It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Penny Parks.

She passed away peacefully at home on the 11th July 2020 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She will be greatly missed not just by her friends and family, but also the many people that she touched the hearts and lives of around the world through both her therapy and her music.

A celebration of her life will be held when lockdown has been lifted and it is safe to do so. The date, time and venue will be posted on this website as soon as it has been able to set a date and make arrangements.

I am a motivational speaker, singer, author and artist. I have been described as a gifted communicator and acclaimed for enhancing participant’s self-confidence, motivation, inspiration and creativity (I’m sure they must be right!). I talk on several subjects and ensure that humour is in the mix.

I have presented talks and workshops for the NHS, MIND, Relate, B.T., Social Services, Police, Probation, Universities, Training Organisations, Samaritans, Women’s Institute, Probus Clubs, private agencies and diverse businesses. I have even had the dubious pleasure of several national and local media appearances.

Over 35 years ago, I pioneered and developed the first ‘inner child’ therapy model designed to successfully resolve childhood abuse issues - Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT). I authored books, training courses, workshops and I am consulted as an expert in my field. Due to challenges with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I turned 74, in 2017, I had to retire from my work as a psychotherapist and trainer. I now concentrate on speaking, singing, art work and later may add in a workshop or two. Although I’ve slowed down, I’m far from ‘out’.

I am an American, with British citizenship, and have lived in the UK since 1982. I reside in Suffolk with my English husband and a small dog, Pixi. I have also been known in Suffolk as a jazz/blues vocalist and often close my presentations with a song (nothing like taking advantage of a captive audience!)

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