Penny Williamson

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7DQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an integrative therapist, with a background in person-centred humanistic counselling and I am registered with the BACP. I have experience in helping clients with a broad spectrum of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationships, and career changes. I have experience within an NHS setting where I worked with a diverse variety of clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, and genders.

I am very warm, open, and relaxed and feel that creativity and humour can be beneficial throughout therapy. I also have coaching experience so for people wanting therapy to explore the present or immediate future I can also help with goal setting and growth mindset. 

I believe therapy should be tailored to each individual client, whether that is problem solving with logic, approaching issues with creativity, or exploring deeper emotions and traumas. I offer client led, zero judgement sessions where you are free to explore any issues and speak freely ensuring you feel heard and comfortable. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc First class honours in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Beckett University
  • SEG Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - York College 
  • SEG Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - York College 
  • MOE certified coach

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees are on a sliding scale and a limited number of discounted rates are available for students and low income individuals who are in receipt of certain benefits. This is a sliding scale depending on your circumstances.

57 Tinshill Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7DQ

Type of session

In person
Penny Williamson
Penny Williamson