Psychotherapy – Helston, Redruth, Penzance, Truro, Falmouth

My name is Yowann Tresidder Tonkin. I’ve been working as a psychotherapistwith adults for over fifteen years. I work in the consulting room and online (via Skype). I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

My work is focussed on self-acceptance and on the support and helping of individuals to be who they are.

I have a particular interest in the care and treatment of individuals who experience anxiety and their relationship to trauma. I have considerable experience of treating individuals who’ve had a significant break or disturbance in their childhood attachment relationship to parent/guardian including parental bereavement, childhood abuse and/or a childhood lived in boarding school. I have a great interest in the area of neuro-divergence, in particular the psychological affects of neuro-typical dominant culture, in particular education, on neuro-divergent individuals. I am experienced in working with autistic individuals (specifically what was termed High Functioning Autistic & Asperger’s Syndrome), with people with experience of what has been called ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’ (ADD) and in the treatment of religious/spiritual trauma. I have done a lot of psychotherapy and counselling work with artists and musicians. 

My initial trainings in becoming a psychotherapist focused primarily on psychodynamic, transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) and depth psychological (Jungian) approaches to therapy – my work is also greatly influenced by humanistic psychology. My initial trainings were at Regents College and The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London.  My post-qualification professional studies were predominantly in three interconnected areas: the relationship of spirituality to psychological health, colonial/post-colonial psychology and individual & collective transgenerational trauma. I have trained in the study of dreams and their relationship and importance to psychological and spiritual health for over seventeen years. I am currently training on a Diploma in Spiritual Direction rooted in the Christian contemplative and mystical tradition.

I undertake regular clinical supervision, have a serious commitment to my continuing professional development (CPD) and adhere to the UKCP ethical principles and codes of professional conduct. 

Prior to working as a psychotherapist, I worked in ‘the business world’ in management and consultancy roles. During this time, I completed a Masters degree (MBA) specialising in organisational leadership and group behaviour from a psychodynamic perspective, with particular emphasis on the psychological obstacles within organisational leadership to creativity and change – I continued my studies in this area on the Doctorate programme in Business Studies (DBA) before transitioning this area of study to psychotherapy trainings in 2004.

Details about the cost of therapy can be found by clicking here, including information about lower cost and reduced fees for those who are unable to afford the full price.

I have consulting rooms set in natural and peaceful surroundings on the Lizard Peninsula and also near Redruth. The consulting rooms are reachable from mid and West Cornwall including Helston, Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and the surrounding areas. I also work online (Skype or Zoom) – I  have practiced online for over 7 years.

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