Terrie Henderson. MBACP Registered and Accredited. Adv Dip TA Psychotherapy
Do you want to make changes to yourself? Do you wonder if something is missing? Do you question how fulfilled, complete and at peace you really feel? Would you like to grow, learn and be the best you can be in your relationships, love, family, work?
Just because you have done something a particular way up till now does not mean that is the only way it can be. Change is terrifying and also exhilarating as well as inevitable in life. Embracing and shaping it is empowering.
The therapeutic process of counselling and psychotherapy can help us achieve and put in place changes we want to make.
TA is a theory of psychotherapy which helps to explain and illustrate how personality is formed and influenced throughout our childhood by our environment and experiences. How our beliefs and thoughts which influence them are created. It helps us greatly in understanding relationships in all forms and can be invaluable in making sense of situations which we are finding difficult, emotional or painful. This style of psychotherapy can help address problems quickly and directly as well as offering longer term exploration. Often, if a problem is made clearer it can be less of a problem. Although we cannot go back and 'fix' a situation in the past, we can explore and diminish the power of it and its affects in the present. This inevitably leads to change.
We can at times in life lean on a crutch - thinking, relationships, addictions and these patterns allow us to distract from ourselves. We never feel happy ultimately. These patterns can be broken, gently and replaced with a healthy way to live happily.
My counselling style is to be as real, approachable, flexible and empathic as I can be. We are all unique and need different ways of being listened to. I see the therapeutic value of the counselling process to be so enlightening, awakening and empowering. I aim to be without judgement, with compassion and most of all, with acceptance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA in Psychology. (Leeds University 1987)
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory. (St Austell College 1997)
I completed a 4 year Advanced Training in Transactional Analysis (Cornwall 2001)
Couples Practitioner Certificate 2013
Extensive Substance misuse training and esperience
My experience as a Counsellor is wide and varied.
I was a Counsellor with Cornwall Blind Association between 1997-2015
I was a Counsellor with Brook Cornwall (Sexual Health/Pregnancy advice for under 25's) between 2000-2012 ( lead Counsellor 2007-2012)
I was a Counsellor with The Freshfield Service (Substance Misuse) from 2001-2013
I was a Student Counsellor with Falmouth and Exeter Universities (Cornwall Campus) between September 2013 and August 2016.
I have had my own private Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice since 2000
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Co dependant relationships -within the family, between partners, friendships.
Family/Partner/Parent(s) of someone with an addiction.
Elderly/End of Life
Bereavement and loss
Photos & videos
Individual £45 (55 minutes)
Couple £65 (55 minutes)
I also offer Outdoor Therapy sessions on a nearby beach.
This is a quiet and peaceful space for reflection and offers an opportunity for a different dynamic within the session, as walking and talking and listening are altered subtly. This can be a gentle way to explore difficulty.
Sessions are of the same length and fee as for an indoor therapy session.
Please contact me to discuss further if you are interested in Outdoor Therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me for availability. Thank you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|