Psychotherapy – Helston, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance

My name is Howard Tresidder Tonkin. I work as a psychotherapist and I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 13 years. I work in the consulting room, online (via Skype) as well as  in nature. Due to COVID 19 restrictions I am at this time only carrying out psychotherapy online and nature therapy. I can be contacted at

I work with adults in the areas of anxiety, trauma, depression, bereavement, stress related conditions and low self-esteem.

A lot of the work I do is with people who have experienced a significant break in their childhood attachment relationship to parent/guardian, this can include bereavement, abandonment, childhood abuse and/or a childhood lived in boarding school. I work a lot  with ‘high functioning’ individuals and people who meet the criteria for the term ‘adult attention deficit disorder’ (ADD). I also do a lot of work in the area of spiritual and religious trauma.

Psychotherapy 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 focussed on psychodynamic, analytical (Jungian) and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. My post qualification professional studies  (CPD) have been in four main areas: colonial/post-colonial psychology, individual & cultural transgenerational trauma and the relationship of spirituality, psychology and mental health.

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 also spent a period of time studying on the Doctorate programme in Business Studies (DBA) before transitioning my studies to psychotherapy.

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.

Please note that I do not offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or ‘person-centered’/humanistic therapy. Counsellors and CBT therapists can be found on the counselling directory.

* The domain name for this website ‘Kova Kevenna’  translates into English as ‘Remember & Memorise’