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Specialisms

  • Addiction

    Addiction / Alcohol, Addiction / Caffeine, Addiction / Cannabis, Addiction / Cocaine, Addiction / Drug, Addiction / Gambling, Addiction / Inhalant, Addiction / Internet, Addiction / Hallucinogen, Addiction / Love and romance, Addiction / Opioid, Addiction / Other substance, Addiction / Pornography, Addiction / Prescription medication, Addiction / Sex, Addiction / Smoking, Addiction / Social media, Addiction / Stimulant, and Addiction / Video game

  • Anger

    Anger / Aggression, Anger / Anger management, and Anger / Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Anxiety / stress

    Anxiety / Agoraphobia, Anxiety / Acute stress, Anxiety / Death, Anxiety / Financial, Anxiety / Generalised, Anxiety / Health, Anxiety / Panic attacks, Anxiety / Performance, Anxiety / Separation, Anxiety / Social anxiety disorder, Anxiety / Social phobia, Anxiety / Specific phobia, and Anxiety / Stress management

  • Conduct disorders

    Conduct disorders / Antisocial personality disorder, Conduct disorders / Intermittent explosive disorder, Conduct disorders / Kleptomania, Conduct disorders / Opposition defiance, and Conduct disorders / Pyromania

  • Depression

    Depression / Dysthymia, Depression / Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Seasonal affective, Depression / Self harm, and Depression / Suicidal thoughts

  • Education

    Education / Boarding school concerns, Education / Dyslexia, Education / Exam pressure, Education / Learning difficulties, and School/academic performance

  • Family

    Family / Adoption, Family / Blended families, Family / Carer support, and Family / Conflict

  • Grief / loss

    Grief / Anticipatory mourning, Grief / Bereavement, Grief / Complicated grief, Grief / Loss of a pet, Grief / Loss of a parent, Grief / Loss of a spouse, Grief / Loss of a child, Grief / Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Identity

    Cultural / religious identity, Identity / Discrimination, Identity / Gender identity, Identity / Identity crisis, LGBTQ, Men's issues, Identity / Racial identity, Identity / Sexual orientation, and Women's issues

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

    Body dysmorphia (BDD), Ocd / Excoriation, Ocd / Hoarding, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Ocd / Trichotillomania

  • Personal

    Personal / Bitterness, Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Childhood related, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Goal setting, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Lack of focus, Personal / Life transition, Personal / Life coaching, Personal / Manipulative behaviour, Personal / Mid life crisis, Personal / Motivation, Personal / Nervous breakdown, Personal / Personal development, Personal / Self esteem, Personal / Shyness, Personal / Spirituality, Personal / Sports performance, and Personal / Victim mentality

  • Relationships

    Relationships / Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Relationships / Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Relationships / Codependency, Relationships / Communication difficulties, Relationships / Cross cultural, Relationships / Doubt in relationships, Relationships / Intimacy, Relationships / Marriage problems, Relationships / Parenting related, Relationships / Peer relationships, Relationships / Premarital counselling, Relationships / Rejection, and Relationships / Same sex couple issues

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Adjustment disorder and Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

    Work / Career progress, Work / Leadership, Work / Mediation, Work / Workplace bullying, Work / Workplace stress, and Work / Workplace performance

Book Online Counselling With Mark Penfold

Mark Penfold

£40
per sessionapprox. $52
Counsellor
Colchester, CO2 9JT
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16 Years Experience

Hi, I'm Mark a person centered counsellor based in Colchester. Counselling should always be a journey in which you come to a greater understanding of yourself and the issues that concern you. I offer you 16 yrs of experience. I work with individuals, couples, families and young people aged 11-18. Are you just looking to...
£40
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16 Years Experience

Hi, I'm Mark a person centered counsellor based in Colchester.
Counselling should always be a journey in which you come to a greater understanding of yourself and the issues that concern you. I offer you 16 yrs of experience. I work with individuals, couples, families and young people aged 11-18. Are you just looking to offload an emotional burden, deal with a loss, change negative ways of thinking, deal with stress, anxiety and depression, be less angry, or need help with relationships and how to communicate better? Or maybe you want to rebuild some confidence and gain more self esteem. I would love to help.
I use varied counselling styles including Person-Centred and CBT. Also i use an assertiveness coaching approach which helps people in " toxic relationships" where they need to put boundaries in place, helping them become less angry or for others less passive. I work with couples using a "emotionally focused style" which has proven to be very successful!
Most people find it liberating to talk to someone outside of their immediate circle who really wants to listen, enter into their world and not judge them. I am someone who will seek to understand, challenge you gently and work with you to help you find solutions to move forward in a realistic way.
I would be glad to share your story.


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Psychodynamic
    • Emotionally Focused EFT
    • Transactional analysis
    • Humanistic / Person Centred

Available via Video, Phone & at Colchester, CO2 9JT

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