About me

Therapy can be an intriguing but terrifying (and costly) prospect for many people. At a cost designed to make therapy a viable option for more people, I provide a safe space where you can explore your troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviours, whilst feeling contained and supported. Together, we can explore the parts of yourself and your experience of the world that may never have been paid much attention to before but which may hold the key as to why you are experiencing the difficulties that bring you into therapy.

Therapists have many roles, one of which is to help people be more curious about themselves and gain insight into why they experience the world in the way that they do. With sensitivity and kindness, I can help my clients see what part they themselves might be playing in the problems they are experiencing. By doing this, they can choose to live life differently, in a way that is less challenging, and hopefully more meaningful and rewarding.

I am a BACP-registered, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, as well as a Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy in Training (final year at The Metanoia Institute).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy in Training (final year at The Metanoia Institute)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology (Conversion Degree)
  • Extra Mural Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • MA (Social Science)


I have worked with therapy clients in a wide variety of settings including NHS GP surgeries, specialist psychotherapy clinics, bereavement services and community mental health drop-in centres.

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

  • Integrative

Fees

£45 per session

Pitshanger Psychotherapy Practice
7 Summerfield Road
Ealing
London
W5 1ND

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Penny Kiernan

Penny Kiernan