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

Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1SQ
01872 275043 01872 275043 07709049375 07709049375 Registered / Accredited

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

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching
Personal Development
Victim Care

Fear
Social anxiety
Social phobia

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

Loneliness / meaninglessness
Self-criticism / guilt / shame

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Individuals

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

Couples

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

Fees are payable on the day 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


Testimonials

"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.



Cliff Cottage
Malpas
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 1SQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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

Availability

Monday - Thursday 9.30am-5pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision available

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).

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