Fiona Penfold BSC (hons) MBACP Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Finding the right counsellor for your child is an important first step.
I am a Creative Arts Counsellor working with children and teenagers. I am also an Environmental Art Therapist.
I use a variety of approaches depending on the client I am working with.
First and foremost I endeavour to facilitate a safe supportive environment, a space where the child feels free to be themselves.
I am passionate about using the arts (painting, drawing, clay, sandtray, music..) within therapy and also working outdoors and with nature.
I work from a secluded indoor studio in the New Forest, not far from Ringwood.
I have a safe and contained outside space to explore and incorporate nature into our sessions.
Please do contact me for further information or to arrange a time to meet.
Our first meeting would be an introductory session. This would be an opportunity for you to talk about what you wish your child to gain from therapy and to decide whether I am the right person to work with your child.
I am a registered member of BACP and I am bound by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC (hons) Applied Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in the use of arts in therapy and education (IATE)
Child Couselling Diploma (IATE)
Certificate in Parent and Child Therapy (IATE)
Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Art Therapy (London Art Therapy Centre)
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
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My fees are £45 for 50 minute sessions.
Feel free to book an introductory session to decide whether I am the right person to work with you or your child.
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Type of session
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Types of client