Psychotherapy ~ Redruth, Truro, Falmouth & Helston.
My name is Howard Tresidder Tonkin. I work as a psychotherapist and have worked in private practice for over twelve years. I am fully qualified and accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
The word psychotherapy is derived from the Ancient Greek words Psyche (spirit, mind, soul) and Therapeia (healing or treatment). Psychotherapy bears witness to harm done to the Psyche through injustice and discrimination to individuals, couples, families and groups; psychotherapy provides a confidential and safe place to explore and heal harm done; healing occurs in psychotherapy through a change in the individual’s psychological attitude, achieved with the help of the psychotherapist. The individual who engages in psychotherapy will develop new and reflective ways of understanding, approaching and moving through their problems.
People come to psychotherapy with me for varied reasons. People come for help through a crisis or an important life transition. Some people want help with specific areas, such as, depression, personality difficulties, anxiety, trauma, self esteem, family problems, addictions and stress related conditions. People can also come to therapy for help in creating a more meaningful and purposeful life.
I work from a comfortable and peaceful consulting room, which is easily accessible by car, bus and train from Truro, Falmouth, St Ives, Helston and Penzance areas.
I undertook my post graduate trainings in Counselling and Psychotherapy in London at Regents College and the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). My trainings focussed on Psychodynamic, Analytical (Jungian) and Transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. My post qualification studies have been in three main areas: colonial/post-colonial psychology, cultural and transgenerational trauma and the intersection of spirituality and psychology.
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.
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 group and leadership behaviour and spent a period of time studying on the Doctorate programme in Business Studies (DBA) before beginning my training as a psychotherapist in 2004.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.