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 based in Cornwall and also online (via Skype). I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My work is focussed on the development of self-knowledge and self-acceptance. 

I have a particular interest in the care and treatment of individuals who experience anxiety and their relationship to trauma – I am experienced in the treatment of individuals who’ve had a significant break or disturbance in their childhood attachment relationship to parent/guardian including parental bereavement, childhood abuse & trauma and/or a childhood lived in boarding school. I am also experienced in working with autistic individuals (specifically in the area of what was once termed High Functioning Autistic or Asperger’s Syndrome), with people with experience of what has been called ‘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 psychotherapy – my work has also been significantly influenced by humanistic psychology and the contemplative/mystical spiritual traditions. My initial post-graduate psychotherapy trainings were at Regents College and The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London.  My post-qualification professional studies have been 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 in mid and West Cornwall, that are reachable from Helston, Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro areas. I also work online (Skype or Zoom) – I  have practiced online for over eight years.

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