Alison Penfold

Alison Penfold

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bath

Bath BA2
Sessions from £70.00


  • 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 enables me to work effectively with clients experiencing other 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 obtained a certificate from COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) and have attended brief CPD training at the Tavistock Institute for Couples Therapy.

I provide additional support for clients who work the Twelve Steps of Addicts Anonymous and for 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. 

My first session

Our first session provides an opportunity for information gathering.  We can discuss the help you feel you need and how I might best support you on this journey of self understanding, compassion, awareness of the process of others close to you and the world around us and ultimately change. This can help you achieve balance and hope in your life amidst the challenging times in which we now live.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

CBT, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

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