Alice Polly Renwick - BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Alice Polly Renwick  -  BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

St Austell
PL26 6DD

01726 842281 / 07521 776396

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About me

I was born and brought up near Mevagissey and have a deep love and understanding of the heritage complexities of our county. Following college I moved out of county to train and work in Southampton where I experienced multi-cultural living and the wealth of difference that a sea-port town has to offer. I returned to Cornwall to bring up my four sons and be at hand for my ageing parents.

Now that those tasks have become less challenging I enjoy welcoming clients to my peaceful, secluded, purpose-built practice on our domestic premises in Pentewan. Please feel free to telephone any day (weekends included) before 8pm, or email, to further explore whether I might have the right expertise and personality to meet your requirements.

Should you choose to engage my services I hope that you will feel safe, well received and understood during our work within which we will explore options towards your happier and more effective functioning.

Training, qualifications & experience


My professional journey, until now, began with a B.Ed in 1985, teaching in an inner-city, multi-cultural, middle-school in Southampton.

On moving back to Cornwall I further qualified in Person-Centred counselling and Psychotherapy in 2004 with Plymouth University and accredited with the BACP in 2007.

In 2009 I completed training as a Counselling Supervisor with University College Plymouth and then achieved my BACP Senior accreditation in 2015.

My interest in Transactional Analysis led me, at this point, to complete the TA101 plus a selection of supplementary workshops.

In 2018 I furthered an interest in trauma counselling with a diploma in Crisis and Trauma Counselling and continue to train in EMDR as additional support for clients battling with post traumatic symptoms.

Throughout this time I have maintained a national standard of continued development in a wide range of issues that arise within my work.


Throughout this time I have:

  • worked in both a school and university setting and with young adults on a private basis.
  • worked specifically with victims of childhood rape and sexual abuse.
  • Worked for BeMe as part of the NHS.
  • developed my own private practice, working from Pentewan: PL26 6DD
  • delivered counselling and professional support for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
  • delivered counselling support to major organisations on behalf of a selection of national and international Employee Assistance Programmes.
  • facilitated a support group for those living with secondary breast cancer
  • delivered on-site critical incident, psychological support using a CISD model and trauma counselling drop-ins, for a selection of large organisations.

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Individuals £35, couples £40, students £30, 16-20 yrs £25 and veterans £25 hourly rate

Maps & Directions

St Austell, PL26 6DD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I have availability 9.30 to 5.30 during the daytime from Monday until Friday. I am also able to offer an evening slot of 7.00 until 8.00, Monday to Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My Counselling Supervisor qualification was delivered by Kathy Raffles Counselling Services for Plymouth University in 2009.

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