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About me

I am an experienced counsellor and play therapist. I have many years experience of working in schools both with children and their parents, as well as supporting the school leadership to create an Attachment aware environment for pupils.

I also work privately with adults, young people, children and families. I offer a safe, confidential space to explore whatever it is that brings you or your child to seek help. Please feel free to call to ask any questions or to arrange an initial meeting.

I am now resuming face to face sessions in my therapy room but am happy to offer online work after an initial face to face meeting if this is preferred. The room and all equipment is cleaned after each client and is Covid compliant.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as an adult therapist in the 1990s and worked privately from home and at Kingston University in the student counselling service. Later, after taking a break to raise children, I re-trained to work with children and adolescents.

I have worked in primary and secondary schools and for the last 7 years have worked for Place2Be both as a therapist and School Project Manager establishing and running a project within a large, diverse primary school in London.

I now run a private practice from my home in Kew seeing young children, adolescents and adults. This work is available face-to-face in my room in Kew, or online if suitable.

I also offer supervision for Child and Adolescent counsellors and Play Therapists working privately or in schools.

I am a Volunteer Crisis Counsellor for the Crisis Text line Shout.


  • BA (Hons) Social Policy, University of London, 1982
  • PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis Trust, London, 1998
  • PG Dip Counselling Children in Schools Place2Be/University of East London, 2013
  • Cert. Facilitator of Positive Parenting Skills Courses. The Parent Practice, London, 2013
    Filial Play Coach and Mentor, June 2014
  • PG Dip Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia 2018
  • CBT for Children and Adolescents, Oxford University Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2019

Member organisations


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 behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis


Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session


Evening sessions available.

Further information

Please visit www.kewtherapy.co.uk for more information

24 Pensford Ave

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Additional languages


Mrs Penelope Stanley

Mrs Penelope Stanley