Penny Annesley MSc Counselling MBACP (Accred)

Penny Annesley MSc Counselling MBACP (Accred)


07779 791505

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07779 791505

About me

I offer down-to-earth, supportive counselling for when things are difficult. I offer a free initial 30 minute session to discuss your needs and how I work. I work in a constructive, person-centred way, following the pace of the client. I often use CBT methods and can work both short-term and long-term. I work mainly with women. I am also a supervisor of counsellors, working with those in private practice and in organisations.

I work in Bishopston and use therapy rooms in two locations, one on the Gloucester Road and another just a few minutes from the Gloucester Road towards Redland. Sessions are 50 minutes long and I work primarily with women, working with issues including depression, relationship issues, bereavement, self esteem, anxiety and panic, chronic fatigue and concerns around bullying and problems in the workplace.

Sessions cost £45 (daytimes) and £50 (evenings and Saturdays), although concessions are sometimes available. I have always worked with a number of counselling students. I can offer students daytime or evening slots for the reduced rate of £30.

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.

For more details please see my website (address at the top of this page).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in counselling from the University of Bristol
  • Diploma in counselling supervision
  • Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Level 1 Narrative therapy
  • Trained in post natal depression
  • Recent update training in CBT (2014 and 2015)
  • Coaching training (2015)
  • CBT for flashbacks (2015)

I have experience of counselling for the community counselling service Listen-In and for a charitable organisation, Kinergy, that works exclusively with people who have been sexually abused or raped.

I also worked as lead counsellor in an agency setting counselling vulnerable groups as part of a project linked with Newport University.

I supervise counsellors working in a variety of settings including Mothers for mothers, a drug and alcohol charity, a carers organisation, a charity working with victims of trafficking and supervise counsellors working in private practice. I offer low cost supervision to those who are new to private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I focus on working with women.


Free initial 30 minute session. Thereafter £40 (daytimes) and £50 (evenings and Saturdays) per 50 minute session. Some concessions available, including a student rate of £30 for those on counselling courses.

My standard rates for supervision is £45 per 60 minute session. I also offer a concessionary rate for those new to private practice and to charitable organisations. Please contact me for more details.

Further information

I have a 15 year background in human rights law. Since re-training as a counsellor I have established my own successful private counselling practice which has been running for over five years.

If you have any queries I can be contacted via email, phone or text prior to making an appointment.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Counselling sessions are held during the day Monday to Friday, weekday evenings until 9pm and Saturday mornings

Types of client


Supervision & training

I currently provide external supervision to counsellors working at a number of different organisations (including a homeless charity, a carers organisation and a charity for trafficked clients) as well as to counsellors working in private practice.

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