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About Penny


Hello, my name is Penny Wicks and I am a counsellor based in Canterbury, Kent.


People who come into counselling often want to know about their therapist and why not! So here is an insight to my life.


I qualified as a secondary teacher in 1984 and I quickly started to enjoy working pastorally with children and parents and finished my teaching career as a Head of Sixth Form.  I decided to undertake the four years training as a counsellor and although a very hard and intensive training I thoroughly enjoyed it and have continued to keep up to date with ongoing training. 


Life is full of ups and downs and I have experienced my own personal traumas and changes and counselling helped me to understand myself and become aware of how I can manage  life more effectively.  I hope that my professional and personal experience will give you the strength and confidence to move on in your life.


On a final note - I always remember one of my counselling tutors saying that she learns from her clients and that is so true. 

Accreditation and qualifications

I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework, I appear on the BACP register as Penelope Wicks and my membership number is 156142.

I have a fully enhanced DBS check (updated March 2022) and personal liability insurance.

I undertake safe guarding training and complete at least 30 hours of continuous professional development annually.


My qualifications include:

Certificate in Supervision (December 2020)

Practitioner Certificate in Couples Counselling (July 2013)

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - theory and practice (August 2008)

Certificate in Counselling (August 2006)

Advanced Certificate in Careers Education and Guidance (December 2000)

B.Ed Hons (August 1984)

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