Penny Tanner - Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Registered MBACP

Penny Tanner -  Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Registered  MBACP

Abbey Mead
Natural Health Centre
7 Plymouth Road
PL19 8AU

01822 614798 / 07718 759931

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Abbey Mead
Natural Health Centre
7 Plymouth Road
PL19 8AU

01822 614798 / 07718 759931

About me

As a professional Integrative Counsellor I am passionate about my counselling practice. I offer warm, confidential work with individuals and couples inTavistock at Abbey Mead Natural Health Centre, 7 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8AU. This may be short or long-term depending on your needs. Please visit my website for more information.

As an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor I have studied many ways of dealing with issues that arise, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and adapt the way I work to your individual and personal needs. I believe our relationship is the most important element in the counselling space. My approach is to be guided by you keeping language jargon-free, welcoming, loving and sincere so that the experience feels comfortable and right for you.

I believe counselling can help you lead a happier life by a gentle journey of self-discovery to maximise your potential. I want you to feel free to speak openly, honestly and with confidence. I want to engage with you and for you to feel valued and understood for who you are. I firmly believe that change is possible for you.

My experience has been in areas of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders inluding anorexia and bulimia, bereavement and loss, anger management, issues of identity and sexuality, postnatal depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction, relationship issues, OCD, couples counselling and life crisis.  I recently attended a two day conference on Treatment Resistant Depression which has been inspirational learning for me helping those who do not want to take medication.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with people all my life, spending many years in Financial Institutions and understanding the pressures/stress of this type of work and the need for maintaining a sense of humour. Latterly I worked within the NHS in Dental and Medical practices in the SW.

I now work in private practice and have two comfortable rooms with disabled access and parking within walking distance of the centre of Plymouth and also of Tavistock.  I work in Plymouth on Tuesdays & Wednesday afternoons and Tavistock anytime on Thursdays and where I have the facility to work in the evenings if necessary.

Advanced Integrative Diploma Counselling (BACP accredited) (2008)
Level II Certificate Counselling Skills (2006)
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Attended courses including: Couples Counselling, Treatment Resistant Depression, Mindfulness, Body Therapy, Self-harm, Domestic Violence, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Non Verbal Communication & Anger, Sexual Identity, Rage & Relationship. Eating Disorders & Living with OCD.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body Image/weight issues
Family issues
Life stages and changes
Treatment Resistant Depression


The introductory session is used to explore working together. It is really important that you feel comfortable with me, and I with you. My fees are:

  • Individuals £40
  • Couples £65

    Please do not hesitate to call me if you require more information.

Further information

*I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in a safe and confidential environment keeping at all times to their Code of Ethics and also belong to their branch of Independent Practitioners.

*I hold a CRB Enhanced Disclosure (police check)
*I attend monthly supervision and attend regular courses to further my professional development.

Maps & Directions

Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


I am sorry I no longer work in Mannamead, however I am in Tavistock and have evening appointments on Thursdays.until 7pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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