Psychotherapy – Helston, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance

My name is Howard Tresidder Tonkin. I’ve been working as a psychotherapist with adults for over 14 years.

I work in the consulting room, within nature and online (via Skype or Zoom). I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I can be contacted at

I have a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety and have considerable experience of treating individuals who’ve had a significant break or disturbance in their childhood attachment relationship to parent/guardian: parental bereavement, childhood abuse and/or a childhood lived in boarding school. I am experienced in working with ‘high functioning’ individuals and also in the treatment of religious/spiritual trauma.

My post-graduate psychotherapy trainings focused on psychodynamic, analytical (Jungian) and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. My post qualification professional studies (CPD), which I give tremendous time and attention to, are in three interrelated areas: colonial/post-colonial psychology, individual & collective transgenerational trauma and the relationship of religiosity and spirituality to mental health. I have trained in the study of dreams and their relationship and importance to psychological and spiritual health for over fourteen years.

Psychotherapy with me can be extremely helpful if you:

  • can reflect on your life experiences
  • are able to look at yourself through self examination
  • recognise that you are now at least partly responsible for the problems in your life
  • have a serious motivation and need for change in your life

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 leadership behaviour and organisational complexity from a psychodynamic perspective, I spent a period of time studying on the Doctorate programme in Business Studies (DBA) before transitioning my studies to psychotherapy in 2004.

I am a very active musician predominantly playing the Irish bouzouki and guitar, I have done a lot of psychotherapy work for musicians and artists.

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

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