Penny West

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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Burnham SL1 & Maidenhead SL6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Working as an experienced and qualified Counsellor, Supervisor and Mediator; I provide a confidential counselling service and professional support for teenagers, adults and couples experiencing problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Self Harm
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Work related issues (Stress) etc.

My counselling experience and qualifications enable me to effectively integrate my work by applying a Person Centred Approach and/or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) dependent on which therapy is best suited to meet your needs. We may also include additional therapies such as EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness if we find it helpful in our work together.

I also offer individual and group Supervision to students and qualified counsellors which is a requirement by governing bodies for registration and in compliance with their ethical practice. Supervision offers counsellors opportunity to reflect their work whilst providing them with support and guidance to their practice, ensuring they are working in compliance of their ethical framework.

As well as counselling and supervision I also offer Mediation services, working with parties in disagreement which can be a successful grievance resolution process. It is a proactive service that offers support when relationships reach crisis and can be a beneficial service to any relationship experiencing difficulties. It offers you the space and time to work through your problems with the aim of developing mutual understanding and acceptance of each others needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • BACP Certificate Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE CfD)
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred Approach)
  • NCS Certificate in EMDR and Coaching
  • BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT
  • Level 4 UK Interpersonal Mediation Practitioners Certificate
  • OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • BPS Certificate in Mindfulness
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Accredited Member MBACP (Accred)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mediation

Fees

£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Confidential appointments available Monday - Friday. Charges start from:

  • £55.00 per session (50 minutes) for Individual counselling
  • £65.00 per session (60 minutes) for couples counselling
  • £65.00 Supervision (60 minutes)


Concessions will be considered upon request and availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available afternoons and evenings from 4.15pm - 9pm and some Fridays/weekends during the day 

Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1

Maidenhead, SL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
FaceTime
Microsoft Teams

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Qualified Supervisor for Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

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Penny West
Penny West