Agatha Penney

Agatha Penney


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English, Polish

Contact information

Phone number
+447495369434

Contact Agatha

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
+447495369434
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” (Soren Kierkegaard)

Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and heightened stress level.

What happens next are the by-products of the above, which amongst others are: family issues, relationship difficulties, separation, affairs, depression, prolonged sadness, lack of motivation and energy, addictions and many others.

We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. Negligence of our emotional or sexual healths will affect the others and often leads to our physical health issues. This scenario in many cases creates a vicious cycle, where we see a doctor for physical misalignments without attending to the real causes of our suffering.

We think we are strong and we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.

At times like this, therapeutic process can come really handy and can help us to see our lives through a different pair of lens. No matter what, therapy can be a practical investment in your personal well being, health and prosperousness. Once in the process, you will gain awareness that will help you in developing new powerful meanings of yourself and the world around you, and that empowering level of consciousness can never be taken away from you.

Practice description

I offer a fully confidential, non-judgemental and integrative approach to general & psychosexual therapy for couples and individuals with evidence-based (CBT) and humanistic models, which assists working through life challenges whilst gaining awareness, tools and confidence of self.

This is a list of some but not all these issues I also work with: 

  • low self-worth and low self-confidence 
  • difficult/complicated family/parents/siblings relations
  • mother-daughter relationship conflict
  • estrangement from family
  • separation from a child
  • shunning
  • people pleasing tendencies
  • communication problems
  • workplace bullying

Psychosexual and Relationship Issues:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • divorce/separation
  • affairs
  • vaginismus
  • dyspareunia and/or vulval/vaginal pain
  • anorgasmia
  • menopause and its impacts
  • low or lack of sexual desire
  • unfulfilled sexual needs
  • change in sexual needs
  • arousal difficulties
  • erectile dysfunctions (inc. porn related ED)
  • premature ejaculation
  • difficulty ejaculating
  • intimacy issues
  • understanding one's sexuality

My first session

Following an initial short call, shall we decide to go ahead, we will make arrangements for the first session, during which we will talk about the reasons you wish to enter the therapeutic process.

You will be invited to share what feels right about the circumstances and the nature of the issue you are struggling with. I will probably complete a psychological assessment (questionnaire) to establish where you are in the sense of coping and problems at the moment and we will come up with a plan for the therapeutic process. 

You will decide whether you wish to work towards your goals, or explore more of the past before moving forward. All routes in therapy are dictated by the needs of the individual person, as we are all unique, hence we have different requirements and ways to achieve our objectives. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Depression, Development coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Exeter

Exeter EX4
07495369434
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Becoming a supervisor felt like a natural way of progressing with my therapeutic career and sharing my experience and knowledge with fellow colleagues

Practice description

I hold a Certificate in Clinical Supervision with a training centre endorsed and accredited by UKCP.  I provide an integrative model of supervision for both, counselling and psychotherapy students as well as qualified practitioners, including group supervision.

Supervision Students £45, Qualified Therapists £55

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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