Penny-Anne Elms ADPC MBACP
Welcome to my profile. I hope this overview helps you identify the skills you are looking for.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychosexual therapist for 17 years, helping my clients overcome a wide range of problems.
For many people the first steps to seeking help takes the most courage. I believe that the therapeutic relationship of trust, respect and confidentiality between myself and my clients, and my flexibility to adapt to my clients needs, are the keys to a successful outcome.
My experience and training cover a broad area of counselling; particularly issues that cause dysfunction and distress within relationships. Whether as an individual or couple, I provide professional support and a safe environment where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of judgement.
My goal is for us to work together to reach a resolution that you are happy with.
From 1995 - 2005 I was an International Healthcare Provider running my own state registered private clinic.My clinic specialised in treating addictions and addictive behaviours. This period allowed me invaluable experience across a broad spectrum of emotional and behavioural problems. Many of my clients problems stemmed from sexual and relationship issues, as a result I chose to further develope my skills in these areas.
From 1997 and currently, I am a specialist consultant for Dorset Orthopaedic Company, working intensively with amputees who are striving to deal with the psychological, social and sexual difficulties that can present, when coming to terms with the loss of limbs.
I also have a corporate level consultancy. Offering counselling, mediation and coaching for staff in crisis or conflict.
My private practise is based in a confidential and safe environment, both in the New Forest, Ringwood, Hampshire and West Moors. Ferndown, Dorset.
"I first met Penny in 2009, and at that time I was at a very low point. Penny helped me to understand and deal with the underlying issues that had evolved over a number of years, as well as many other problems and situations that arose during my time in therapy. She has helped me to take control of my life, and I am now in a good position - I have an enjoyable steady job, a successful relationship, and most importantly, I am happy."
"Penny has helped us put our relationship back on track. We now have improved communication between us, thank goodness! It has been a relief being able to put into practice what we have worked on during our sessions and see the positive results. Penny's input has been invaluable."
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy
Addiction Counselling and Group Therapy
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy which is one of the U.K's largest professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists. All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practise and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Low libido and lack of libido in males and females.
- Grief and Loss.
- Disability issues, particularly relating to amputees.
- Pre-marital counselling, coaching and support.
- Life Coaching.
- Effective communication.
£45 per session for individuals. £50 for couples.
A session is 50-60 minutes.
There is no charge for an initial assessment.
In some circumstances it is possible to conduct counselling sessions at alternative locations such as your own home.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Types of client