Psychotherapy – Helston, Redruth, Penzance, Truro, Falmouth

My name is Yowann Tresidder Tonkin. I’ve been working as a psychotherapist with adults for over fifteen years. I work in the consulting room 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 and underlying causes of anxiety. 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 done a lot of work in the complex area of family estrangement. I am also experienced in working with autistics, people with experience of what has been termed ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’ (ADD) and in the treatment of religious/spiritual trauma.

My initial trainings in becoming a psychotherapist focused primarily on psychodynamic, transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) and depth psychological (Jungian) approaches to therapy. 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 a deep interest in the area of neuro-divergence, with particular emphasis on the psychological impact and affect of ‘neuro-typical’ dominant culture, environment, communication and behaviour on neuro-divergent individuals. 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.

I am a musician, playing predominantly Cornish and Irish Celtic music on the bouzouki, I have done a lot of psychotherapy work with 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.

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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