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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.
Cheryl Allen

Cheryl Allen: Psychotherapy in Tywardreath, Near 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  has involved teaching on the foundation course, the Core Process psychotherapy MA and Kum Nye meditation retreats and training.  I am currently a staff member of Karuna Bristol. My psychotherapy and supervision practice is based in Tywardreath, Cornwall.

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 , in person and online, and a free initial consultation.

I am a mother of two adult children, grandmother of four children. I enjoy the beautiful county I live in  walking, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and just being in nature with my dog.

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07969 890540
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Susanna Hoare

Susanna Hoare: Psychotherapy in Truro

My aim is to provide support so that you can explore at your own pace what you are finding difficult in a warm safe non-judgmental environment by giving you respectful attention to your deepest feelings and needs. As issues are understood more fully you may feel less alone with them. Supported exploration may help you understand yourself, your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and relationships in a deeper way leading to more choices and a greater sense of connection with others and yourself and to well-being.

I am an experienced Core Process Psychotherapist offering individual psychotherapy. My approach to working relationally comes from my training which integrates western psychological theory, mindfulness and compassion practices.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked for 18 years within addiction services. I have also completed specialist diploma training in working with Boarding School Syndrome and have a Master’s Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy and am fully accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07712 575811
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Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen: Psychotherapy in Devoran

I experienced a sporting injury as a teenager which changed the course of my life in a moment. Over time as I sought to meet these new challenges, I became aware that my coping strategies were no longer working for me and I began my own therapeutic journey.

Having had a very positive experience of talking therapy I decided to study for my Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. During my training I worked with clients in various stages of their recovery from substance misuse and since qualifying I have worked primarily with victims of childhood and adult sexual violence.

I have a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness at the Karuna Institute where I have also completed a Masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice and I’m now working towards accreditation with the UKCP.

I believe that humans are fundamentally relational creatures, we are born out of and into relationships, with the physical world around us and with other human beings. I seek to offer a safe space in which we can explore your relationships to the people in your life, the world around you and yourself.

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07526 410387
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Georgina Osbourne

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 17 years alongside my private psychotherapy practice I worked as a special palliative care counsellor with the Macmillan Service and later with the NHS when they took this service over from Macmillan until the service was cut in 2015.

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)

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07775 856298
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Kay Parkinson

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.

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07866 573690
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Lucy Melluish

Lucy Melluish: Psychotherapy in Truro

The sessions I offer provide a safe holding space where we will jointly explore issues that have become overwhelming, and may have manifested in anxiety, depression or crisis. Through working with compassion and presence, we can discover deep and genuine connection to your resources which will support you as your life becomes more meaningful.

My own path has been in music as I trained at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1988 I qualified in Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I am HCPC registered and have experience of working in child, adolescence, and adult mental health in the NHS. I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, am fully accredited with the UKCP and am a member of the ACPP.

I am a mother of grown-up children and have a deep connection to the natural world. I am curious in the nature of relationship and how mindfulness and a developing sense of awareness can lighten our life journey.

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07870 170914
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Angela Taylor

Angela Taylor: Psychotherapy in Devoran

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.

Please call me in person or email to discuss a free initial meeting:

Phone: 07790 938003
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