About me

We all experience challenges and difficulties during our lives.  My aim as a counsellor is to help you work through whatever is troubling you in a safe confidential space.  

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon different approaches when working.  I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  The relationship between therapist and client can provide a context to explore early experiences and discover new ways of relating.  

With empathy and in a non-judgemental way, I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, in order that you may gain insight and understanding about yourself and your relationships with others.

I hold humanistic values and see everyone as unique, with the ability to reach their full potential or become their truest self, given the right conditions.  I also use psychodynamic ideas which recognise that our past relationships can affect our present life and relationships.  Together we may be able to recognise and explore patterns of feelings or behaviour that are no longer useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.  

I trained at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling obtaining a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.

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.


Additional information

I offer 50 minute sessions at £45.00 a session.

I am able to offer a limited number of sessions at a lower cost for those who are unemployed or on a low income.

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by its Ethical Framework.


Type of session

In person
Penny Layfield

Penny Layfield