Penny Tanner - Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Registered MBACP
Natural Health Centre
7 Plymouth Road
01822 614798 / 07718 759931
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 www.wecounsel.co.uk 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Body Image/weight issues
Life stages and changes
Treatment Resistant Depression
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
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.
*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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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