Penelope Skyrme

Penelope Skyrme

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire SA31
Sessions from £35.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I am not available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Sundays

About me and my therapy practice

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 sometime we have no one to turn to.

We sometimes 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, sometimes 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, with 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.

Practice description

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; Body Psychotherapy, Complex Trauma / PTSD, Childhood sexual abuse, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (T.A.), Couples counselling, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Visualisation and relaxation, Human Givens, Mental Health, Solution Focused Therapy and Neurobiology.

I am currently practicing from The Waverly Stores and Vegetarian Restaurant, 23 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AL on Friday, Saturdays and Mondays from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

I am happy to receive emails to discuss your personal needs or supply further information as requested.

My first session

In the first session we will establish your priorities, look at coping strategies for issues and ensure that you are able to ground yourself if feeling overwhelmed.

We will work at you own pace and if you would like literature or further reading in between sessions, I can support you with this. 

If you are happy to continue working with me, then we will set up the next session time and date.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited