Penny Cole (MA, LLb) Psychotherapist UKCP
Since 2008 when I qualified as a psychotherapist, I have worked with adults who find themselves struggling with many and various life issues, most of which have emerged or become particularly problematic in middle age and at a point in their lives where they feel they should have 'grown up by now'.
If you are finding it difficult to 'be' you, and struggle with close family relationships, or if you receive criticism for being shut off or locked away, experience outbursts of anger, panic attacks, or unexplained anxiety, then I can help you.
I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy which means I draw upon a number of theories and practices to help you feel more comfortable in yourself. I have a particular interest in the impact that the early years of childhood have on later life and in your thoughts and ideas of the meaning of life and death.
I worked for many years in legal practice and as a workplace mediator and understand the impact that the pressures of life in the commercial world can have on individuals especially where the pressures result in conflict with others.
My style of working is relaxed and encourages you to explore your thoughts, dreams, fears and life experiences at a pace that suits you.
Qualified, insured and registered
I carry full insurance, am a member of UKCP and operate according to its ethical framework.
Short and long term counselling
£50 - online or in person
Cancellations and concessions:
Concessions may be available.
I require 2 days’ notice (48 hours) for cancellations in order for charges to be avoided.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (City University)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (School of Psychotherapy & Psychology, Regents' College, London)
- Accredited workplace mediator
- Bachelor of Law (Hons) (Wales)
My experience includes working at a University Counselling Service, Hampton Trust Mentoring programme, various Hampshire community counselling services, NHS Psychotherapy Service and private practice.
I am an experienced workplace mediator and assist employees in the resolution of conflict at work.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Sexual identity
- Growing old
- Impact of military conflict
- Workplace problems
- Abusive relationships
Weekdays 8.00am to 6.00pm
I am a professional and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist offering support to adults who are dealing with psychological and emotional difficulties caused by a wide range of issues.
Many are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. The turmoil caused by such struggles often lead to difficulties in their personal, work and family relationships.