People come to me when they are looking for support or a means to regain wellness, often when they are at the darkest of times. As well as seeing clients who have a broad spectrum of issues I specialise in working with people who have body image issues and where possible with their families. I have personal experience of this within my family and I understand some of the complexities of this very debilitating disorder.
There is more information about the way I work with individuals on my other website: http://jennie.penkul.com/
I work using an integrative approach, which means that I draw on different forms of therapy, depending on what is most beneficial to my client and the issues he or she wishes to explore. I view the person as a whole, not just as their presenting problem, my approach therefore recognises and addresses all four dimensions of humanity, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.
These days my work is evolving to be much more holistic, because I have learnt that unless we address the whole being we are missing important elements in the healing and wellness process.
I am passionate about the need to support young people to overcome psychological difficulties as quickly as possible so that they can live their lives to the full.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an honours degree in Counselling from Anglia Ruskin University and I have been working in private practice for twenty years. I have taken many further courses and my personal experience of body image disorders and their impact on the individual and the family has made this a particular passion of mine.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees start at £45 an hour however there are a variety of options in payment and fees.