Penny Skyrme (MBACP) (Fd Degree in Counselling)

Penny Skyrme (MBACP) (Fd Degree in Counselling)

The Waverly Stores
23 Lammas Street
SA31 3AL

07850 699307

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About me

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training / Qualifications / Experience;

Diploma and Foundation Degree in Counselling
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.

Other experience;
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.

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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

£50 per hour for couples

£30  students, Veterans and OAP's

Further information

Facebook; O'Pen Hearted Talking Therapy page

07850 699307

Maps & Directions

Carmarthenshire, SA31 3AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

This can be requested


Monday and Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm The Waverly Stores, 23 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AL

Types of client

Older adults