Psychotherapy – Helston, Redruth, Penzance, Truro, Falmouth

My name is Yowann 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 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 including 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.

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

My post-graduate psychotherapy trainings focused on psychodynamic, analytical (Jungian/depth psychology) and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. My post qualification professional studies (CPD), which I give tremendous time and attention to, have been 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.

Alongside my psychotherapy trainings, I have studied for many years within lived spiritual traditions.  I studied within the Sufi (Inayati) spiritual tradition for 10 years and have also had periods of immersement within the Buddhist tradition, particularly in the areas of retreat and meditation. Following a number of years study of the contemplative Christian traditions, I now identify spiritually as Christian taking regular communion. This has led to study within the Franciscan tradition (Third Order) and I am now in the process of undertaking training as a Spiritual Director within the Carmelite contemplative tradition.

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 and spirituality in 2004.

I am a husband, father and adorer of large shepherd dogs. I am in love with the natural world, in particular the rough and wilder edges of place and land. I am an active musician, predominantly playing traditional Irish and Cornish Celtic music on the Irish bouzouki and guitar – I have done a lot of psychotherapy work for both musicians and artists. I am also a lifelong learner of the Cornish language – I have great reverence for Cornwall,  her rarely spoken and at times unthinkable story and her mysterious and beautiful ways.

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.

I have consulting rooms set in natural 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 had practiced online for over 7 years.

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* The domain name for this website ‘Kova Kevenna’  is in the Cornish language and translates into English as ‘to remember & to memorise’