Earl Pennycooke

Earl Pennycooke

Flat C
121 Kings Avenue

0203 648 7232 / 07988848506

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Flat C
121 Kings Avenue

0203 648 7232 / 07988848506

About me

I'm an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working in Clapham and I provide a confidential, safe and non judgemental space for thought and reflection. I work with individuals and groups who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues and panic disorders on a open ended basis with the aim of enabling people to understand and make sense of their life experiences.

I've worked in a variety of settings from brief work within the NHS, to managing a therapeutic programme in a residential setting fot those suffering from addiction and also I managed an addictions day programme for clients that had a variety of addictions that included eating disorders which masked alcohol misuse issues.

I also managed a service that provided counselling for Dual Diagnosis and personality disordered clients, which had an outreach service for clients who had alcohol misuse and learning difficulties.

I also recently managed a Mental Health Service User Group in Southwark which meets the CCG and South London and Maudsley once a month. I was also a director of a mental health service which covered two London boroughs and I worked on various strategic strategies covering BME mental health issues in psychiatric care. Which covered discharge and general provision of mental health services.

I strongly believe that if given the space to talk and think, obstacles become easier to handle and problems can be resolved, even if at times life feels difficult and overwhelming. Often we find it difficult to form a narrative that describes our distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in counselling 2007

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2008

I attended the Philadelphia Association Introductory course ( Psychoanalytic and Existential Training organisation) 2008-2009

The Site (Psychoanalytical Training organisation) 2009 to January 2015

I started my career as a group faciltator in a residential addictions rehab where I faciltitated Anger Management groups, then progressed to facilitating therapeutic groups.

Currently I have a private practice where we are able to look how life is shaped by past events and how this influences our present day life.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I'm able to work with anything from anxiety and depression to someone who suffers from enduring diagnosed mental health issues


I have a sliding scale for fees which start at £40 for students and the unwaged

Further information

I have a interest in working with clients that have not thought about using psychotherapy to look at life's puzzles. I welcome clients who come from a BME background and I'm able to facilitate how mental health, counselling and psychotherapy is stigmatised in those communities.

Maps & Directions

London, SW4 8EP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I'm currently available from Monday to Thursday's 10-8 and Friday's 10-4

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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