Penny Cartwright Dip.Couns.MBACP Registered
Hi my name is Penny and I am an experienced qualified registered Counsellor. Are you looking for support during a difficult time in your life? Feeling exhausted and unable to move forward with your feelings?
Most of us at some time in our life will experience situations that we find difficult to cope with. Sometimes we get to a point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and become overwhelmed with difficulties that are so challenging resulting in feeling extremely alone and stuck with no answers. It feels difficult to share with others so moving forward seems difficult or impossible resulting in feeling anxious and depressed with low self esteem and lacking motivation.
This is where I believe counselling can make such a difference.
I am a warm and empathic person-centred counsellor though I do integrate other approaches depending on the issues you are struggling with. I have a gentle but effective approach working with all age groups with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, sexual abuse, eating disorders, bereavement and relationship issues.
I work with individuals where one to one therapy provides an excellent opportunity to work through the difficulties you are struggling with while feeling listened to and feeling understood. Also couples counselling where I work with couples helping them work successfully through their relationship issues. Providing a safe trusting place where you can explore and begin to make sense of each other's feelings while feeling heard and understood.
I offer a dedicated private counselling room, providing a confidential and safe space for you to explore all feelings without being judged so you feel listened to, valued and understood. It will be a place where you’ll have the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings while in a safe comfortable environment with support and encouragement to gain some balance back in your life. Helping you find within you the strength to make the changes needed to move forward with your life.
Having been through issues in my own life I fully appreciate the courage it takes to make this step in coming for counselling and feel it would be a privilege for me to work with you. I would be happy to meet you for a free consultation and answer any questions you may have by telephone or email.
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) And work within their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Higher Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (QCF)
Cruse Bereavement Training
Training in couples therapy
Ongoing Professional Development and Training.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
As well as working privately I have worked within a General Practice surgery and have worked with a bereavement organisation counselling in the community.
Further training includes
Relationship and Couples Counselling
Working with anxiety
Counselling with the elderly
Practising Mindfulness (awareness)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Solution focused brief therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Initial consultation free.
£35 per individual session.
£45 per couples session.
I offer reduced rates for students and anyone on a low income, these are subject to availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 7.30pm Friday til 7.00pm
Types of client