Dr Cassandra Perry Ph.D, MPhil, Adv Dip Couns, RTC, Reg MBACP (Accred).

Dr Cassandra Perry      Ph.D, MPhil, Adv Dip Couns, RTC, Reg MBACP (Accred).

Cliff Cottage

01872 275043 / 07709049375

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About me

In your search for a therapist, what are you looking for? Qualifications? Experience? Someone who has a broad depth of understanding which has evolved over many, many years of professional service and yet provides a reasonably-priced service? Perhaps I might be the right person for you.

I gained a Ph.D in Health Science (Psychotherapy) in 2009 at the age of 58. In my eight-year research study, I devised a CBT-based therapeutic programme to use with a group of loners who were unable to relate to others. This difficulty may not be yours but I hope it illustrates that, even at the very highest level, I have always have been a totally 'hands-on' practitioner. Indeed, I have worked in mental health for over forty-five years. I am registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and now, in private practice, see clients in the tranquility of my own riverside home.

I was originally trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I learnt the whole spectrum of psychological approaches. When working with you, I would try to explore what your specific needs are and how choices can be made to promote positive change. We might also explore your past - if that is relevant - so that together we can analyse your current situation with deeper insight and then plan future goals. At the end of the day, the only thing that actually matters is that the most suitable approach by the most suitable person is utilised to deal with your specific difficulty.

Problems are rarely too big that they cannot be delicately unravelled. Conversely, your concern would never be perceived as too trivial. Everything you tell me is treated in a respectful way with the utmost confidentiality. Always my work complies with the highest ethical standards of my professional body.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

Ph.D in Health Science (Psychotherapy)
MPhil in Health Science (Psychotherapy)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Art and Person-Centred Counselling
Certificate in Education
Certification to Practise Reality Therapy

Past Experience

Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner
Higher Education Lecturer in Counselling and Psychology
SIFT Domestic Violence Co-ordinator
Promoting Effective Parenting Outreach Team Leader
Therapist for Social Services Post-Abuse Service
CACHE Expert Panel
Family Court Expert Witness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching
Personal Development
Victim Care

Social anxiety
Social phobia

Loss - removal / disappearance of loved ones
Loss - enforced isolation

Loneliness / meaninglessness
Self-criticism / guilt / shame

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  • Where I practice



Initial 30 minute consultation - FREE
Subsequent 60 minute session £55


Initial 30 minute consultation - FREE
Subsequent 60 minute session £55

Fees are payable on the day by cash or cheque and are reviewed annually.
Non-attendance or cancellations of less than 24 hours will be charged.
Appointments may be taken weekly or fortnightly.

Further information

Free private parking
Easy access for those with mobility issues
Discreet therapy room with panoramic river views


"You offered me a space where I could discuss my issues and helped me to think of ways to deal with my deep-rooted depression. Against all the odds my mood has much improved. You have brilliant listening skills Cassandra but I think your real talent is your amazing ability to encourage people to question their long-held negative beliefs and think of their very own solutions to move forward. I have seen many therapists over the years but would never go to anyone else again."   GK. Falmouth.

"I was in such a dark place. I had lived with the deep trauma of my abusive childhood for over fifty years and then suddenly I couldn't survive another single day of haunting memories. Instinctively I trusted you because of your instant warmth and sincerity. We went at a pace which was comfortable to me and you were there on that emotional journey every step of the way, allowing me to slowly release a torrent of long-held pain and let it go forever. Cassandra, you literally saved my life." SL. Truro.

"You were recommended because of your vast experience in couple counselling and we came as a couple in despair. You were firm and fair to both of us, showing no favouritism whatsoever. We had equal time to speak in a safe, controlled environment which felt totally empowering. After just a few sessions we were able to see for ourselves that our marriage was worth saving, although you never put that pressure on us. Cassandra, both of us cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, integrity and total impartiality, even though you must have felt like banging our heads together at times." HF. Bodmin.

Maps & Directions

Truro, TR1 1SQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Front door opens directly from road to reception and practice room. Parking on level ground to side of the property


Monday - Thursday 9.30am-6.30pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available