Ms Alison Penfold

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30060439

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  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Having established a successful private practice in London since 2010, I now practice in Central Bath and online across the UK

Originally from an arts background, for many years I worked as a classical singer before making my decision to train as a therapist.

My training began with an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Theory and Skills, continuing with a BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Relational Counselling. Whilst training, I initiated a now thriving counselling practice in a busy NHS medical centre, where I began my practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues

I now work with individuals and couples and have obtained a certificate in couples work from COSRT, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, to support my work with the latter. I have extensive experience of supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, including in a boarding school setting. I support clients who are working the Twelve-Step Addiction Recovery programme.

Utilising my background as a classical singer and voice teacher, I regularly work with performers and others working in a wide range of Creative Arts. I am a BAPAM registered therapist and have worked as a guest lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire presenting workshops on Emotional Wellbeing for Performers.

In my work with young adults, I feel able to engage with your reality on a wide range of issues, and to offer a space in which to safely explore any difficulties that you are experiencing.

I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, having completed a rigorous post-qualification process. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I continue to support my work and to increase my knowledge and understanding, with ongoing training.

Areas of interest

Relationships; Historical Abuse; Sibling Abuse; Bullying; Performing Artists; Creative Artists

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