Peter is a voice hearer who spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia. Through learning holistic approaches and with support from the Hearing Voices Network he was able to reclaim his life from the system.
Peter facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield, UK.
Peter also runs his own training and consultancy agency, Asylum Associates, and is the founder member of the Paranoia Network. He delivers teaching on hearing voices and paranoia internationally.
He also teaches about the COPE initiative at Manchester University and currently undertakes a research post at the university looking at collaborative working between voluntary sector organisations and the university.
Peter is also undertaking research into what recovery means from a service user’s perspective. He co-authored the workbook Asking the Questions with Paul Hammersley and John Read, a guidebook about childhood trauma.