Penny Brand

Penny Brand

Hollins Business Centre
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16

07824 666123

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About me

I am a qualified, BACP-registered Counsellor working integratively within a person-centred framework. Extensive experience has been gained working with GP patients within Mental Health Services, working in Staff wellbeing/counselling services, working within a UK-based Relationship counselling organisation and in private practice.

Work has involved supporting clients experiencing generalised anxiety and depression of varied degrees, often as a result of, or impacted by, issues around: Relationship breakdown, Bereavement and Loss, The effects of Childhood Trauma, Gender-related issues, Work-related stress, Cross-cultural issues, issues around Sexuality, Health Anxiety, including coming to terms with health conditions both prior to and post diagnosis and any required surgery; stressful life events, including coping with adjustment issues and feelings of displacement due to life / situation Change.

Therapeutic work involves offering my clients the opportunity of exploring to understand how events and experiences have impacted feelings, and working through them to increase self-awareness and understanding, within a person-centred, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance.


I am a registered member of the BACP, am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.

I work out of very pleasant, easily accessible, counselling rooms located centrally within Stafford. I offer home visits, and the option of walking therapy during summer months.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Grad Diploma Counselling Psychology from Keele University.

Post- qualification experience within:
- NHS Psychological Services
- Adult Mental Health
- NHS Staff Counselling / Wellbeing Services
- Experience within Secondary Care (Community Mental Health Team) Services
- Psychological Assessments
- Brief and long term therapy
- Enhanced DBS.
- Registered Member, MBACP

Training/Experience:

- Working with survivors of sexual abuse.

- Bereavement & Loss

- Gender issues

- Inner-child Work

- Working with Couples

- Staff counselling

- Working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching

Work related stress issues

Staff / employee counselling

Maps & Directions

Stafford, ST16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Counselling appointments currently available, including Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme