Mark Penfold D.I.P.S B.A.C.P. Registered
Working with individuals and couples.as well as specialising in young people aged 11-18, i work with many issues including anger management, anxiety, depression and being more assertive.
I have been qualified for 16 years, working with adults and 10 years experience working with young people aged 11-25. Most recently as a school counsellor. I am on the register of the British Association Of Counsellors and adhere to their code of ethics.
I see myself as someone able to put people at ease, allowing them to be heard in telling their own unique story, in the present, or from the past. I value the importance of forging a bond of trust with each person in a spirit of openness. Counselling should always be a journey in which you come to a greater understanding of yourself and the issues that concern you. For some people that journey can last months, but for others a few sessions can make the difference in being different and thinking different, towards becoming a healthier individual.
So many of us long to discover the " real us " beyond the masks we wear, or defences we build to prevent that happening. Whether you want to discover the "real you" or simply find a solution to a current difficulty, I would be glad to share your story.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person- Centred counselling
Cert in Couples counselling
After having qualified 16 years ago, I was a volunteer counsellor for two years with a charity who worked with individuals facing drug and alcohol issues. I then became a youth counsellor with Nacro for 6 years, after which I worked for Barnardo's in Family Intervention. I am currently working for a local high school two days a week as well as having a private practice of adult clients. I enjoy working with both adults and young people as well as couples and although qualified in person-centred counselling I do incorporate elements of a psychodynamic and CBT approach.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
If you text me on my mobile number I will call you back.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Anytime apart from Mon and Thurs afternoon
Types of client