Mabelle Peñalver - Word on a Wing Counselling

Counsellor, Life Coach in Ashford and Canterbury, BACP Registered Member


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Training, qualifications & experience

Bilingual Spanish/English

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling - University of Kent

Certificate in Counselling - University of Kent

Introduction to Counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation

BA Comb. Hons. Film, Drama and English - University of Reading

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I practice according to the Association's Code of Practice and Ethical Framework. I am currently clinical manager at a community counselling service.

My background is in Arts and Media and I use these professional skills in addition to therapeutic training to inform my listening, giving my practice a wide range and depth of reference when exploring issues. I have varied and inclusive experience of cultural difference and feel comfortable working within these areas. This often adds a freshness of viewpoint, leading to counselling which can be seen as highly individual. The evolving respect and trust encourages clients to tackle difficulties and find their own pace and solutions.

I have extensive experience counselling in different settings: private practice, IAPT at GP surgeries, voluntary and private sectors. I have worked with a wide range of issues including identity, trauma, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictive behaviours, eating disorders, bereavement, low self esteem and many manifestations of psychological difficulties.

I continually work and develop both personally and professionally, attending workshops, lectures and embracing possibilities that encourages me to expand insight and awareness of myself and others.