Alison Penfold

Alison Penfold


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01225315935
Website

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Therapist - Bath

Bath BA2
01225315935
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Having established my practice in London over the last ten years, I am now practising in Central Bath.

I believe the most vital ingredient in successful therapy, is the relationship between therapist and client.

Therapy can support you in gaining new perspectives, developing a richer awareness of yourself and understanding the way that you are in relationships with others. This enables choices which enhance your life. The most important aspect of therapy, can be the 'space' in which you can talk about painful feelings and feel supported in recognising difficulties which you  have unsuccessfully been trying to ignore for some time.

From a performing arts background, I worked for many years as a classical singer. Drawing on my combined experience, I  support and coach performers. I am a Registered Therapist for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).  My understanding and experience in this area also enables me to work effectively with clients experiencing performance related issues at work, in educational environments, and in competitive sporting situations.

I have an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory, and a BA Hons Degree in Integrative Counselling.  I have been awarded Accredited Member Status with the BACP.

To support my work with couples, I have attended further training at COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) and have attended additional brief training at the Tavistock Institute for Couples Therapy.

I provide additional support for clients who work the twelve steps of addicts anonymous and for other family members of both recovering addicts and those who have not yet found recovery.  I have experience of working with all types of addiction and eating disorder. 



What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Development coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling