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Penny Staniforth BA (hons) MBACP

Goole, East Riding Of Yorkshire, DN14
07535 233682 07535 233682

About me

Through life, we go through changes and events, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes these are positive, although some can be difficult. Counselling can support you through recent changes and events or past ones that may still be unsettling. Counselling can also help if you are feeling stuck in patterns or cycles unable to move towards positive change.

Counselling is not about offering advice, it offers a safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore and reflect on your thoughts and feelings and difficulties that arise in life. Talking through difficulties can often help you understand and recognise your thoughts and feelings more, offering new perspectives, alleviating pain, enabling you to make better choices in life and find coping strategies. All of which will help to create stability in life.

I am an Integrative counsellor, meaning that I tailor the therapy to suit each individual. The sessions will be tailored using a range of approaches including Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.

I can assist with a range of difficulties including depression, stress, anger, panic attacks, obsessional compulsive behaviour, bereavement, self-esteem, family and relationship concerns and career/life choices. Whatever your reasons for attending counselling I am here to listen.

I understand that people have varied background, cultures, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, amongst many other diverse areas in life, which I show sensitivity towards.

Counselling is an individual process which takes a unique journey that may be difficult at times, though can be rewarding. It is important that you share this journey with someone that you can feel comfortable with. I offer an initial free telephone consultation giving you an opportunity to find out more about how I work and what I could offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons in Counselling Solutions

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Studies

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

I have Professional Development Training/Workshops in many subjects including Domestic/Sexual Violence, Suicide, Self-harm, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Childhood Sexual Exploitation, Bereavement, Anger Management, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Trauma and CEOP (Childhood Exploitation Online protection). I have experience working in an agency that focused on Domestic and Sexual Abuse along with another agency that focused on a variety of concerns.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Fees based on 60 minute sessions

£35 Face to face (currently unavailable)

£35 Online or telephone counselling

£25 Students/ Young Person (under 18)

An initial free telephone consultation can be offered. Daytime and Evening appointments are available.

I am able to offer face to face sessions from my counselling room, which is based in the town centre of Goole. I also offer Online and Telephone Counselling.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work towards its code of ethics, including Confidentiality. I am fully insured and have monthly clinical supervision and regularly attend courses to enhance my professional skills in practice.

East Riding Of Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Please contact for availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Penny Staniforth BA (hons) MBACP

Penny Staniforth BA (hons) MBACP