Jan Diaz Penfold - Pg.Adv.Dip
01903 725801 / 07702 811424
After living and working abroad within the tourist industry for a number of years I decided to move back to the UK to take up some further studies. I studied at various colleges all over London and eventually after moving to the south coast, I gained my diploma in Worthing, West Sussex.
I am now settled in Littlehampton where I have set up my own private practice.
For more information about me and how I work you can access my website (address above) where you will also find my blogs & some testimonials.
I am very passionate about helping people to gain their confidence & find their way in society and am currently mentoring & working alongside ex-offenders to help & support their journey back into life on the outside.
My integrative training allows me to work with a variety of different approaches and theories.This means that I use skills from different therapies and can work with you to produce a particular therapy adapted to suit your individual and unique needs. There are as many issues as there are individuals, and just as many different ways of dealing successfully with them.
I work alongside individual adults, couples, and minors that are in difficult situations. These range from relationship issues, affairs & betrayal, separation & divorce, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, child neglect, family issues, addictions, phobias, and more.
The therapeutic relationship -
Therapy is a private and very personal experience whereby a safe and confidential atmosphere is required. I offer a non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship in which you can explore anxieties and personal or difficult issues that may be causing you distress. My therapy is completely client led with my main focus on humanistic and existential ideas. This concentrates on living in the moment.
How counselling can help -
When faced with difficult times you can feel isolated and it might not be easy to find someone you can trust; someone who is not directly involved in your situation that can help you. You might be in emotional pain or in a daunting situation. You might be suffering from a loss, a traumatic experience, or betrayal and you may be feeling very alone. You do not have to feel alone. By working alongside you, I can support you emotionally and mentally. Counselling sessions can bring about a true resolution that unfolds at your own pace and in a way that suits you. This can help you to fully enjoy yourself in the here-and-now, whilst continuing to explore and fulfill your potential.
With the right support, it can make a difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy:
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies & Theory.
NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills.
CPCAB Level 2 Introductory to Counselling skills.
Introduction to Counselling. Accredited
Child Protection training seminar.
Intensive Life coaching seminar.
Ongoing training: I am currently working towards my Diploma in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavoiural Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, Relationship issues, depression, generalised depression disorder, bipolar disorder/manic depression, seasonal affective disorder (sad) postnatal depression, panic disorder, family issues, mental, sexual, and emotional abuse, addictions, phobias, affairs and betrayal, seperation and divorce, couples issues, abuse, anger management, Child neglect/abuse, child sexual abuse.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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For therapy to be most effective, it is important that we feel comfortable together. Therefore to enable us to discuss your situation and decide if we will work together, I offer a 30 minute assessment session for a fee of £15. Usual one to one sessions are for 60 minutes and the fee is £30. You might choose to do this at our first meeting, which is fine. I also offer 90 minute sessions for £40.
Relationship Counselling is offered for couples at £35 for 60 minutes or £45 for a 90 minute session.
Concessions are available for unemployed or under 18 clients.
Along with my face to face Counselling I offer therapy via email as well as telephone consultations. This appears to be a new way forward for busy people who do not have the time to meet up. Also this is convenient for others that are out of the area but would still like support.
Email clients are charged at £15 per unlimited email.
Telephone clients are charged at £15 per call for 45 minutes.
I also offer home visits. You may benefit from this if you are housebound or find it difficult to go out or it may be that you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own surroundings. You may have small children and find it difficult to get out easily, if so, this type of therapy is ideal for you.
For clients that I visit in their home there is an additional charge of £8 to cover travel expenses. (Within a 4 mile radius)
I aim to reply to all initial emails within 3 hours, and thereafter upon agreement between us.
Cancellations: – If possible, I would require at least 24 hours notice and if this cannot be met then a 50% cancellation charge of your normal fee will be made.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday – Friday between 9am & 7pm. In certain circumstances, I can offer some later and weekend appointments. Please ask.
Types of client