Founder of Peach Therapies

Hi there, my name is Justine

I am a psychotherapist qualified and experienced in a range of modalities to best support you with your current or past difficulties. I have 16 years of experience with the NHS, a successful private practice and large links to many different therapists with different specialities should you require an alternative treatment. In addition I am a registered Life Coach and also have membership with the BACP (British Association of Counselling Professionals).


Why Therapy?

Therapy can have many benefits in your life – it can help you to learn more about yourself, help you reach your goals, it can improve relationships and communication and lead to better health by increasing your wellbeing. Therapy is used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions, it involves talking to a trained therapist either 1-1 or in a group, it involves looking deeper into your problems and worries. Therapy allows you time, a confidential space and guidance to work out ways to solve your worries or issues. Therapy can also help you to deal with troublesome habits either cognitive (thoughts) or behavioural (actions). It’s good to talk. Therapy is often referred to as a ‘listening or talking therapy’. Our Therapists are trained to listen, and to help you to find coping strategies to solve your problems, to overcome these difficult emotions and support you to change your attitudes and behaviours.


Psychotherapy is used to treat emotional problems, and mental health concerns such as stress, low self-esteem, or addictions. It can use a range of media, such as talking, art, music, drama, or movement – this can be identified through consultation if you are unsure which media you would like. Our therapists will help you to express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into the issues you are facing. Psychotherapy can be delivered one to one, with partners or family members, or in groups.

Each session lasts 40-60 minutes, sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Psychotherpy can be very flexible and there are no expectations or guidelines to how many sessions you should have. These sessions are education based and help you understand thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Counselling is a talking therapy where our trained Therapist will empower you to become self-aware, be capable of feeling your emotions, and understanding them. You can explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential space. Counselling is suitable for anyone experiencing mental health concerns, such as health problems, addictions, trauma, low mood, bereavement, and anxiety, amongst other reasons. To explore this therapy further to see if it’s the one for you, please complete our contact form for a consultation.

Each session lasts 40-60 minutes, sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Counselling can be very flexible and there are no expectations or guidelines to how many sessions you should have.

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a structured, goal orientated, short term psychotherapy, that uses a practical approach to overcoming your problems. Our trained Therapist will establish a goal with you to change patterns of thinking, or behaviour of your current problems. Our Therapists will encourage and empower you to improve your daily state of mind, rather than focussing on past experiences. This will change the way you feel. CBT is primarily used for anxiety and depression, but can be used on a wide variety of mental and physical health problems (such as OCD, CFS and more).

Each session lasts 40-60 minutes, sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. CBT sessions should be structured and goal focussed they can be practical and help you understand thoughts, feelings and behaviours, this work will enable you to make the changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours you are seeking. Treatment can range between 4-20 sessions depending on individual circumstances.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming) is a psychotherapy that is used to alleviate symptoms of a traumatic experience, and PTSD. EMDR is not a talking therapy, but rather focusses on processing of traumatic events, using your own rapid, rhythmic sensory movements to lessen the power of the emotionally charged memory, helping you to heal from the fear and the pain.

Our Therapists will agree with you which rhythmic movement to use, as not all people are able to use rapid eye movement.

You will need an assessment with a trained therapsit to see if EMDR is the right/most helpful type of therpay for you. Sessions are typically between 4-10. It is important that you understand the process before treatment, arrange a call back from one of our qualified EMDR therapists.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), is based on CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), but specialises on those who feel emotions intensely. Our Therapists will help you to understand and accept your difficult feelings, and teach you skills to manage them, to be able to make positive changes in your life. DBT is carried out in groups, or one to one therapy. Our therapists will support you to explore Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.

Each session lasts 40-60 minutes, sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. These sessions are education based and have a practical element to help you understand thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Mindfulness helps us to focus on the present moment, and it can decrease our sadness and stress. It relates to meditation, and with the guidance of our Therapist, you can become more engaged in the present – free from distraction or judgement; you will be guided to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them, mindfulness allows us to learn how to respond to a situation or thought instead of reacting as many of us do without realising. Mindfulness is particularly beneficial for those experiencing depression, negative thoughts or pain.

In addition to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) therapy our therapists who specialise in mindfulness and also offer MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), which is a psychotherapy that uses CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), meditation, and Mindfulness. Please use the contact form for more information.

We offer a range of workshops that cover the following areas. However, if there if something you are interested in, or in need of, that we haven’t listed below, please complete the contact form and get in touch with us. Our Therapists are trained in a wide range of interventions, and we would be happy to help.


  • OCD
  • Understanding Depression
  • Overcoming Anxiety and Stress
  • Coping with Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • MBCT
  • Communication (workplace and personal)
  • Increase your Confidence
  • Relationship Coaching

Workshops can be one off of X? weeks depending on each workshop, use the contact form to find out what is available in your area.

*Employers/Organisations please email requests for workplace ie wellbeing, confidence,communication, transactional annaylsis using the contact form.

Family therapy is a psychotherapy that helps people in a close relationship, help each other. All relationships can struggle at times – but what makes a difference is how those conflicts are managed. Our Therapists will create a safe confidential space where we can support you as family members, couples, or others who care about each other, to express your difficult thoughts, to explore them safely, and understand each other views, whilst building on the strengths, make useful changes in the relationship, and support you to appreciate each other, and successfully manage the conflicts.

There are no recomended guidelines in place for the number of sessions attended, all attendees must consent to attending.

*Often 1-1 sessions need to take place before group/family therapy can start, this is to minimise risk and ensure maximum confidentiality.

Lacking in motivation? Want to be more effective and efficient? Want to experience more satisfaction from your life? Then contact our Personal Coaches who will support you to set goals and enhance your skills and creativity that you already have. Our Personal Coaches have additional training in a range of skills (such as Neuro Linguistic Programming, Counselling Skills andr Pyschological Support) and are trained to listen and support you to produce the results you desire whilst increasing your wellbeing.

Sessions are 40-60 minutes and open ended, lasting weeks, months or years dependant on the clients needs/goals.

How Effective Is Therapy?

Research from Mental Health Foundation, Counselling Directory and NHS Digital
Stress and Anxiety

202 GPs reported that 84% of their appointments were attributed to issues with stress and anxiety

Mindfulness is recommended by NICE as a preventative practice for those with recurrent depression. According to the Mental Health Foundation, studies show that Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction leads to a 70% reduction in anxiety.

A total of 66.4% of patients showed reliable improvement after undergoing psychological therapy. Those individuals moved to recovery attended 7.5 sessions on average.

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