Penny Chapman

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MBACP (Accred) Psychodynamic Supervisor & Trauma Therapist.
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Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7
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About me

I am an experienced, qualified, and accredited psychodynamic trauma therapist and  supervisor in a wide range of both adult, child and family work. I have particular experience working with children and young people with anxiety, those who are self harming and experience suicidal ideation, or who have been in the care system. I am able to work dyadically with parent and child in DDP and trauma informed work, where required, and I am also qualified to work online or undertake telephone sessions. I have significant experience in providing professional support and supervision to other professionals including student therapists in my employment and private practice. I have  a background as a health care professional and in senior clinical management in the NHS and in the voluntary sector, and as a holistic therapist. I have senior experience working in safeguarding. I teach psychoeducation and NVR to parent groups.

I have a Masters in Psychodynamic Therapy, and qualifications in EMDR, DDP level 2 (working towards practicum), NVR, NeuroAffective Touch and I am currently studying Somatic Experiencing as part of a three year programme, completing in 2024.

I am able to use a variety of modalities including talking, art and play therapies in my work with young people and families.

Face to face sessions are offered in a comfortable bespoke environment providing privacy, with on site parking. Remote sessions are offered via Zoom, Skype and telephone.

Weekday and evening appointments are available, and regular slots will be provided for clients to meet their personal circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Psychodynamic Supervisor (WPF)
  • EMDR  (adult and child)
  • Non Violent Resistance (NVR)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) level 2, working towards practicum.
  • Neuro Affective Touch
  • Somatic Experiencing (year 2 student completing in 2024)
  • Trauma, level 3
  • MSc & BSc Nursing
  • Level 3 Safeguarding (Designated)

I have considerable experience of undertaking both short term and long term therapeutic counselling work with adults, adolescents and children, both individually and dyadically (parent and child) who have had a wide range of issues including anxiety, trauma, self harming and suicidal ideation.  I work mostly to support children and young people and their families. I am experienced in working with those in the care system. I am an experienced supervisor supporting both qualified and student therapists who are working with adults or children psychodynamically and creatively, with a particular interest in trauma and with a good understanding of safeguarding and professional issues. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per normal 50 minute session, therapeutic or supervisory, negotiable for special circumstances. Pro rata 1.5 hour monthly supervision for qualified therapists, if required.

I offer an initial 15 minute telephone appointment at no cost to discuss therapeutic and supervisory needs prior to commencing sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday: 9AM -9 PM 

Further information

Please telephone and leave a message, or email for further information. Confidentiality will be maintained.

Shalford, Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Bespoke ground floor counselling room with driveway parking immediately outside. Online/ Telephone counselling and supervision also available.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am a trained psychodynamic supervisor (WPF) and am a qualified, and accredited adult, child and adolescent counsellor trained in various modalities.

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Penny Chapman
Penny Chapman