Penelope Furness

Penelope Furness

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Sheffield

Sheffield S10
Sessions from £48.00


  • Concessionary rates


Unfortunately, I currently fully booked and have closed my waiting list to new clients until February 2024.

I offer sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons / evenings and Friday all day.

I work in a comfortable counselling room in the S10 area of Sheffield, close to the University and Hallamshire Hospital.

The room is on the second floor of a building without lift access.

Free parking is available onsite and the room is close to tram and bus stops.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.

​This means I have been trained in and can draw on different ideas and approaches to support you.

People seek therapy for many different reasons, and I believe every client is a unique individual who deserves to be fully heard, understood and valued.

I aim to support and empower clients within a safe therapeutic relationship based on honesty, trust and collaboration. In our sessions, I will help you explore and gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships.

We will work together to find answers to problems, consider ways of living with difficulties and distress, and move towards achieving what is most important to you.

Practice description

I know from experience how daunting therapy may feel and how helpful it can be. 

Having the space and time to talk, feel, think and explore within a safe, confidential, trusting relationship can help you make sense of your experiences. 

This is often the first important step in healing, meeting life’s challenges, making positive changes and choices, and achieving growth and progress.

How do I work?

I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy. Long-term therapy is particularly suited to developing a close relationship which supports deep trust and exploration. 

Therapy often works best when sessions are weekly. However, I can also offer fortnightly or even monthly sessions, to suit you.

I offer primarily in-person sessions but can be flexible if you might need or prefer telephone or online sessions from time to time.

Whom might this therapy be suitable for?

I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My areas of special interest and expertise include:

Mid-life, menopause and later life issues

Loss, bereavement and grief

Relationship difficulties

Isolation and loneliness

Anxiety and low mood


Living with chronic conditions

Appearance concerns

I also have experience working with clients facing the following concerns and difficulties: 

Insomnia and sleeplessness


Thoughts about death or suicide


My first session

I offer a short free telephone consultation first. 

In this informal chat, you can ask any questions you have, and we would be able to discuss your needs and wishes. We can consider if we are a good match and how we might best work together.

We would also discuss session rates and times.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work

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