Penny Markey

Penny Markey


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07841188373

Contact Penny

Therapist - Seafield

Seafield EH47
07841188373
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT).  I strive to work flexibly in ways best suited to your needs. It is imperative to me that my clients feel valued and respected during our professional relationship. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is fundamental therefore I offer a free 20 min introductory telephone session to allow a connection to be made (or not) at no cost to the client.

The counselling process offers a safe and comfortable environment where you are able to explore the difficulties that are causing confusion or distress and assist with seeking a greater balance in life. It is impossible for any of us to escape life's challenges and the negative impact they can have on us, it's what we do about it that matters! Change is possible and with the right attitude and support you can overcome any difficulties.

Practice description

I offer face to face counselling (When COVID-19 restrictions allow) and online counselling delivered via ZOOM. I also offer a 'walk and talk' style therapy, where our sessions will be conducted in the outdoors, usually in and around the local nature reserve. I firmly believe that even the most mildest form of exercise can increase mood and brain functioning, reduce anxiety and enhance self perception, all of which support therapeutic change. There is no level of fitness required for this and the pace is set by you the client. These sessions are available once the therapeutic alliance has been established and are completely optional and at no extra cost.

In addition to this i run Mountain Therapy workshops, as a qualified Mountain Leader i have combined my passion for hill walking, the outdoors and psychotherapy to deliver these short 1 day workshops. These are around 4 hours long and take place in the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh. I run relief from Anxiety and relief from Depression. Please get in touch to learn more about these opportunities.   

My first session

Initially i offer a free 20 min telephone consultation, thereafter should you wish to work alongside me we can go ahead and book our first session. 

Sessions are usually conducted weekly or fortnightly. The session will last for aprox 60 mins.   

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited