Christine Whitehorn HND

Christine Whitehorn HND

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The Snug At Rosemerryn
St Ruan
Ruan Minor
TR12 7JR

07531 258588

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The Snug At Rosemerryn
St Ruan
Ruan Minor
TR12 7JR

07531 258588

About me

I offer a holistic counselling and therapy service covering South West Cornwall. I am here to help with your problems in a confidential and non-judgemental way.

By exploring the behaviour, emotions and thoughts affecting you, I can offer the space and support to help you to be honest about your troubles, be truthful to yourself and then re-focus and adapt to life's changes and challenges in a positive way. I try to offer a holistic approach to counselling as I believe that there are many factors affecting a person's welbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a HND qualified counsellor with over fifteen years experience.

After years of working in various retail sectors and the lifestyle industry I realised that I had the ability to listen and identify peoples underlying needs which in turn led me to realise I had a vocation to help people. I developed this further by enrolling on my first counselling course in 1998 which led to me completing a Higher National Diploma in Counselling in 2001.

I also have a City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers' Certificate (7307) which I have used to teach Counselling Level One.

I have employed my counselling skills and knowledge in a variety of settings. Before moving to Cornwall I established a counselling service for young people aged 11 to 18 in a 1200 pupil comprehensive school, addressing areas of abuse, anger management, behavioural problems, bullying, loss and grief and low self esteem.

I have worked voluntarily with terminally ill children and their families in a hospice and victims of domestic violence in a women's refuge.

After moving to Cornwall in 2001 I worked ten years for Victim Support as the Witness Service Manager at Truro Crown Court. This very challenging role has employed my skills on a daily basis helping victims of crime, their families and witnesses to come to terms and deal with the consequences of their experiences. This has covered a range of situations from murder, rape and sexual abuse through to readjustment after life changing injury and experience.

I now bring this wealth of experience to private practice and look forward to helping many more people in the years to come.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Changing Loss and Grief
Terminal Illness
Victims and their families of Major Crime including Murder and Manslaughter
Young Person Counselling
Couples Counselling
Low self-esteem
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy to help clients and family with Alzheimer's.
Emotional Freedom Technique to help with anxiety and phobias.


I charge £30.00 per hour.

Further information

All sessions are conducted confidentially in a private, purpose built, warm and cosy environment called The Snug - easily accessible with free private parking.

Sessions are by appointment Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 18.00.

Maps & Directions

Helston, TR12 7JR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work mon - thurs 8am - 6pm. Please ring or e-mail for an appointment. There will be an answering machine when I am in counselling appointments please do leave me your contact details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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