Counselling & Psychotherapy
Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is part and parcel of being human. Unlike animals, our thought processes rely on far more than instinct alone.
Today, the art of talking therapies such as counselling, are used to help people come to terms with many problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.
We have three counsellors who are currently taking on new clients - Meet Dan, Victoria and Kate below.
Dan Glaze (MNCS)
Call 07966 429052
Life is complex and is becoming ever more difficult to navigate. After a turbulent childhood and 26 years as a Royal Marine Commando, I have experienced an extensive assortment of challenges both in my personal and professional life that I have overcome. During this time, I have also embraced supporting both individuals and families who have been going through difficulties, through both the course of my work as well as within my local community.
This access and experience afforded me the opportunity to develop a set of highly proficient interpersonal skills to numerous diverse and inclusive cultures without any fear of judgement ever being evident. Further growth through training of this skillset has enabled a comprehensive personal resolve and resilience to gain positive outcomes to those that have faced complex personal, social and psychological issues.
This is why I believe that every person should receive the best support that they need and that this will have a positive effect not only to them personally but also to their family/social dynamic and thus to society i.e. the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So, I took to becoming expansively trained in a way that I could make the most difference to people’s lives, whilst maintaining specialist experience in complex issue solving.
I strive to be someone who you can find a rapport and communicate with empathetically. Who is enthusiastic, dedicated, resilient and can support you in your issues, whilst maintaining clear boundaries and confidentiality. I want to make a difference to those that I work with that will have lasting effects on their lives, by being innovative and informed by substantiated best practice but not losing the human touch.
Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
£40 1 hour session
Who I Am
I am a person-centred therapist but beyond that and more importantly I’m empathetic, Kind, Compassionate, Non-Judgemental and of course a great listener.
I will sit beside you in your pain, anxiety, sadness, and darkest hour. We will explore together whatever you wish to explore, and I will be your champion. I hope to be the person you have always needed. I truly care and I am passionate about my work
Before training to be a counsellor I spent many years working within the care system firstly with parents and their children, then as a foster carer before moving on to accommodate teenagers leaving the care system.
I have always been drawn to work in a job where I can make a real difference and it was in my role as a foster carer that inspired me to become a counsellor. I had a sibling group in my care who had experienced a lot of trauma in their life and were receiving no therapeutic interventions, I felt it was a grave injustice and something that would have hugely benefited them so I decided to train to become the person that they needed.
Two years ago, I started a Facebook group called ‘Empowered women of Cornwall’, the group has over 5200 members and has been featured twice on BBC Radio Cornwall and Cornwall live. I set it up as a place for isolated women in Cornwall to make friends and offer and be offered support. I was honoured this year to be included in Cornwall lives list of Women making a difference in Cornwall.
As well as my many years of working within the care system I have also attended numerous training courses to expand my knowledge. I have attended intensive courses on Sexual abuse and Rape, addiction, Self-Harm, anxiety and depression, Attachment disorder and childhood bereavement. I am currently midway through an 18-month course working with children and young people who have experienced trauma. I also work 1-1 and, in a group setting with autistic children and young people through play and art and I have worked within a secondary school as a counsellor.
£40 for 1 hour session
£30 first session
What is counselling and how it might help
Having experienced the benefits of personal counselling myself, I know that the most difficult part is deciding which counsellor to work with. Some people have had bad experiences seeing a counsellor in the past, but all counsellors are unique and work in different ways; I believe there is someone to help everyone. As a Person Centred Counsellor I will not judge you or give you homework, but will offer you a safe, confidential space to talk about anything that is causing you concern, worry, anxiety, stress or just keeps you awake at night. I believe that together we can explore your troubles and discover the right choices to lead you to a happier life. Everyone deserves to enjoy life!
I originally trained as a Veterinary Nurse and following this taught Veterinary Nursing for 23 years at a local college. Working with students of all ages made me realise that stress and worries interfere with happiness, often leading to low self-esteem, sadness and under achievement.
Who can I help
I believe all people can benefit from talking to a therapist. If your struggling at home with family or relationships, work or college stress, general anxiety, low self-esteem or ‘just not feeling yourself’, I’m confident that talking to me can help you feel different.
I also offer support for pet owners with worries
Being both a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Counsellor also enables me to offer understanding to pet owners that are experiencing worries concerning their beloved companion. I understand that facing decisions such as general anaesthesia, surgical procedures or euthanasia can cause extreme anxiety and pain. Your friends and family may not understand your distress. I can provide a professional empathic space for owners facing painful decisions or offer support after the loss of your pet.
Available Monday ~ Friday
Initial session £20 (an opportunity to meet and see if we are comfortable working together)
Further sessions £40