Penny Maddrell MA UKCP

Penny Maddrell MA UKCP



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About me

Psychotherapy involves a confidential professional relationship which aims to offer you a safe space to explore what is going on for you. Some concerns can be easier to bring to therapy than to share with friends or family. It can also be an opportunity to explore your life and experiences and reach a deeper understanding of yourself.

Core Process Psychotherapy is one of the longest established mindfulness-based psychotherapies. The training is underpinned by mindfulness practice integrated with personality theory, psychodynamic understanding and psychotherapy skills.

Mindfulness means directing our attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment, without judging, and doing this in the context of a safe relationship can help to loosen painful or limiting strategies we developed in the past, allowing us 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.

I offer

  • A free introductory session when you can ask questions and get an idea of how I work.

  • Six weekly sessions as an introduction to this work.

  • Psychotherapy as a mid- to longer-term process.

  • Time-limited work (usually focused on specific issues) where we agree this is right for you.

  • Sessions of one hour at a regular time once a week.

  • Convenient 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with clients in private practice for ten years and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I trained at Karuna Institute in Devon between 2003 and 2009, leading to an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with adults in their 20s to late 60s facing a wide range of life situations and challenges.


My fee is £50 per session.

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults