Penny Skyrme (MBACP) BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
As individuals, on our own personal journeys, we all have different ways of coping with our emotional struggles in life. Sometimes we have support from others, and other times we have no one to turn to.
We occasionally get through the hard times by isolating ourselves through fear, overwhelm or sadness. In life we have choices to make and different paths to follow, in real life things go wrong and we lose ourselves in the business and responsibilities of everyday life. Events can unfold rapidly and we sometimes find ourselves being unable to cope or reach out, some days we feel that we have just had enough.
I believe that seeking an appropriate and caring counsellor can be supportive in giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard. We can look at different tools to help you through the tough days and coping strategies to explore overwhelming or confusing feelings and emotions.
I will respectfully work alongside you, at a pace that is comfortable to you. Together we can explore issues (big or small) to improve your quality of life and help you to feel more fulfilled.
We can look at different skills and methods that are suitable to you on assessment and discuss how you would like to move forward with the sessions. We can work long term or short term to suit your needs. I can work 1:1 or with couples, 18 years or older.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor with a person-centred approach and Humanistic values. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such I am governed by their ethical framework within my counselling role. I also hold an advanced DBS check.
I am currently practicing from The Waverly Stores, 23 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AL on Mondays and Saturdays from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
I am happy to receive texts or emails to discuss your personal needs or supply further information as requested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Training / Qualifications / Experience;
Diploma and Foundation Degree in Counselling, BA (Hons) Degree - First.
Previous placements; Bereavement Centre Glangwili Hospital, MIND Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire Counselling Service.
Specialising in Counselling Elite Sports people for Performance anxiety, Visualisation, Rehabilitation, Injury and Retirement.
Experienced in Bereavement and loss.
Experienced in Smoking Cessation.
Experienced in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Main Courses attended recently; Infant & pregnancy loss, Body Psychotherapy, Complex Trauma / PTSD, Childhood sexual abuse, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Transactional Analysis (T.A.), Mindfulness, Self-Care, Visualisation and relaxation, Human Givens, Mental Health, Solution Focused Therapy and Neurobiology.
Previous volunteer work with NSPCC School services to raise awareness of abuse.
Volunteer Welfare officer for local Swimming clubs for children and adults.
Background in Water sports, Sports Therapy, Swimming coaching and Rehabilitation classes for Cardiac and Pulmonary disease.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Elite Sports people
- Performance anxiety
- Sports injury / rehabilitation and retirement
- Cardiac Disease / Pulmonary Disease
- Adults who suffered Childhood sexual abuse
- Complex grief
- Pregnancy & Infant loss
£35 per hour for individuals / face to face or online
£50 per hour for couples / face to face or online
£30 students, Veterans and OAP's / face to face or online
Concessions offered for
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