Jan Penfold Counsellor Hove

Hello, I’m Jan. Welcome to my website.

I am an integrative Counsellor based at Poets Corner, which is in the heart of HOVE. 

I would like to invite you to have a browse around my site to get a feel of whether you think Counselling might be for you.

You might be wondering ‘why choose Counselling rather than just talking to family or friends?’ Good question. One reason is that Therapy gives you the opportunity to devote an hour entirely on yourself whereby you can talk about anything and be taken seriously. Some people say the healing process starts the moment they feel they are heard. Talking things through allows you to completely focus your attention on your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Counselling provides a space where you are able to explore and be yourself without judgement or being told what you should do.

Please see my ‘About me’ page for information about my Walking & Talking Therapy.

Whatever is troubling you may be difficult to voice. Sometimes it’s a struggle to find the words to explain. You may have lost your way and need some help to rediscover yourself. Being in a position to say aloud those weird or frightening thoughts that have been going round your mind is liberating. This is often a new experience for many people but it is the first repairable step to your real and sometimes scary world.

All of us are unique individuals and as such, my approach is different for each person. Sometimes we will explore and look at past behaviours & patterns and how they affect the present time and sometimes we will work in a short term solution-focussed way.

My aim, as your therapist, is to work alongside you whilst guiding and helping you to find your own solutions.