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 of the Hearing Voices Network he was able to reclaim his life from the system. He facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield. He 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 on the COPE initiative at Manchester University and currently undertakes a research post at the university looking at a collaborative working between voluntary sector organisations and the university, he 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 around childhood trauma.