Healthy Vue Therapy, James Penney, Adv Prof Dip (MNCS accred)
Welcome! And thank you for taking the time to read my page.
I find myself wondering what goes through people's minds when searching for a new therapist. If it's anything similar to what I was thinking when I was doing what you are now, you'll be feeling slightly unsure and maybe overwhelmed. Breathe, take a step back and rest assured that it will all be OK.
What I will say in an attempt to make your choice easier is that finding the right therapist is a bit like trying on a new shoe – it must be the right fit. It may take a few meetings with different people before you find someone whom you feel you click with.
I extend to you a warm welcome and invite you to get in touch and find out if I could be the therapist for you. We can arrange an initial consultation where you can talk about what you would like to get from therapy and what, in particular, has led to you looking for a therapist. It’s also an opportunity for you to meet me, (check I haven't got three heads) and see how you feel generally. We can then make a decision about whether our work together can begin, keeping your best interests at the heart of what we do.
I do hope that what you have read puts your mind at ease and encourages you to take a courageous step and get in touch.
You can contact me by phone or email. If you choose to call me and I am to unable answer, then please feel free to leave a message on my confidential answering machine, and I will return your call as soon as possible.
I respond to calls and emails from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. If your contact is outside of these hours then I will get back to you the next working day.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accreditation with The National Counselling Society.
- Membership of the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and theory
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
I have over 10 years experience of working with people in a variety of supportive roles.
I am a great believer that given the right therapeutic environment and working with someone who is empathetic and non-judgemental, you have the amazing opportunity to better understand yourself and work towards bringing about positive life changes.
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial assessment (50 min): £35
On-going individual session rate (50 min): £50
Couples session rate (50 min): £70
You can pay by cash or BACS transfer. This can be discussed during your first session.
Limited free parking is available onsite in the designated spaces marked 'Lowford Clinic'.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My consulting room is on the first floor. There are toilets available on that floor.
Please get in touch to find out when we can arrange our first meeting. I have weekday and evening appointment slots (dependant on availability).
Types of client