Penny Maddrell MA UKCP
Psychotherapy involves a relationship that is confidential and professional and offers a safe space to think about what is going on for you. You may have concerns that are not easy to talk to friends or family about. You may want the opportunity to explore your life and experiences and reach a deeper understanding of yourself.
My training was in a mindfulness-based type of psychotherapy. Mindfulness means putting our attention on what we are experiencing at this very moment, without judging it. Doing this in the company of someone you feel safe enough with, can help you become aware of painful or limiting ways of being you may have developed through your life. With growing awareness, these strategies may loosen and allow you to live with more choice and ease.
As well as thinking and talking about our experiences, in psychotherapy we can also attend to body sensations and feelings we cannot immediately find words for, as well as what we dream and images that occur to us. Whatever comes up can turn out to be meaningful, even when it doesn’t seem to make any obvious sense at first.
Location: off Barton Road/A603 - easy to reach by car from Junction 12 of the M11, or a 20-minute walk from the centre of Cambridge.
I have experience of working online and currently use Zoom for this purpose. Although working remotely can seem a little strange to begin with, my experience has been that this method works well.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with clients in private practice for 12 years and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP: registration number 07158940).
I trained at Karuna Institute in Devon between 2003 and 2009, leading to an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy. My continuing professional development since then has included a 12-day training in working with trauma (Babette Rothschild) as well as further learning within psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic perspectives through seminars and lectures as well as supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with people aged 19 up to their late 60s, facing a wide range of life situations and challenges.
My fee is £52 per (one hour) session.
Ben jij Nederlandstalig?
Mijn moedertaal is Engels maar ik heb in Nederland gewoond en ik versta goed Nederlands. Je kunt daarom gewoon Nederlands met me praten als je dat wilt. Ik zal waarschijnlijk (deels) Engels terug moeten spreken, maar misschien is het voor jou prettiger om je in je eigen moedertaal uit te drukken.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
Practice room on the first floor. Stairs have one hand-rail.
Types of client