Penny Annesley MSc Counselling MBACP (Accred)
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I focus on working with women.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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.
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
Type of session
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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.View supervision profile