Therapists

Psychotherapy Therapists
Finding a therapist you feel at ease with is an important part of the therapeutic process and in recognition of this a free initial 45 minute meeting is offered. This gives us both the opportunity to meet and to explore what you are looking for in considering therapy.

Kay Parkinson: Psychotherapy in Penzance

I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy. My professional life has been dedicated to listening to people.
For many years, I worked as a Social Researcher, specializing in interviewing, writing and teaching in the field of health. In 2000, my passion for people’s stories led me to the Karuna Institute where I deepened my understanding of contemplative approaches to health and wellbeing.
After several years in the NHS, I am now working from a small private practice in Penzance. I offer individual adult psychotherapy for brief or longer term work. I am happy to work with all that life and death brings, but am particularly interested in working at thresholds, and the creative potential within them. I offer specialised work around the transitions of childbirth, grief and trauma. I have enjoyed a personal meditation practice for almost 20 years, and regularly attend retreats.

Contact

Please phone 07866 573690 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting

Angela Taylor: Psychotherapy in Devoran and Truro

I have a background in general and psychiatric nursing in the NHS. I have also undertaken a range of trainings in counselling and psychotherapy over the years. These include:- Human Relationships and Counselling; Relate Counsellor (marital therapy); Brief Cognitive Strategic Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I am an accredited psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy, and currently have a small private practice in Devoran, close to Truro and Falmouth. I have worked in mental health, both in the NHS for over 30 years and more recently in private practice. This has brought me many years of experience of working therapeutically with adults, children, young people, couples and families.
As a practising therapist I am accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their codes of ethics. I have regular supervision with a registered UKCP Psychotherapist.

Contact

Please contact me on 07790 938003 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting.

Chloe Lockley: Psychotherapy in Falmouth


Sometimes we need to be able to talk freely about our anxieties and problems. I believe that the ability to listen and hear is the most important aspect of my work and enables individuals to make sense of their lives.
I have a private practice in Falmouth where I work with all client groups. I am a qualified psychotherapist, having completed seven years of training in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute. I am fully accredited and registered with the UKCP.
Formerly, I worked as a Group Facilitator for West Cornwall Women’s Aid, Penzance.I have alsoworked as a counsellor for RELATE, a healer for the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH) and a voluntary counsellor for SHARE, a young person’s service that formerly operated across Cornwall.

Contact

Please phone 07966 033595 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting

Clive Barton: Psychotherapy in Falmouth

My approach is through mindfulness and how this can help in everyday relationships and applied in therapy. During each session I aim to create a warm, safe and supportive environment in which you can express and reconnect with your sense of inner wellbeing. My approach to therapy reflects my training that draws from western psychological theory and eastern practices of compassionate mindfulness.
An exploration of how you experience yourself and others in the present moment is central to working with problems like anxiety and fear, anger, depression, isolation or simply deep unhappiness. I also explore issues around identity, direction in life, ageing and death that affect us all.
Whether you find yourself in crisis, or simply need to talk through relational issues, being clearly heard without judgement is the most important first step. An increased awareness of yourself through this healing process will allow personal change. There is no set therapeutic formula, and each individual is encouraged to work in their own way, and at their own pace.
As a former academic and government geologist, I have lived, travelled and worked in many other countries. This experience has given me an appreciation of diverse cultures and people and interest in the global community. In my own life, I have found psychotherapy profoundly effective in restoring self-esteem and personal direction.I am a qualified psychotherapist and trained at the Karuna Institute, Devon. I have a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy and I am fully accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).

Contact

Please phone 07922 225851 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting

Cheryl Allen: Psychotherapy in St.Austell

I have been practicing as a Core Process Psychotherapist since 1996 and have been a staff member at the Karuna Institute, on Dartmoor since 2000. This involves teaching on the foundation course, the Core Process psychotherapy MA and Kum Nye meditation retreats and training. My psychotherapy and supervision practice is based in St Austell, Cornwall. Additionally, I have also taught in Japan.
My diverse experience has included specialising in working with eating disorders for an eating disorders charity, a variety of mental health issues through the NHS, Social Services and private practice. I undertake work with couples and have also worked with parents, young people and children though NCH children’s charity.
I am registered with UKCP and my practice offers a safe and supportive space for clients to explore issues and reconnect with their health and well being though mindfulness and deep listening. I offer short and long term work and a free initial consultation.
I am a mother of two adult children, I enjoy the beautiful county I live in whether through walking, surfing, kayaking or riding my motorcycle.

Contact

Please phone 07969 890540 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting

Georgina Osborne: Psychotherapy in Launceston

I am an experienced Core Process Psychotherapist offering adult psychotherapy and professional supervision. I undertake work with individuals and couples.
I have nearly 20 years’ experience working within the NHS and in Private Practice. My public sector work includes Bereavement Counselling at Derriford Hospital, Primary Care counselling in GP Surgeries, staff counselling for RCHT and parent counselling for Child and Family Services.
For the past 15 years, alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I have been working with the Macmillan Service as a Specialist Palliative Care Counsellor.
In my private practice I welcome clients with whatever issues they wish to bring offering a safe and supportive space in which they can enquire into their inner process in the immediate present. The intention is to transform our response to difficulties and thereby move through our lives with greater flexibility.
I like the opportunity to work long term but I am equally willing to bring my contemplative approach to working with clients within a shorter or time limited framework.
I have a BSc honours degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy. I am fully accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Contact

Please phone 07775 856298 to speak to me in person and to discuss a free initial meeting.