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Ms Penny Downy

Ms Penny Downy

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Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Penny Downy Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Mobile 0416 768 720

Are you looking for professional, non-judgemental support in a safe and caring environment? Prior clients have stated that my calm and positive nature has been particularly helpful during times of stress and crisis! Let's work together to achieve your dreams......

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Workshops / Courses 
  • I offer individual sessions in a confidential and caring environment.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Childhood Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, PTSD, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Conversational Model, Interpersonal, Journal Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented

    I believe that with guidance and encouragement, every individual has the ability to create for themselves a peaceful and meaningful existence. My aim is to empower people through increased self-esteem, decision making skills and self-awareness to overcome adversity and live a full and authentic life.


    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) - 2009 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Diploma of Counselling and Communication - 2004 - Australian College of Applied Psychology

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    As a Clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, I am bound by their professional Code of Ethics. I am required to undergo regular Supervision and participate in ongoing Professional Development.

    Background

    I commenced my Private Practice in partnership in June, 2004 and have also worked in a Community Counselling Service. For the past 5 years I have worked part-time in Not-for-Profit organisations as a community welfare advocate for clients with complex needs. I am now working at a new location in private practice at Newtown, in Sydney's inner west. I have continued my studies and over the past few years completed my Cert IV in Training & Assessment as well as numerous professional development courses. My work is enriched by a wealth of lifetime experiences.

    Appointments

    Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8.00am - 3.00pm by appointment

    Transport and Parking

    Buses: 412 at door or easy walk from King St, Newtown all buses (alight near Missenden Road)
    Train: 15 minute walk from Newtown station
    Car: 2 hour meter parking at front of building (Carillon Avenue)

    Fees

    $130 1 hour session
    $175 1 1/2 hour session

    Payment Options

    Cash, cheque or direct deposit to bank account.



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    10 Questions with Penny Downy

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • After many years working in different caring fields and undergoing my own in-depth personal therapy and reaping the rewards of this, I decided to 'live my passion' and study psychotherapy and counselling. Through my work I am able to utilize my calm, inquisitive and positive nature, professional education and ongoing commitment to lifelong learning and a wealth of lifetime of experiences. I believe that each individual has the ability to heal themselves. It is my privilege to accompany them on this journey, help them identify their own strengths and guide them through the skills that will enable them to overcome past trauma and current adversity and enable them to live full and meaningful lives.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I believe in offering a holistic service which incorporates a number of philosophical approaches and so always work from a trauma informed, client-centred, strength based approach. My work is tailored to suit each individual I work with and is also influenced by mindfulness, and more traditional therapeutic methods such as narrative and psychodynamic therapy.
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    Ms Penny Downy

    Penny Downy

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I am a professional psychotherapist and counsellor who has a genuine desire to support the welfare and success of others. My aim is to work with you to manage past trauma and/or current anxiety, adversity and uncertainty so that you can achieve the full and authentic life you desire. ...

    • Newtown
    • CBT, Conversational Model, Interpersonal, Journal Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented