About me

Hello and welcome,

I am an experienced, registered counsellor who is working face to face in Bishops Stortford, online or by telephone. I offer one to one therapy with adults.

My experience and Background

I have a wealth of experience of working with adults in the Health Service, Social Care and Voluntary Organisations helping people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of issues, i.e., Mental Health,  Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Family Conflict, Abuse, low Self Esteem, Anger Management, Loss and Bereavement, Infertility, feeling sad, Confidence etc. In addition, I have many years experience of counselling children and young adults in schools and have supported families in crisis.

How I work?

I work in an Integrative way which means I use a combination of therapies to best meet your needs, (Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT approaches). We will explore your past patterns, childhood, feelings and thoughts to move forward with new positive insights. I can help you to feel more empowered and happier with your life. I have seen clients thrive and make many positive changes.

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I am here to help and support you through the process. Life can be challenging and exhausting but sometimes what we really need is time to reflect to gain a greater understanding of ourselves.  I provide a safe, comfortable space without fear of judgement for us to work together.  

How can Counselling help?

Counselling can help you gain a new perspective on your current situation, explore past patterns of relating and help you to explore your feelings to empower you to move forward. If you want to feel more in control of your life circumstances or to feel better about yourself, then therapy can do this by giving you the space you need to offload and truly be heard. By working together, you will start to experience a greater sense of well-being and gain more mental clarity.

How do I reach out?

Taking the first step can feel scary and I understand the importance of finding someone that you feel comfortable with hence I offer a free 30 minute Initial Consultation to see if I’m the right therapist for you. We can then talk about how we can best work together and if you wish to continue. Sessions cost £45 for online or £55 for face to face sessions, thereafter. 

What to do next?

I can be contacted on my mobile 07786560807 or by email.  I look forward to working with you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Counsellor with the BACP.
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • Certificate in Counselling studies.
  • Certificate in Advanced skills and Theory.
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Introduction to counselling.
  • Other short courses include:
  • Penn Resilience Curriculum for Children and Young People.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Parent programme.
  • Anger management and self esteem.
  • Child Protection.
  • DBS checked.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Also, I am a qualified reiki master and offer reiki sessions upon request. Please contact me for details.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute Initial Assessment to see how we can work together. After that, all online/telephone sessions are £50 for 50 minutes and face to face sessions are £60.(I have a few spaces for concessionary rates). 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime, early evenings and weekends.

Further information

All appointments are now offered face to face in Bishops Stortford (Town Centre) or alternatively online/ telephone sessions are available anywhere in the UK. 

Bishop's Stortford
CM23

Ware
Hertfordshire
SG12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Penny Warwick

Penny Warwick