how I can help you.


While I have experience in a wide range of presenting issues, I am particularly adept in;

Anger management
Confidence and self-esteem
Relationship issues

My Approach

I offer a private and confidential service.

My practice is aimed at building confidence and self-esteem, while reducing the symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression. I strive to empower my clients through an increased understanding of social dynamics, developing their intuition and expanding their awareness of self, so they may be more present and create more rewarding relationships and lives.

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work closely to the BACP's Ethical Framework to ensure the quality of my service and promote best practice and professional credibility.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vaughan Pietersen. 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.

Written by C.L. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Vaughan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Vaughan understands me very well. Seeing that we came from a similar back ground. I can’t wait to speak with him next. I’ve never done therapy before, so just being able to speak with someone that’s has similar issues, means a lot.

Written by P.A. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Vaughan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

A really fantastic therapist. Highly skilled and compassionate. Really makes a difference.

Written by Z.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Vaughan for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely amazing so great to speak with Vaughan. Very much looking forward to continuing speaking.

Written by C.H. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Vaughan for 3 days on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

Having tried a few therapists, Vaughan really stands out and I really appreciate his time.

Work with me!