Penny Mackay

Person-centred Humanistic Counsellor

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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I am a warm and compassionate person and naturally put people at ease. Please contact me for a free 20 minute initial phone consultation.

AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAging ConcernsAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBipolarBody Image IssuesBurn OutChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCodependencyCultural and Systemic OppressionDepressionDissociative Disorder (DD)DivorceDomestic AbuseEating DisorderFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFamily SystemsFeministGambling AddictionGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaIntellectual DisabilityInternet AddictionInterpersonalLearning DisorderLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefNonviolent CommunicationOCDODDPanic AttacksParentingPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaSpiritualityTranspersonalTraumaWomen’s Issues

I have a person-centred approach to therapy. I am a sensitive and intuitive person and would work with you providing a place you can feel safe and supported to talk about anything that may come up for you. I am interested in how to work best with you and will do my best to accommodate any preferences you may have and be flexible in approach. I will offer support and challenge you to reflect on your experiences, understand limiting long-held beliefs and re-connect with yourself to find new perspectives from within. Given the right conditions, everyone is capable of finding true self-acceptance and fulfilment in life. I offer you a warm welcome and a calm place to feel heard as the person you are. I recognise the courage it takes to begin counselling and have much respect for your personal experience.

I completed my training as a person-centred counsellor in Brighton. I have experience working with various genders and sexualities and am LGBTQ- allied. I welcome clients of all ethnicities, faiths, backgrounds and abilities. I have a special interest in working with neuro-divergent clients. Prior to starting my private practice, I worked as a counsellor and support group facilitator with Carers Support West Sussex. I have seen clients affected by issues such as anxiety and depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, emotional overwhelm, domestic abuse and more. I have experience providing counselling in person and by phone. My background covers the primary care sector of the NHS, linking in with local council-run services, charities and independent organisations. I have great insight and understanding into the demands on healthcare workers and public service workers.

Type of Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)Telephone