Penny Coulthard, BSc Hons, MA Psychotherapy, MBACP
My name is Penny and I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists( BACP), the leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy.
How can Counselling and Psychotherapy help?
Counselling and psychotherapy provides you with a space for you to talk about feelings that worry or upset you, to make sense of what is impacting on you now and to increase self awareness.
As a relational counsellor, I am passionate about helping you to improve your relationships and wellbeing and I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
We are all being impacted in some way by the coronavirus and maintaining our wellbeing is challenging. Many of us are in isolation and may be struggling with an increase in anxiety or depression at this time. Some are expereincing a change in the family home and relationships may be becoming fraught. I am now offering counselling sessions by Skype, Zoom or FaceTime and for new clients the cost of counselling sessions will be reduced to £40.00.
Where do I work?
I practice from Tadworth which is easily accessible from Kingswood, Banstead, Epsom, Ewell, Reigate and Dorking.
I offer evening and daytime sessions times to fit in with your commitments.
A Walk & Talk counselling option is also available for those who prefer being outdoors.
Counselling and Psychotherapy tailored to your needs.
Having worked within the NHS and community counselling services I understand how difficult it can be to get support when it is most needed. The number of counselling sessions will be tailored to your needs, from a few sessions to support you with a particular issue, or regular sessions where you feel you would benefit from longer term support.
If you're looking for friendly and professional counselling support call, text or email me to arrange an initial meeting to see how counselling can help you and to answer any questions you might have.
How will counselling and psychotherapy help?
Counselling and psychotherapy will help you to regain your wellbeing and has proven to be successful in helping with a wide range of issues including:
- Improving relationships
- Overcoming anxiety
- Combatting depression & low mood
- Support through affairs, abuse, separation & divorce
- Coping with grief & loss
- Building self-esteem and confidence
- Managing work stress & change
Sometimes we can feel lost, confused, overwhelmed and anxious when we go through major upheavals in our lives or perhaps you just don’t feel yourself anymore and want to get back to feeling like you used to again. Any life event will impact you and put a strain on relationships and affect how you feel and behave and may leave you feeling vulnerable and that your options are limited. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you reconnect with those things that are important to you and start to look at things differently.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties or in distress, I can provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore what is troubling you in a non-judgmental way. Engaging in counselling sessions can help you by looking at alternative ways you can respond to others, manage your feelings, and make sense of what has happened, all of which can have a positive impact on your wellbeing and relationships.
We will arrange an initial meeting in person or on line to see if counselling or psychotherapy is right for you and discover what brings you to counselling now and to explore how I can best help and support you. It gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and ensure you are happy working with me before committing to any further sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had extensive experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in Further and Higher Education settings. I have also worked in the NHS and the YMCA providing counselling for adults and adolescents. For four years I managed a counselling service at a large Surrey college and worked with the support of other counsellors in counselling students and staff.
I have also worked as a supervisor supporting counsellors in training and qualified counsellors in their client work.
My passion is empowering individuals to achieve their potential and I have a good understanding of juggling the demands of work and family.
Prior to qualifying as a Counsellor I worked as a Complementary Therapist for nearly 10 years and bring a holistic philosophy to my work.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekly 50 minute sessions, short or longer term to suit you
We meet at an agreed time weekly for 50 minutes in either Tadworth or Walton-on-the–Hill. The overall number of sessions is set by you and this can either be a few to work on a specific issue or more where you feel you would benefit from longer term support.
An Affordable Cost - The charge for each session, including the initial session, is £50.