Penny Boyland

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Somatic Tao

Penny has been working professionally in complementary healthcare since 2003. Her practice provides an integrated approach to all manner of stress, emotional distress and trauma, drawing on the professional approaches of Somatic Experiencing, Emotional Awareness, Chinese Taoism, Comprehensive Resource Model, (CRM, form of resourced eye work from the EMDR lineage) and the Grief Recovery Method (GRM).

She is certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and SE Senior Assistant, (UK, Polish and Australian teams), and is currently approved as a personal session provider, individual case consult provider and small group case consult provider for all levels of trainees from Beginner to Advanced.

Penny works with many different adults who come seeking help for all manner of unease or dis-ease, e.g. psycho-emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, anger issues; or physical symptoms such as heartburn, IBS, muscular tension/pain or fatigue. Previous clients have included those with a history of childhood abuse, birth trauma, and grief.

In 2009 she co-founded the Somatic Experiencing Association UK (SEA UK,, and served on the Management Committee 2009 - 2016, (Chair and Treasurer). She was also a Board member of the European Association of SE, (EASE) 2012 -2015.

Prior to retraining as a health professional in 1999 Penny worked in different areas of the pharmaceutical industry and so is very comfortable with medical and pharmaceutical terminology.

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  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Stress & Trauma Therapist; SEP & Senior Training Assistant

Professional Certifications

SEP & Senior SE Training Assistant, Licentiate of Acupuncture, mCThA, BSc Hons Pharmacology