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 four counsellors, get in contact directly to see if their taking on new clients -
Dan, Celia, Helen and Sarah.
Meet our experienced therapists
Call 07526 343084
I’m a warm and compassionate psychotherapist with a down to earth and reflective style. I use a variety of approaches, tailored to suit each unique client. You are welcome just as you are.
I have found that it is often easier to journey the ups and downs of life with others and to have support to make sense of things. I believe in the good it can do simply to be heard and acknowledged. It can be useful to have space to explore the complexities that come up from difficult experiences and in the different seasons of life. I offer a relaxed, open-minded space for clients who wish to examine their challenges and inner world at their own pace. I believe this facilitates healing, growth, and self-discovery. As we understand and accept ourselves it can lead towards freedom and flourishing in life.
The strength and fragility found in humanity astounds and inspires me. I am struck by our capacity both to harm and heal, to hurt yet hope. We have a propensity towards growth and a potential for connection. There is mystery here, and I am ever curious, but relationships are key. How we have been treated and how we treat others really matters. Relationships, so often at the root of issues, can also be restorative and the conduit for change.
I have experience working with complex issues such as trauma and abuse as well as general wellbeing and relational difficulties. I have a BSc Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling and am mid-way through a master’s in psychology. I became a therapist after spending a decade supporting vulnerable families through various struggles including substance misuse, domestic abuse, and relationship difficulties.
I also see clients with a charity called CLEAR (www.clearsupport.net) supporting people who have experienced sexual abuse. My professional interests include social justice, neuroscience, attachment and trauma. I live in Cornwall and enjoy reading, puzzles and long walks with my dog.
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - early mornings and evenings considered
Initial Session: £20, 45 minutes to consider if/how we might work together
Further sessions: £50, 60 minutes
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 with us Monday - Thursday
£40 1 hour 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 £45
Hi, I'm Helen.
I am deeply passionate about serving the world, by supporting women of heart to transform pain, and suffering, into freedom, peace, love and purpose.
The benefits of undertaking this sacred personal journey of transformation are improved health, improved relationships, and the ability to truly be of service in the world at a whole new level.
Most of the women whom I have the privilege to work with begin from a place of feeling anxious, unworthy of love, and weighed down by an armour of protection. They are usually somewhere around the midpoint of their life and committed to finding their way to truly shine in the world, as the beautiful wondrous women that they are.
We journey together weaving creativity, nature, meditation, structured exercises, the sacred, ceremony, healing, psychotherapy, and forgiveness together with a good dose of gentleness, humour and self-compassion.
You can join me for some Creative Psychotherapy sessions. It is recommended to have a minimum of seven sessions to allow for the therapeutic relationship and process to unfold, and for you to begin to see positive change. In these sessions, you come with what you would like to explore in the session. I will hold space for you, listen, witness, and use tools, techniques, and practical exercises drawn from my twenty years of qualified experience, to help you to process, gain awareness, transform and reach your desired outcomes.
You can journey with me on your path to Freedom, Peace and Love through my unique Self-Compassion & Forgiveness Programme. This is a guided and structured path-full of wonder, discovery unfoldment, and practical exercises.
Freedom: On your journey to Freedom, tread the path of self-compassion, and gently release the beliefs, emotions, and thoughts that have bound you to your suffering.
Peace: On your journey to Peace, enter into the river of life, and surrender to the natural flow. Embrace divine inspiration, and learn to trust the whisper of your intuition and joy.
Love: On your journey to Love, open your heart, and radiate the beauty and magnificence of who you are, in your relationships, and creative expression in the world.
Sessions begin from £50 for 75mins and vary depending on the service type and duration.
Areas of specialism:
Self-compassion & Forgiveness
Shame & self-worth
Re-connecting with spirit