SA31 1PZ, United Kingdom
Fd Degree / BA completing 2020
Wheelchair access
Session types
Face to face counselling
Older Adults

Penny Skyrme

Primary Location

I am a qualified Integrative counsellor with a Humanistic approach.

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.

Date Qualified
Training, Qualifications and 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.

Behavioural therapy
Couples counselling
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy
Person-centred therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
Separation anxiety
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Work-related stress

Happy to receive queries by Texts and emails 9-5pm Monday -Saturday 9-5pm. Session availability; Monday and Saturday 9-5pm, Evenings limited and by request. Based at The Waverly Stores, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

£35 per hour
£30 for Students, OAP’s and Veterans
£50 Couples Counselling

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