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Penelope Mandich MA, MBACP

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1
07780680373 07780680373

About me

I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Nurse. I have a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and 20 years of clinical experience in the NHS, including Cancer Care, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS and Mental Health. I am situated Tunbridge Wells, Kent and provide both short term solution based therapy and long term therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and over.

Taking the first step and making initial contact can be difficult. I understand that the thought of sharing painful experiences, fears and expectations may feel daunting, but therapy provides a confidential, warm and supportive space, where you can feel listened to and explore what is going on without judgment.

My Approach to Therapy

As an integrative therapist, I combine different theoretical approaches (humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic) to enable a flexible and individual approach to working with each client’s individual needs and goals. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on each client’s needs and expectations of therapy.

Can Therapy Help?

You may be considering therapy for various reasons; relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, stress, or you may just feel stuck and unable to move forward in life. Therapy can help to unpack your difficulties, gain clarity on a situation and offer a new perspective. My role is not to give advice, but to facilitate a better understanding of the choices, motivations and patterns of behaviour that impact on your life. I believe you are the expert on yourself and so my approach is to work together to explore your difficulties and find some resolution. This can include building emotional resilience, making changes in your life or coming to terms with a difficult situation.

Experience and Areas of Interest

I have a broad range of experience and specific interest in working with people with a cancer diagnosis, Palliative care, HIV/AIDS, Health Anxiety and other medical conditions that cause psychological distress, such as chronic pain. Additionally I work with family members dealing with a cancer diagnosis in the family. 

I also have clinical experience in the following;

Depression and low mood

Anxiety

Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Social Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Stress

Work related Stress

Low self-esteem and confidence

Bereavement and Loss

Complicated Grief

Anger

Perfectionism

Family Issues

Relationship Issues

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self destructive behaviours and self harming

Sexual Abuse

Fertility problems

Menopause

Mid-life issues

Qualifications & Training

Qualifications

MA Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University) 2018

Certificate in Counselling Psychology (City University) 2014

BSc (Hons) Human Sciences and Nursing 1994

Registered General Nurse (RGN) 1994

Training

I have worked in a large London teaching hospital for 4 years, with clients who have a wide range of mental health conditions. Additionally I have 16 years experience in Nursing, specialising in oncology.

Professional Associations

I am registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere their ethical code of conduct.

Fees

£50 per session, with a review every 4 weeks. Sessions are 50 minutes and normally occur weekly.

Contact

Should you have any questions, please contact me for further information or visit my website,

which is designed to give you a brief synopsis of psychotherapy and my approach to therapy.

Email: info@penmandich.com

Phone: 07780680373

Website: https//www.penmandich.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with 4 years of clinical mental experience and 16 years experience in Cancer Nursing. I am fully qualified with a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualifications:

MA Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University) 2018

Certificate in Counselling Psychology (City University) 2014

BSc (Hons) Human Sciences and Nursing 1994

Registered General Nurse (RGN) 1994

Professional Associations

I am registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere their ethical code of conduct.

Experience

I have a broad range of experience and specific interest in working with people with a cancer diagnosis, Palliative care, HIV/AIDS, Health Anxiety and other medical conditions that cause psychological distress, such as chronic pain. Additionally I work with family members dealing with a cancer diagnosis in the family. 

My clinical experience includes:

- Depression

- Feeling sad
- Anxiety
- Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
- General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Stress
- Work related Stress
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Bereavement and Loss
- Complicated Grief
- Anger
- Perfectionism
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self destructive behaviours and self harming
- Sexual Abuse
- Fertility problems
- Menopause
- Mid-life issues
- Physical health conditions such as Chronic pain, long term or Terminal Illness
- Family issues
- Relationship issues

Please call or email me to chat more about what you are looking for in terms of therapy, or visit my website for more information.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Fees

£50 per session, with a review every 4 weeks. Sessions are 50 minutes and normally occur weekly.

Further information

Should you have any questions, please contact me for further information or visit my website, which is designed to give you a brief synopsis of psychotherapy and my approach to therapy.

Email: info@penmandich.com

Phone: 0778068037

Website: https//www.penmandich.com

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Penelope Mandich MA, MBACP

Penelope Mandich MA, MBACP