Agatha Penney, M.Phil, MBACP, Counselling & Coaching
EMX Squared Ltd
22 Seymour Street
02070605766 / 07495369434
My therapy and coaching are all about you, about your past, about your here and now and about your future.
A little bit about You
- You may have gone through some significant life changes or losses
- You may have been feeling stuck in your life or business
- Your relationships with your family and loved ones are challenging and difficult
- You worry about stuff that keeps you awake at nights, causes anxiety, panic attacks, or depression
- You struggle to control your emotions and react with anger and frustration
There is no need to continue this way
I hear you. I also believe that one can only take another person through the paths they successfully crossed themselves.
How it all works with me?
My therapy and coaching focus on where you are at the moment and where you would like to be in the future. With the blend of coaching and NLP interventions I am a solution based therapist that attends to the challenge and identifies the ways to move forward.
During the first session we will talk about what is that you are struggling with right now, and what would like to improve and feel happier about in your life.
If we do decide to work together, we will enter a contract. Trust, discretion and confidentiality will be integral part of it.
We may be discussing things you have never spoke about with anyone before. We may need to revisit certain parts of your past to help you deal with the unfinished business, let it go and allow yourself to move forward.
Yet, everything will be happening at your own pace. The new tools you will learn will help you to manifest the desired changes in your life that will be visible to you and those all around you.
‘Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it" - The Lion King
Training, qualifications & experience
With over 20 years of experience in people-facing roles, including various entrepreneurship, management and police force I worked in different countries and with people from all walks of life.
My life-long passions are continuous development and giving back. In 2014 I conducted research on loneliness and separation from family. Subsequently a mobile application is being created which will bring innovative solutions for people who were separated from their families for a variety of reasons.
Here are my academical credentials:
Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP, UK
Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes – Strategic Interventions in Coaching
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4 BACP accredited, London
Certificate in Counselling Studies – Level 3 BACP accredited, Jersey
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 2 BACP accredited, Jersey
Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse - Level 2 BACP accredited, Jersey
Certificate in Psychology - University of Derby, UK
Masters of Arts in Department of Social Science – Philosophy - University of Silesia, Poland
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Estrangement from family
- Separation from a child
- Complicated and difficult relations at home
- People Pleasing/difficulty with putting yourself first
- Self-love and self-care
- Confidence and self-worth
- How to manage work-place bullying
- How to forgive yourself
My therapy and coaching are bespokely designed around your individual needs.
During the complementary consultation we will determine if we are a good match for each other and then I will suggest several options to choose from
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Maggie (36), Restaurant Manager, Jersey - 2015
Agatha helped me to understand, that certain issues (not necessarily created by us) don't have to impact our lives. Agatha helped me to see my problems from a different, positive perspective. I understood that dwelling on the past and overthinking only hurts me. I’ve learned from my own experience, where some people very close to me have treated me like an enemy and created a barrier of impassivity and rejection. Despite all of my efforts, I was unable to sort it out.
It was Agatha, who opened my eyes. Thanks to her I’ve decided to not waste my life on negative energy and appreciate my life and my loved ones, and the smallest things I cherish. I understood that the only way to improve my interactions with others is to start from myself. Conflicts and life’s problems lecture us on acceptance and finding new solutions. In circumstances like mine, people like Agatha become our wisdom and a signpost. They listen, look and see things from an unbiased angle and suggest techniques and methods that when applied, help us to live in peace with ourselves.
Thank you for your help and the force of the positive energy! Thank you for helping me realise that problems are not our life, but rather our reactions to them and the way we resolve them.
Jeremy (43), Trust Director, Jersey - 2015
I have been fighting depression and low mood for years. My doctor was always eager to prescribe me some antidepressants and I accepted that this was a part of my psychological make-up. Until I met Agatha, whose questions opened completely different doors to my ways of thinking. Meeting her and letting her guide me by questions and applying NLP techniques, was so transformational for me, that I have been tablet free for the last 4 months and I don’t even need my sleeping pills anymore, that were part of my life for so long!
Agatha helped awaken a new person in me, I believe in myself, I started taking advantage of my potential and skills, I never thought existed within me. I have changed so much, that my wife, my family and friends are looking astonished, but I am loving this and it’s getting better with each day!
Natalia (36), Fitness Instructor, Jersey - 2015
Agatha is one of those people, who has always inspired me. Everything she does, she does with 100% effort. I consider myself a very strong and positive person, although like everyone, I have bad days too. I am so glad I met Agatha.
She influences me on a very profound level by the way she listens and asks questions. She helps me to see things (during the bad days) from a more fortunate and advantageous angle. After session with Agatha I feel empowered, stronger, super-positive and happy. I literally believe that I can achieve everything and that is all in my own hands. It’s an awesome feeling! Thank you.
Marilyn, BACP Psychotherapist, Jersey - 2015
Aggie, you are an inspiration to all who meet you, as enthusiasm flows from you like water flows from a waterfall. When you spoke about starting up a Happiness Club in Jersey last year, I wondered how it would unfold, and if it meant everyone had to be happy all the time to keep attending. Well, what I learnt from you was that even on days when the sun wasn't shining quite so brightly inside or out, there was still a choice to look beyond the clouds and to stretch our fingers out towards the happiness which was waiting just beyond that cloud.
By sharing positive affirmations we were able to change the thought and thus, change the feeling. You had the skills and the ability to facilitate that group process. I'm so pleased to hear you will be continuing your teaching now you are living in London. Thank you for bringing people together in such a gentle and yet vibrant way! Warmest wishes Marilyn x
Chloe (28), PA to HNWI, London - 2016
A few months ago I was going through an extremely low and difficult period in my life, where I was feeling depressed and unhappy on a daily basis. I have never experienced therapy or coaching before. Upon meeting Agatha the first time I instantly felt this was a person whom I could trust and completely open up to.
Throughout my sessions I felt I was in a totally safe non judgmental environment which made me feel very comfortable in discussing some of the issues that had brought me to therapy. I felt completely listened to and was made to feel better by being assured I was not alone in the way I had been feeling or in the issues I was dealing with.
Agatha taught me some extremely useful tools on how to deal with situations in the future and she gave me back my sense of self confidence and self worth. After my time with her I came away from each session feeling so much better than when I went in. My time with Agatha changed my entire outlook on my life and I honestly feel she brought me back to being the old me. Thank you again and all the best.
Alex (29), Business owner, London - 2016
My main challenge was I lacked self-confidence. My biggest insight that Agatha had taught me early into our process was my posture and how I carried myself. I can’t believe the difference between how I would walk before and how I walk now. When sitting down and talking I would not make eye contact and would sit armed crossed in a way that would make anyone talking to me feel uncomfortable or that I have no interest in what they have to say.
So power posture and making eye contact were insights that shocked and changed things for me almost instantly. Once I started acting on this. Others would be self-love and the way I speak to myself and a general positive outlook on life. This has made massive improvement on me and I now see life so different!
Sarah (33), Creative Director and CEO, London - 2017
After a very turbulent year, where I had experienced so many changes I was really struggling to not only adapt to my new lifestyle, but accept the changes for myself. My self confidence was at an all time low, and I decided to reach out for some guidance in the form of a life coach. Agatha’s approach was a mixture of counselling and coaching which was the perfect combination for me. Within our first session I realised that my focus still needed to be on counselling, and only then would I be able to reach the goals I had set for myself. Her kindness and understanding lead me to accept my new circumstances, and as we continue to work together I am now embracing these changes in life.
Agatha's approach is incredibly kind and understanding. There is no judgement even when we so often judge ourselves. She encourages me to always be kind to myself, in my thoughts, my attitude and my awareness. The weekly emails, and goals set after every session enable me to keep a focus even when I'm feeling very disoriented. Her encouragement and belief in my ability has enabled me to reach for goals I had only dreamed of.
When I met Agatha I was incredibly scared and vulnerable. I was surrounded with negativity and was in desperate need to break the cycle. Through her words of kindness, her own personal journey and motivation I now look back at the start of our coaching, six months ago and am so amazed at how far I have come. Naturally there are periods of regression, however these are often met with a session of counselling instead of coaching which enables me to receive the support needed. The life skills I have learnt over the last six months are tools which I will carry for the rest of my life. My gratitude to Agatha, and the progress we have made is hard to measure. If you are facing a situation or period in your life which feels never ending, pick up the phone and reach for help. Agatha's approach literally saved me, for that I will be eternally grateful.
Ben (17), Student, London - 2017
Before I began working with Agatha, I lacked self-confidence which often affected my social life along with my education as I would shy away from discussion in lessons. This low self-esteem had a 'multiplier effect', constantly getting worse due to my lack of self-belief effectively stopping me from trying to fix it, therefore slowly making me feel more and more inferior to others and creating more negative thoughts. The main challenge I faced was to try and gain some belief in myself and try to move forward in my life, leaving behind this negative cycle of self-hatred in the process.
Speaking to Agatha, I have developed a level of control regarding my negative thoughts and feelings towards myself, and I am now able to keep them at bay far easier. I also feel much better about myself, and have learnt to appreciate myself for who I am. I would also say I have a far better insight into the causes and reasons for my negative mindset prior to working with Agatha, and have since been actively working to remove them from my life and replace them with more positive thoughts.
I have continued to make great strides in my mental and physical well-being since working with Agatha. My state of mind has completely changed - I have gone from someone whom would often dwell on the negatives in life to someone who is constantly trying to improve their quality of life through building on these negatives and focusing on the positives. I have since set many goals for myself which I now strive to try and meet - this has given me some direction as to what I want to do and has since made me more determined and focused on improving myself.
Leanne (30), Entrepreneur & Investor, London - 2017
Working with Agatha has been a transformational period in my life. The most noticeable changes have been the shifting of my mindset, finding a new awareness of my environment & relationships, dealing with my ego and best of all my revived outlook on life. I now understand my emotions and have set healthy boundaries for myself. Agatha created a safe, professional and authentic space for me to come into my own. It has been a truly unique experience and I’m very grateful for the impact she has made and the way she has changed mine and so many other people’s lives. She is a phenomenal woman! Thank you so much.
Millie (32), Legal Secretary, London - 2017
I felt understood, I felt that I am in a safe place to open up. I also felt that you felt my pain which is very important in order for me to open up and cleanse myself from my blockages. Over the weekend I felt a massive wound being opened up after many years. Right now I feel that the wound is ready to heal and I am getting ready to restructure my life to the right structure.
Dan, Support Officer, London - 2017
Agatha is wonderful woman who generates her positivity onto yourself. She makes you believe and challenges yourself beyond your own thinking.
Aisha, Teacher, London - 2017
Agatha takes the time to learn who you are; reminds you of your strengths and achievements and guides you to becoming the invincible soul we all are. So glad to have come across this incredible human being!
Joanne, (41), Merchandise Manager, London - 2017
I spent 6 months last year working with you in Counselling not sure if you remember? Well, you completely changed my life all for the better, I hardly recognise who I am now, and I have never been happier, prouder or liked myself more. And so much of that is the work you did with me. But most of all I wanted to let you know, a coupe of months into working with you I told you about a 100 mile run that I was inspired to attempt, I entered even though I wasn't at all sure - but you kept saying to me visualise the end and work towards it.
Well, it was a couple of weeks ago and I not only was brave enough to get to the start line and try, I kept on going and going for 29:26:29 and I did it!!!! I ran my 100 miles. I needed all the determination and courage that I had inside me but I have never been so proud of myself. It was a monumental moment for me and has changed many of my mindsets even further, but one thing I do know us that I could never have done it without the work we did together. So, thank you!!! I am very happy for you to use anything I have sent you as an endorsement. You really have changed my life for the better and I can't thank you enough. I think everybody should know how amazing you are and how much you can help them. Please use my words, inspire others.
Monica, (37), Event Organiser, London - 2017
I can't thank Agatha enough for helping me to become the person I am today. She is absolutely fantastic and professional therapist/coach. She helped me to become more confident about myself, get out of my comfort zone and helped me to understand what I really want to achive in my life. I am very thankful I met her on my way and for all the support she gave me to work through the fears I faced.
Thank you Agatha. You make me believe in myself!
Dorothy, Entrepreneur, Trader, London - 2017
Agatha helps to identify those areas in life that can hold a person back from progressing and reaching their potential. She assists in creating a lifestyle that supports growth and inner peace.
Maps & Directions
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Sessions are available outside of 9am-5pm hours as well as weekends, please contact us to enquire. We respond to all queries within 24h window
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