Mark Penfold

Mark Penfold

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Mind Body and Soul

07709868361 / 07709868361

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About me

Working with individuals couples, families and young people aged 11-18, i work with many issues specialising in anger management, anxiety and being more assertive.

I have been qualified for 16 years, working with adults and 10 years experience working with young people aged 11-25. Most recently as a school counsellor. I am on the register of the British Association Of Counsellors and adhere to their code of ethics.

I see myself as someone able to put people at ease, allowing them to be heard in telling their own unique story, in the present, or from the past. I value the importance of forging a bond of trust with each person in a spirit of openness. Counselling should always be a journey in which you come to a greater understanding of yourself and the issues that concern you. For some people that journey can last months, but for others a few sessions can make the difference in being different and thinking different, towards becoming a healthier individual.

So many of us long to discover the " real us " beyond the masks we wear, or defences we build to prevent that happening.  Whether you want to discover the "real you" or simply find a solution to a current difficulty, I would be glad to share your story.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person- Centred counselling
Cert in Couples counselling

After having qualified 16 years ago, I was a volunteer counsellor for two years with a charity who worked with individuals facing drug and alcohol issues.  I then became a youth counsellor with Nacro for 6 years, after which I worked for Barnardo's in Family Intervention.  I am currently working for a local high school two days a week as well as having a private practice of adult clients. I enjoy working with both adults and young people as well as couples and although qualified in person-centred counselling I do incorporate elements of a psychodynamic and CBT approach.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 individuals

£55 couples

£25 Student counsellors

Further information

If you text me on my mobile number I will call you back.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2 9JT

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Anytime apart from Thurs afternoon

Types of client

Young people
Older adults