Mark Penfold

Mark Penfold

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO3
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Mark a person centered counsellor based in Colchester.

Counselling should always be a journey in which you come to a greater understanding of yourself and the issues that concern you.

Working with individuals, couples and families , as well as young people aged 11-18, i work with many issues including anger management, anxiety, depression and being more assertive. I have been qualified for 16 years, working with adults and 13 years experience working with young people aged 11-18. I aim to create a safe space, in which you can feel comfortable to express what's going on for you, as you find the solutions to your needs. I see myself as someone able to put people at ease, allowing them to be heard in telling their own unique story, in the present, or from the past. 

I specialise in using an assertiveness model to help people overcome anger issues, or for others who are too passive, i.e they people please, or cannot say no. This also can be very useful for people in " toxic relationships" where they need to put boundaries in place. I work with couples using a "emotionally focused style" which has proven very successful.

I know that first step to start counselling can be tough. But most people find it liberating to talk to someone who really wants to listen, enter into their world and not judge them. I am someone who will seek to understand, meet you where you are, challenge you gently and work with you to help you find solutions to move forward in a realistic way.

I would be glad to share your story.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anger management, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited