Penny Foley Integrative Arts TherapistPenny Foley:

Integrative Therapist (HCPC, BACP)

My name is Penny Foley. I am an experienced Psychotherapist, registered with the HCPC and BACP, working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston and Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Integrative Arts Therapy and have worked as a psychotherapist both within the NHS, and a number of mental health charities including MIND.

It is always so pleasing to see clients change and improve their well-being during therapy.

I work with adults to bring clarity and understanding to the causes as well as the symptoms of mental health difficulties, finding the most appropriate approach to support your individual needs.

The quality of the relationship between client and therapist is central to the success of the work we will do together.

I realise it can be hard to know where to start. We will begin by gaining a clear understanding of what has brought you to therapy, and what you hope to gain from it.

I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space where you can give voice to your life experiences and unhelpful thoughts, so we can explore together how best to understand them and make changes.

People come to therapy for many reasons, including difficulties with relationships or family life, challenging events such as bereavement and loss, trauma, and emotional distress such as anger, anxiety and low mood.

As an Integrative therapist, I have a range of theories to draw on,  tailoring my approach to work in a way that is comfortable for you.

We can work creatively using the arts and imagination if you find that helpful. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Psychotherapy can help us to regain control of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and enable us to re-assess how we think about ourselves and the world.

Sometimes long-held beliefs about ourselves and where we fit in deserve to be challenged so we can stop what happened in the past from dictating our future.

Therapy can help you to live your best life – which is what we all deserve.

“You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” –  (Jon Kabat-Zinn


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Penny Foley – Working Hours

Monday 09:00 – 18:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday 15:00 – 19:00 Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun 10:00 – 14:00 (Sat)

Contact Details

Penny Foley, Integrative Therapist (HCPC), can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07817 688487

Clients Penny Foley Works With

Client Issues Penny Deals With

Therapy Modalities Penny uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

M.A. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

B.A. Drama and Performance Arts

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills

Previous Therapeutic Experience

Penny has previously worked as a psychotherapist in NHS mental health services, and the charity sector

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.