Alice Polly Renwick - BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £35, couples £40, students £30, 16-20 yrs £25 and veterans £25 hourly rate
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.