Alice Polly Renwick
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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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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Counselling for Individuals: £40, couples: £50, full time students: £40,
Counselling Supervision: Students: £40, qualified Practitioner: £40,
groups up to 4: £50 and groups 4 to 6: £65.
When I work
I have availability 9.30 to 4.30 during the daytime on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I am also able to offer an evening slot of 6.30 until 7.30 on Monday and Tuesday.