Tanya Penn

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BA (Hons) Integrative Counsellor, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Reading, Berkshire, RG5 3LD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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

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 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
  • Discount for students available on request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have a 24-48 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

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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

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