Sian Pentin

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Chelmorton, SK17
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Meet Sian

I know that taking the first steps towards improved mental health and wellbeing for you or your child can be scary and intimidating. My approach is relaxed, relatable and human and I use a blend of compassion and gentle humour to create a safe and empowering space where you can be you, and where you'll be welcomed, listened to, heard and understood. No clients journeys are ever the same, which is why I practice a modern integrative style of counselling and psychotherapy and draw upon complementary therapeutic practices which allows me to tailor my approach to you. This is your journey, so you choose the destination - we go at your pace, but we go together. 

My goal is to identify, understand, eliminate or alleviate the barriers that are standing between you and a life that is happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Achieving this for the long term means not only treating the immediate symptoms but identifying the cause. I'll be with you every step of the way as we look inward and confront old wounds and past experiences that may be shaping your emotions, reactions, thoughts and feelings in the here and now. Together we will make sense of how the past has influenced the present and, in so doing, we'll shape a brighter, healthier and happier future.

Your introductory consultation is free of charge with no obligation and is an opportunity for us to meet (either in person, over the phone or online) so you can ask questions and voice concerns. Together we'll explore your goals and find out if counselling is right for you.

Nothing is more important than your health, and investing in your mental wellbeing will benefit you and your loved ones for the rest of your life. You've already taken your first step towards mental wellbeing and a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life - reach out and let me help you the rest of the way.


I offer both virtual and in person appointments from the serene surroundings of the Peak District National Park. I offer appointments between the hours of 8:30am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday mornings, but I will always try to accommodate your work-life schedule, so if you require an alternate appointment outside of these hours please do get in touch.

Appointments are 60 minutes.

During our first appointment we’ll agree the upon the terms of our therapeutic relationship and what to expect from one another, before building upon the initial consultation to find out more about you, your life and what it is that brings you into therapy. Building a fuller picture of you and your world allows me to understand you better and tailor our work. There’s no pressure to attend counselling weekly, and so we’ll also discuss how often you wish to schedule your appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Loughborough University)


  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (BACP/Level 2)
  • Attachment in the Early Years
  • Compulsive Exercise, Sports and Steroid Abuse
  • Body Image and Perception
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Global Context
  • Grief and Loss: Finding Meaning as we Heal Individually and Collectively
  • Essential Strategies for Healing Body and Mind as a Result of Trauma and Adversity
  • Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score Trauma Healing
  • Embracing Suicidal Parts: Using Internal Family Systems (IFS) to Heal Traumatic Wounds
  • New Insights and Strategies: Crisis Safety Planning with Youth and Teens
  • Janina Fisher: The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma
  • Dr Dan Siegel: The Whole Brain Child
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency


Throughout my time practicing as a psychotherapist, I have supported clients facing challenges related to: anxiety, bereavement, body image, bullying, childhood trauma/abuse, depression, life transitions, neurodiversity, PTSD, relationships, and work and school related stress.  

I have several years’ experience working with adults as an NHS psychotherapist, and currently work with young people in secondary schools across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.  

I work with a wide range of presenting issues relating to mental health and wellbeing, but if you are unsure about whether I could offer you the support you're looking for please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer discounted rates for trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Chelmorton, SK17

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Sian Pentin
Sian Pentin