About me

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or think you may be depressed, I can help you understand the reasons why you may be feeling this way and support you to make positive changes to reduce stress and overwhelm, improving your peace of mind, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Together we can find the next steps for you to move forward, bring about lasting change and build resilience for the future. I offer face to face counselling (social distancing guidelines adhered to), online counselling and Walk Talk Therapy which combines the benefits of traditional therapy with the additional benefits of being outside in nature.

Counsellors work in different ways and its important that you feel I am the right counsellor for you, this is why I offer a free telephone consultation and a discounted first session so we can discuss what changes you want to make and we can explore together how I can help you to move forward and reach your goals and then you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I am an experienced integrative counsellor which means I tailor your therapy to meet your individual needs and I will provide a warm, calm and non-judgemental space with a collaborative approach to working through your problems and supporting you to move forward.

Call, text or email me to discuss your needs or arrange a no obligation discounted introductory session.

Client feedback -

"Tanya has been an amazing counsellor and I've had great progress identifying my goals and solutions for emotional turmoil"

"Tanya is professional, respectful and great at what she does, I couldn't recommend Anchora enough - thank-you for all your support"

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling from Middlesex University and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  I have undertaken additional training in Online Therapy and Walk Talk Therapy.  My recent continued professional development includes Working with Suicide and Self Harm, Working with Trauma and Flashbacks and EFT Diploma.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free introductory 10 minute phone consultation
  • Discounted introductory first session £30
  • Face to Face/Video Conferencing Counselling £45 per 50 minute session
  • Walk Talk Therapy £45 per 50 minute session
  • 10% discount available for pre-booked/paid block of six sessions
  • Discounted rate for students and under 21’s £35 per 50 minute session
  • Email Counselling or Telephone Counselling £35 per 50 minute session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Further information

I offer face to face counselling in a private counselling room in central Woodley (parking available) and online therapy. I also offer Walk Talk Therapy which combines the benefits of traditional therapy with the extra psychological and physical benefits of being outside in nature and exercising.

58A Crockhamwell Road
Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
RG5 3LD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Parking available Also offering online, telephone and email counselling for those for whom getting out and about is challenging.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Tanya Penn

Tanya Penn