About me

I am Peter J. Crowe, a psychosynthesis counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working in the west of England.

My clinical training began at the Institute of Psychosynthesis NZ in Auckland. I then went on to study psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. I hold diplomas in psychosynthesis counselling, therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy, and an MA in psychosynthesis psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University. 

I am an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), an associate member of PAnzA (Psychosynthesis Aotearoa New Zealand Australia), a member of the APP (Association for Psychospiritual Practitioners) and a member of the Istituto di Psicosintesi in Florence. I am consequently bound by the ethical frameworks of these respective professional bodies. I am also a member of PCSR (Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility). I am actively involved in the ecopsychology movement and conduct ecotherapy in local environmental settings. 

Previous lives include work as business coach (Shirlaws NZ) and senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) teaching across the Business, Design and Creative Technologies schools. My areas of research include art and design theory, design thinking, systems thinking, organisational dynamics, innovation and design management, and while teaching, I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Art & Design and an MPhil in Strategic Management. I was also instrumental in setting up of a coaching organisation in New Zealand. 

I continue to provide business mentoring, organisational facilitation and leadership coaching, alongside my psychotherapeutic work. As a contributing member of the Conscious Collective community (www.consciouscollective.org.ukI also offer talks and seminars. I have an ongoing art practice, play music and write poetry. I hold joint British and New Zealand citizenship. 

In addition to these professional qualifications, I attend to my ongoing personal and professional development through supervision and supportive personal practices. This attention to personal wellbeing and continuing professional development (CPD) ensures I maintain a healthy balance in myself which informs how I sit with clients.

I attend ongoing CPD (continuing professional development) workshops, trainings and events to refresh and update my theoretical and practical knowledge. To date, these include:

  • Society of Analytic Psychology seminar series on 'Dante’s Divine Comedy with Mark Vernon on 20 January 2024, 20 April 2024 and 18 May 2024
  • 10th International Meeting at Casa Assagioli, Florence, Italy, September 28th-October 1st, 2023
  • CSTD Diploma in Supervision training in Bath, February 2022-September 2023 including the modules: Fundamentals of Supervision (February 2022), Working with Groups (March 2022), Psychotherapeutic Supervision (July 2022), Supervision Integration (2022) 
  • C.G Jung Public Lectures, Bristol, “Towards an Ecopsychotherapy” with Mary-Jayne Rust, December 12, 2020
  • The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation (Confer online module 2020) with Alexandra Richman, Rémy Aquarone, Philip M. Bromberg, Dr Doris Brothers, Professor Onno van der Har, Professor Brett Kahr, Dr Jean Knox, Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga, Dr Pat Ogden, Dr Allan Schore, Dr Dan Siegel, Valerie Sinason PhD, Dr Donnel Stern, and Dr Felicity de Zulueta
  • Post-Slavery Syndrome: Exploring the Clinical Impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (Confer online module 2020) with Wayne Mertins-Brown, Eugene Ellis, Judy Ryde, Dr Aileen Alleyne, Foluke Taylor, Robert Downes, and Lennox Thomas
  • Nature, Health and Wellbeing, Green Care and Ecotherapy Gathering at Brown Rock Woodland, presented in association with Tania Dolley, Jude Mann and Michéal Connors, 31 May-1 June 2019
  • Ecopsychology Network, Ecopsychology Voices Series, "Ecopsychology for Social Change" with David Key, March 6, 2019
  • DID, BPD or C-PTSD? (nscience event with Suzette Boon) Broadway House, London 2019
  • Desire in the consulting room (Confer; with Dr Andrea Celenza, Professor Joy Schaverien and the reading of a new play by Laurie Slade) 2017
  • Self-harm and suicide across the life span – Theoretical and clinical explorations of self-harm, attempted suicide and suicide (The Analytic Network; with Dr Terence Nice) 2017
  • Re-Vision Winter Residential, Wyboston Lakes 2018 - Minding the space (workshops: Shipwrecks; Minding the space; Between two stories)
  • 3-day groupwork training (Psychosynthesis South Pacific Trust, Auckland) with Claire Virtue, November 2018
  • 4-day groupwork training (Institute of Psychosynthesis, London) with Jarlath Benson, September 2017
  • 8th International Meeting at Casa Assagioli, Florence, Italy, September 14th-18th, 2017
  • Society of Analytical Psychology Annual Lecture, March 2015: “A Jungian Diagnosis of our Ecological Crisis – and what are we going to do about it?” Mary-Jayne Rust
  • Re-Vision Winter Residential, Wyboston Lakes 2015 - Reading the signs (workshops: Wearing the animal skin; Social dreaming; Sex, porn, repression and obsession; Reading the signs)
  • 5th annual 'Edge of the Wild' ecopsychology gathering 2016 (convenor) - 'Heartlands' with keynote guests Hilary Prentice and Colin Campbell 
  • 4th annual 'Edge of the Wild' ecopsychology gathering 2015 (convenor) - 'Choreography, chaos and contradictions' with keynote guests Mary-Jayne Rust and Nick Totton
  • 3rd 'Edge of the Wild' ecopsychology gathering 2014 (organising group) - 'Outside Language' with keynote guests Phillip Carr-Gomm, Gillian Kavanagh and Arran Stibbe