The 1000 dreams Counselling Team is led by Tanya Penn and supported by David Deakin, both of whom are qualified Counsellors and full members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We believe in, and are trained in an ‘integrated counselling’ approach, which means that we are not limited to just one approach (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT). This means that we treat each person as a holistic individual, and use the therapeutic approach that will be most appropriate. You can be assured that all of our Counsellors will be empathetic, non-judgemental, and want the best outcome for you.

We are able to offer face-to-face counselling in Berkshire and Surrey (home of Pregnancy Twinning) and in some other areas of the UK, and this is expanding all the time. For details about availability in specific geographic areas, please contact us.

However, using online video counselling means that you can access this service from anywhere, if you have a device with good internet access. And this has many benefits in terms of being able to do this from your own home, without perhaps having to involve other people, and at lower cost, We offer a trial 50 min online session, at a 50% discount, where you can assess if further sessions are going to be useful for you.

Tanya Penn - Head of Counselling Services

Tanya is Head of Counselling Services and a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has 7 years counselling experience and specialises in working with pre-natal and post-natal issues, including anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Tanya is a mum of three children and lives in Reading.

David Deakin - Counsellor/Director of Chasing Zero

David is educated to Masters level, with a background in healthcare. He is also a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with full membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). David has personally trained over 200 Mentor Mothers in pregnancy, maternal and infant health, and is the pioneer of Pregnancy Twinning and the 1000 dreams campaign. David lives near Camberley, Surrey and is a dad of three children.

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