Penny Ruth Willis - PG Dip CounsPsy, BSc (Hons), MBACP




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About me

I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling to Individuals, Couples, Families and Young People.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as Private Practice, I have worked as a Counsellor, a Psychologist and a Psychotherapist in a variety of settings...

  • Relate Individual, Couple & Family Counsellor
  • School Counsellor
  • Youth Counsellor
  • NHS Psychotherapy Department Psychotherapist
  • HE Student Services Counsellor

... and with a variety of issues, e.g. -

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression
  • Couple Conflict
  • Family Conflict
  • Child-to-Parent violence & abuse
  • Self-harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Workplace bullying
  • Anger issues

I am trained in Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Systemic Approaches, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and A.I.T. (direct trauma healing); I adapt my approach to the specific needs of my clients and their circumstances.

Qualifications are -

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Advanced Certificate in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy
  • Intermediate Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  • Advanced Certificate in NVR Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences (Psychology)
  • Numerous ‘Continuing Professional Development’ courses and workshops on issues such as Domestic Violence and Abuse, Porn Addiction, Working with Families with Disability, Guided Visualisation, Child Sexual abuse, Aspergers and Autism… and many more.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS Membership Number 85527), the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP Membership Number 591363 ) and the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT Membership Number 2108312)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


  • Individuals - £50 per hour
  • Couples - £55 per hour
  • Families - £55 per hour
  • NVR Consultations - £60 per hour
    (I am happy to negotiate reduced fees for those on a low income)

Maps & Directions

Northampton, NN4
Wollaston, NN29

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme