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13th November 2018 

Peter Wesson: Professional Profile


Modern Acupuncture and Homotoxicology
(Testing & Treatment)

Supplementary Training for Practitioners

My earliest experience of working with people affected by emotional or psychological problems was as a volunteer in my teens, but my formal training in psychology and psychotherapy did not begin until much later, at Wolverhampton University. In the interim, I had made a career in business and industry, where I became a graduate member of the Institute of Export. I subsequently trained in eclectic psychotherapy at the National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy, graduating in 1985. After qualifying, I quickly built up a busy practice in the West Midlands.

My post-graduate training included counselling for personal relationship problems (Relate Training, 1986), then Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Analytic Psychotherapy with Dr D.W. Ebrahim in 1986-87; treatments for problems ranging from anger management and resolution of unwanted behaviours to separation anxiety, traumas and post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

To these, I later added EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing) a well-established and widely recognised method for relieving anxiety, anger, guilt, grief and other painful emotions attached to traumatic memories or negative thinking, dreams and imaginings of past, present and future.

Over the years, I have worked to blend together these powerful but gentle therapies into a versatile combination, and to build myself a reputation for providing effective treatment for a wide range of problems, traumas and personal difficulties. My patients have included private individuals and couples, and referrals from companies, doctors, solicitors and medico-legal agencies.

In 1988, I opened a second psychotherapy practice in Bury, Lancashire, and continued with both until 1998 when I made the decision to close my West Midlands practice and move to Lancashire full-time. Since 1996 I had been working alongside practitioners of other therapies at the Complementary Health Clinic in Tenterden Street, Bury, where I continued to run a psychotherapy practice until 2012.

For many years, until the move from Tenterden Street, I was a Registered Trauma Specialist, and registered as a Psychotherapist with the UKCP and EAP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy).


During those years, I had noticed that in the majority of cases, the problems brought to me were accompanied or aggravated by two main factors - stress in its various forms, and loss of sleep. It was also clear that I was seeing a minority of sufferers. For most people, it seemed, therapy was either unaffordable or felt like too much of an intrusion into their privacy.

There was therefore a real need for an inexpensive and discreet, safe treatment, providing relief and support, accessible to anyone anywhere, at any time.

The Calmest Place & The Calmest Place to Sleep, a spoken dual treatment for relieving stress and insomnia, with harmonious musical background and sound effects, was written, professionally recorded, and finally released onto the Internet through CD Baby, an American music publishing company. It can be downloaded onto a laptop, tablet or smartphone for use whenever needed (but not while driving, please!).

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I qualified in Auricular Acupuncture in 1987. Following advanced training with the Association of Auriculotherapy and the European Federation of Modern Acupuncture, I became the first Modern Acupuncturist in the UK to be registered by the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (MBRCP). After moving from the psychotherapy clinic in Tenterden Street, in 2012 I set up Bury Modern Acupuncture on The Rock in Bury.

On 1st November 2017, Bury Modern Acupuncture moved from Bury centre to The Holistic Suite, Over Tayler James, 11 Market Street, Heywood OL10 1HT, where I continue to specialise in acupuncture without needles and testing and treatment (homotoxicology) of allergies, food intolerances and related problems.

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I am now able to pass on practical skills and techniques gained during nearly thirty years of full-time professional experience as an eclectic psychotherapist. For ethical reasons, this service is at present restricted to qualified professionals in these and related disciplines and bona-fide students of BACP/UKCP recognised training colleges and institutions.

Currently, I am writing a training manual for professionals working with sufferers of post-traumatic stress and related problems. It is hoped that it will be of use to experienced practitioners as well as students in the field. The manual, based on many years of clinical experience, presents an eclectic protocol that uses EMDR combined synergistically with other tried and tested elements to produce a rapid and entirely painless resolution of emotional trauma and many associated problems.

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