Penelope Anne Rose Bould

Penelope Anne Rose Bould

Mindfulness Practitioner in Warwick

Appeared on BBC TV and radio and in other media as an expert on mental well-being and relationships. Seeking solutions? Perhaps you have an idea of what has caused issues in your mental being and or relationship and or behaviours, or maybe it's a puzzle?

A friendly soul with a can-do practical attitude, I can provide you with the benefits of having undertaken a really unusually broad range of training in mental health and wellbeing. I graduated in counselling in 2002 but also read psychology at two universities before completing that qualification.

A former member of the University of Warwick Medical School Advisory Board and experienced university guest lecturer and course designer and leader, I am
ex NHS. I am a CBT, person centred, NLP and integrative therapist with a large toolbox of techniques to identify and respond to an entire A to Z of challenges, problems, mental health conditions and issues.

The good news is that with a warm-hearted, experienced, mature extensively trained professional therapist wonderful change is possible.

I offer you the benefits of special techniques, some used in sessions and some which you can also use in your daily life, especially because I have undertaken an unusually wide range of extra learning. A professionally tested and registered therapist, I am a member of ten professional bodies.

I have been educated at several universities, colleges and training centres and attended over 100 courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.

If you need me to write a report for any purpose, such as a university panel or court case, where appropriate I can produce a report regarding an assessment and treatment.

Winner of the European Commission Breaking Barriers Award UK Certificate.

Background & Qualifications

I have provided professional counselling / psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy for literally thousands of hours since my first higher level clinical placements in 2006.

This is a new entry in progress.

Main courses have included:-
1997 240 points towards a degree in Psychology, Sociology and Statistics Open University / University of Sheffield
2002 Certificate in Intermediate Level Counselling - Tile Hill College, Coventry
2002 Graduate Certificate in The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Coventry University
2004 Certificate in Health Psychology: Understanding Mental Ill-health - Coventry University - achieved 92% assignment mark and 90% for the written exam
2005 Certificate in Bereavement Care (Counselling)
2006 Certificate In Lifecoaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming - NCF 18 month course with many assignments
2005-2007 Completed taught part of Diploma in The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Warwickshire College / ABC Exam Board
2008 Completed clinical placements from 2006 to 2008 for completion of Diploma - achieved 95% to 100% in all sections including reports by clinical supervisors on my
work with clients as part of my 14,000 word portfolio
2008 Completed Certificate in Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Open College Network 3 month course with weekly exams & portfolio - Cert. printed January 2009
2011 Completed course in Family & Systemic Therapy - NHS
2012 Completed course in Psychosexual Studies: Understanding the Sexual Relationship - London
2013 Completed training in Couples Therapy
2013 British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy exam passed for Certificate of Proficiency - required for entry onto new national register
2014 Completed training as a Clinical Supervisor of other therapists
2015 Completed training in Assessment and Treating those at Risk from Offending and Perpetrators of Sexual Offending with two specialist organisations

I have also undertaken a host of extra training and will add a fuller list soon, but it adds up to around 100 courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and webinars ona very wide range complete A to Z of issues including: abuse, addiction of all types, anxiety, bullying, depression, dissociation, eating disorders, harassment, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma and much more.

I was a volunteer for many years in a range of organisations helping people with problems.

I originally read psychology and sociology with statistics for social scientist at university from the age of 18 and this was followed by a substantial career in regional and national journalism, broadcasting and newspaper and journal reporting and editing as well as strategic and creative operational public relations and media and presentations skills leading and tutoring.

I have been a a BBC staff reporter, producer, editor and presenter, managing director a=of a news and public relations and media agency I built form scratch, and journal editor and national public relations officer of a specialist government funded organisation working to help children and young people facing prejudice, discrimination, oppression and disadvantage in education.

My Specialisms

This entry is new and in progress. Specialisms include:-
* Adults
* Couples
* Sexual Therapy also known as Psychosexual Therapy or Sexology Treatment
* Children and Young People
* Survivors of Harassment and Sexual Abuse & Offending
* Those at risk of sexually offending
* Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse, Violence, Online Offending & Other forms of offending, where appropriate

* Abuse in all its forms
* ADD and ADHD
* Addictions - alcohol, substances, behavioural addictions such as to caffeine, child abuse imagery, gaming, grooming, gambling, pornography, shopping, technology
* Anxiety
* Anger Management
* Assertiveness
* Autism
* Bereavement / Grief / Loss
* Bullying
* Confidence
* Depression
* Dissociation
* Eating Disorders
* Generalised Anxiety Disorder
* Harassment - whether you are a victim survivor or a potential or actual offender or you have witnessed such behaviour
* Health anxiety
* Personality Disorders
* Post critical events
* Prejudice
* Presentation Anxiety & Skills including media interviews
* Relationships
* Self Esteem
* Sexual Offending
* Stress
* Suicidality
* Trauma
* Vaginismus

To name but a few of the issues I have had specialised training and lots of experience in assessing and treating.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

* CBT Cogntiive Behavioural Therapy
* Integrative Therapy
* Mindfulness
* Attachment Therapy
* Person Centred Rogerian / Humanistic Approach
* Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
* Systemic and Family Practice - has techniques for one to one and couple work use too
* Plus elements of TransActional Analysis and the Psychodynamic approaches

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone £59 per 30 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £59 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £30 per 30 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £59 per 50 minutes
NLP Online/Telephone £59 per 50 minutes
Mindfulness Online/Telephone £59 per 30 minutes
Sex Therapy Online/Telephone £75 per 30 minutes
Relationship Therapy Online/Telephone £72 per 30 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Sessions can vary in length depending on your needs, up to three hours with comfort breaks. If you want to start off with a short session to check you feel comfortable with me then we can discuss agreeing on a suitable timing. Couple sessions can be from 50 minutes upwards but at least 80 minutes is recommended. I also treat those at risk of or who are already sex offenders at a rate of £75 when via phone or online per 50 minutes. If you are in financial difficulties then we can discuss the possibility of a reduced rate.