Penny Jarman MBACP
Are you struggling with difficult feelings? Feeling low and lacking in motivation? Feeling stuck and powerless to change? It is likely that counselling could help you. I am a counsellor with more than 7 years experience working with a wide range of different clients in both private practice and the voluntary setting.
About me: Before training as a counsellor I had worked in the NHS for more than 20 years mainly in the area of cancer care and life limiting disease. I know from personal experience how daunting it can be to take the step of going for counselling and know what it is like to sit in the clients chair!
My counselling experience has brought me into touch with a wide range of different individuals and continues to fuel my passion for the resources that each one of us has with in us!
When Counselling could help:
You may need some help to get you through a difficult time:
You may be encountering relationship difficulties e.g, separation or divorce, betrayal or affairs or other family issues. Struggling to cope with a bereavement, or coming to terms with a serious or chronic illness or disability. You may be facing a major life change such as redundancy or unemployment.
You may be aware of patterns of behavior that are harming yourself and affecting your relationships with others : self harm, alcohol abuse, gambling,
disordered eating e.g anorexia or over eating. You may feel unable to change your patterns of thinking and behaving no matter how hard you try.
You may be anxious, stressed or depressed and these feelings just wont go away.
Perhaps you may be aware of underlying issues which affect you now: abuse (physical , sexual, neglect, emotional), either in childhood or as an adult. There may be other issues from your past which you know affect the way life is for you now.
Basically you can bring anything that you want to counselling and the truth is most things don't have clear labels .... come as you are and we can untangle things together!
What I can offer you
I can offer you a safe and confidential place for you to bring and talk about what ever is concerning you. I will seek to provide a relationship where you are listened to accepted and understood. A place where you can explore your thoughts and feelings around the difficulties that you are facing. A space where you can begin to work out the way ahead.
The way that I work
I work with your agenda and at your pace.
Contact Me: Please feel free to contact me my telephone or email. If I am unable to answer the phone please leave a message and I will aim to get back to you with in 24 hours.
Initial Session: Free!
An opportunity for us to meet and for you to ask any questions and for me to explain the way that sessions work.
Sessions: Usually weekly for an hour. You may want a fixed number of sessions to work through a particular issue or longer term counselling, we can discuss this.
The Hayridge Centre Cullompton: A modern building with disabled access, adjacent car park and opposite a bus stop (with links from Exeter, Tiverton and surrounding area and Tiverton Parkway railway station).
Rocknell Manor : A thatched Devon Farm house, on site parking. Located 10 minutes from Junction 27 M5 Motorway:
- Take exit junction 27 off of the M5 onto the A361 towards Tiverton.
- Take the first slip road off signed Sampford Peverell and Tiverton Parkway Station.
- At the top of the slip road turn right signed Holcombe Rogus.
- After 1 mile turn right at the cream house signed Westleigh.
- Rocknell Manor Farm is 1 mile on right.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bsc (Hons) University of Wales 1985, RD
- Diploma in Counselling University Gloucestershire 2009
I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This professional body ensures a strict code of ethics and the highest standards of practice and confidentiality. I abide by their code of ethics and good practice. I regularly attend Professional Development courses and seek to keep my self up to date and well informed.
I have many years experience as a Registered Dietitian and an understanding of disordered eating behaviours e.g anorexia, bulimia and over eating.
I have experience in working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol addiction, abuse, (physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual ), bereavement, low self esteem and relationship issues. I welcome exploration of Spirituality whether from a faith perspective or not.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£30/ session (reduced rates available please discuss with me)
Evening sessions available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times and evenings ,weekends
Types of client