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About me

Hello, my name is Penny.

I appreciate that looking for a Counsellor at a time when you are juggling lots of emotions, might feel like an uphill struggle. Counsellors offer support and help you to discover your own solutions, so finding the right fit for you is important. Counselling provides you with a safe place to share your thoughts, concerns and feelings. It can give you an opportunity to find answers, explore solutions and give meaning to what’s important to you. I will offer you understanding, as well as trust in the therapeutic process of feeling heard and valued by someone who cares.

How does it work?

My Person-Centred approach respects your privacy, providing an environment in which you are respected and listened to, without judgement. Working in this way, empowers you to explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace of your own choosing. My aims are to provide a safe confidential space in which you can make decisions about what you want to share, and in return, I will be open and honest within our therapeutic relationship.

Ethics?

I am a member of an ethical body which provides a framework for counselling practice. My BACP membership requires me to attend monthly supervision which helps my practice to remain fresh and relevant as well as safe.

How do I get in touch?

I understand that contacting a Counsellor for the first time takes courage. So, there are various ways in which you can take the first steps. Either message me through this web page or telephone me on 07396 655320. If I am unable to take your call, please leave me a message advising when would be a good time for me to call you back. Our first 15-minute telephone consultation will be free of charge and completely without obligation, because it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe in your decision making.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

As well as working within a Private Practice setting, I have volunteered at charitable organisations providing support for those impacted by sexual violence, bereavement, and loss. I understand that exposure to difficult life experiences can often leave you feeling unsure about which way to turn next. That is why I continue to support a local charitable organisation providing services to adults  experiencing bereavement, grief and loss.

Qualifications and Relevant Training

  • Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Professional Memberships:

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Association for Counselling and Therapy On-line (Level2)
  • Information Commissioner's Office registered

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Session duration usually 50 minutes to 1 hour

Initial 15 minute telephone consultation is free of charge.   

Concessions available, please enquire.  

Commitment of at least 6 sessions preferable.

Daytime and evening appointments available. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Grantham
Lincs
NG31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom
Penelope Marvin Registered MBACP Counsellor

Penelope Marvin Registered MBACP Counsellor