Penny Mackay

Person-centred Humanistic Counsellor

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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About Me

I am a warm and compassionate person. I feel very fortunate to have found a vocation in which I can hold space for another person’s feelings and experiences. Please contact me for a free 20 minute initial phone consultation.

To Help You With...
AbuseAging ConcernsAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBody Image IssuesChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCodependencyDomestic AbuseEating DisorderFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFamily SystemsGambling AddictionHistorical TraumaInterpersonalLoss or GriefParentingPersonal GrowthPolitical ClimatePostpartumRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemTrauma
Therapeutic Approach

I have a person-centred approach to therapy. I am a sensitive and intuitive person and would work with you in creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy, to allow you to feel safe and supported to talk about anything that may come up for you. The way I work is to support you to reflect on your experiences, connect with yourself and find answers and different 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 unique individual you are, free from judgement. I recognise the courage it takes to begin counselling and have much respect for your personal experience.


My background is primarily working in 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. I trained as a person-centred counsellor in Brighton. 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 various issues such as anxiety and depression, carer fatigue, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, emotional overwhelm. I have experience providing counselling in person and by phone.

Type of Therapy
HumanisticPerson Centered Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Short Term (Face to Face)Telephone