Penny Tridgell

Penny Tridgell

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0208 769 5011 / 07814544486

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About me

About me

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist with extensive experience working in NHS settings and private practice to individuals experiencing a wide range of problems. I have a passion for helping clients work through their emotional problems and life challenges to create a healthier perspective and maintain their sense of wellbeing. I have special interest and experience in panic attacks, stress management, anxiety and depression related issues.

Working collaboratively, I provide a safe space, respecting confidentiality, to enable you to gain insight, new perspectives and overcome negative blocks that hold you back. As well as draw upon and enhance your positive resources and life skills that are often overlooked when we are faced with personal challenges.

What I offer

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is an integrated psychological approach using both hypnotherapy and CBT. Research shows that these two therapies suit each other very well, with outcome research demonstrating a 70 per cent greater improvement for clients undergoing CBH than those using CBT alone (Kirsch et al. 1995). With an experienced practitioner, you are getting two effective therapies for the price of one.

The way I work

I can promise you that I will do my best to listen and understand your problem through your current perspective and together we will work towards a healthier outcome and goal that is meaningful to you. I really appreciate that all people are individuals, so therefore I will respect and tailor my approach in a non-prescriptive way and at a pace that will challenge, yet not overwhelm you.

I like to think that there is a great opportunity for growth and self-empowerment out of adversity and it is possible to feel a great sense of personal achievement when we choose to work through our problems, instead of avoid them, which only results in increased emotional upset in the long run. Our sessions can also focus on capitalising on our strengths, creating new strategies for performance management to enable you to experience a more fulfilling and successful life.

With your commitment, our journey together, will be motivational, warm, insightful and even fun at times… learning and growth is not necessarily all about pain you know.

Training, qualifications & experience

In private practice since 2004. Worked previously for 3 years in NHS Psychology department and 3 years and presently part-time in NHS Staff Counselling alongside my private practice.

Membership with BSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis) & BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies).

CRB checked with PPI Insurance cover.

DHyp (Diploma in Hypnotherapy, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), affiliated with the University of West London and where I currently supervise on their Masters Programme in Clinical Hypnosis)

PDCBHyp (Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, LCCH)

MScRECBT (Post-graduate Masters Degree in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Goldsmiths University, London)

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Clinical Hypnotherapy, which I find really compliments CBT where appropriate for the individual and I can teach you self-hypnosis to manage stress and as a reinforcing visualisation tool to achieve your goals.


Fees for Clinical Hypnotherapy / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (strictly by appointment only)

Free on-street parking available/excellent transport links

For new clients, I offer a free 20 minute phone or skype consultation, without obligation.

For block bookings (minimum 4 sessions) with payment in advance, I offer a 10% discount.

Weekday therapy sessions with a finish before 5.30pm – £60 per 60 minute therapy session.

Weekday therapy sessions with a start time of 5.30pm onwards – £70 per 60 minute therapy session. (Weekend appointments, by arrangement only)

Therapy sessions also available by Skype or phone.

Further information

Late cancellation of appointments: Without 48 hours notice, half of the fee for that session is usually payable. If less than 24 hours notice is given of a cancellation the full session fee is normally charged. (not applicable in situations of personal bereavement)

You are reminded that your commitment to change should be matched, where possible, by your attendance of booked sessions and the application of learning and tasks (agreed) between sessions. If you miss sessions, the value and outcome of your treatment may be affected.

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Maps & Directions

London, SW16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays day and evening subject to agreement. Weekends subject to advance agreement.

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