Welcome to Pensive Counselling
My name is Penny Sofroniou and I offer counselling and psychotherapy services. My office is based in the Wickford Runwell area and is within easy reach of Basildon, Billericay, Rayleigh, Hockley, Battlesbridge, South Hanningfield and South Woodham Ferrers.
I help people get to the root of what is causing their problems, and support them in finding ways to change their lives for the better.
If you’re reading this, I imagine you might be finding yourself struggling to manage things right now; maybe you’re finding it’s a recent thing, or maybe it’s been happening for some time, and you’re making a decision to take that first step to get better.
It takes a lot of courage to even admit that we are struggling, and even more to make that first move reaching out to a professional, hoping they’ll be able to help us. Making that first phone call or leaving that first message can be quite nerve wrecking!
You might be wondering how (or if) I can help you. You might be looking for help with making a change right away, or you might be looking for more information about how counselling works and if it’s the right journey for you.
Some of the most common problems that I help people to overcome are feelings of depression, anxiety, or a sense of isolation and loneliness. I am particularly interested in working with those who identify as LGBTQ+, although these are not the only things I can help with (check out the about section for more info on what I can help with).
What I offer is a safe and confidential space to explore the things that are troubling you, and through our sessions you can hope to gain some understanding, clarity and insight to yourself and your issues.