Penny Sofroniou

Contact Details

Address:
Wickford, ss11
Email:
Phone:
Mobile:
07568350457
Website (1):

Location

Directions:
10-15 minute walk from Wickford Rail station/town centre

Fees & Charges

£25 for an initial session
£50 per session thereafter

£30 per session for trainee counsellors

Availability/Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Sunday - closed

Access:

Car parking available, Ground Floor Room But No Wheelchair Access, Online/Internet Counselling, Skype Video Counselling.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Androgyne
Asexual
Bisexual
Celibate
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Gay
Heterosexual
Kink/BDSM (all gender/sexualities)
Lesbian
Questioning
Trans F2M
Trans M2F
Transgender
Unsure
Age ranges:
Adults
Seniors (60+)
Young Adults (16-24)
Relationship Styles:
Closed/Monogamous
Friend and Family members
Open
Polyamorous

About me

After attaining my degree in Psychology, I trained to diploma level as am Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have professional accredited status with National Counselling Society (NCS).

 

I'm experienced and passionate in working with clients who identify within the gender, sexuality and relationship diversity community. I have been a Counsellor at the Enfield LGBT Network since 2015 (working in person and online), as well as other charity organisations and several schools. Overall my work with clients has been a mixture of GSRD and Non-GSRD individuals, but I am keen to work more with the GSRD community.

 

I offer short term and long term counselling from my practice in Wickford, Essex (SS11) and I also offer online (video chat) sessions. 

Sexual & Gender Identity:
Bisexual - Female

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) and a BSc(hons) Psychology (BPS).

 

There are all sorts of reasons why people seek out counselling. Sometimes people are struggling with something specific, like difficult relationships with family/friends/romantic partners, or something more general, like feeling stuck in a rut, unable to move forward with living your own life. Sometimes it's just wanting to talk about stuff in a non-judgmental and confidential space. It takes a lot of courage to even admit that we are struggling, and even more to make that first move reaching out to a professional, hoping they'll be able to help us. Making that first phone call or leaving that first message can be quite nerve wrecking!

 

It's important to remember that seeing and LGBTQ+ counsellor doesn't nessessarily mean your sessions will be focused on your sexuality or gender.

 

Apart from GSRD related topics/issues, I most commonly work with those suffering with depression and anxiety, but I have also worked well with the following issues:

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Family dysfunction
  • OCD
  • Isolation/Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Phobias
  • Relationship problems
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Psychotherapy.
Specialisms and interests:
 
Theoretical approach:
Attachment Theory (Psychodynamic), CBT, Gestalt, Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic (Freudian).
Ethical Framework:
BACP, National Counselling Society.

Qualifications

cpcab level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
CPCAB (Feb 2016)
Accreditations:
National Counselling Society

Issues and problems I can help with:

Anaemia, Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Bereavement/Grief, Bipolar Disorder, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Chronic Physical Ilness, Claustrophobia, Coming Out Issues, Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Dating And Relationship Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Growth & Development, Gender Identity Concerns, Homophobic Bullying, Insomnia/ Sleep Disorders/ Apnea, Intimacy Issues, Kink/BDSM Identity Concerns, M.E./ Glandular Fever/ Tiredness, Organisational/Life Management, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Pregnancy/ Post Natal Depression, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Self Esteem/Confidence, Shame/Guilt, Single Parenting Issues, Sports and Exercise Injuries, Stress Management, Suicidal Behaviour/Ideation, Transgender, Trauma, Workplace Issues.



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