Delphine McComb MSc, Systemic Psychotherapist, Family & Couple Psychotherapist
Hello and welcome!
I am a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and Family & Couple Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), with over 15 years experience of working with people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in the NHS (London and Cornwall) and in the private sector.
I have a therapy clinic in Truro and in Falmouth where I offer therapeutic support to children, young people, adults, couples and families. I can also offer home visits across Cornwall to facilitate access to therapy. I am trained to work with people of all ages and abilities and with a wide variety of issues using evidence-based techniques in a group setting or individually.
I have a wide experience of working with children, young people, couples and families in many areas where individuals and their family face difficulties such as communication problems, life transitions (separation, divorce, step-family life, loss of employment, bereavement, illness), and the impact this can have on mental health (anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm).
I have extensive experience of working with trauma in adults and children. I offer support to parents/carers/special guardians to explore parenting dilemmas, therapeutic parenting and emotional attunement.
In order to do this I draw on:
- Systemic Family Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Attachment theory.
My aim is always to provide a safe and confidential space in which my clients feel able to talk openly about their difficulties and consider new ways of addressing them. I also like to work collaboratively with them to find the approach that suits them best.
Getting on together, communicating and understanding each other as a family or couple can be difficult and sometimes coming to see a trained professional to talk, together or separately, really helps.
Family Therapy, also called systemic therapy, helps people in close relationship help each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
Different combinations of family members can be seen separately as well as together to ensure that everyone can be heard and talk through what is on their mind before ideally coming back together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology (France)
- MSc in Clinical Psychology (France)
- MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapies (Institute of Family Therapy, London)
- Multi Family Therapy (Marlborough Family centre, London)
- Solution Focused Therapy (BRIEF)
- Narrative Therapy (Institute of Family Therapy)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Infant and Child Psychoanalytical Observation Studies (Tavistock Centre, London)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Central North West London)
- Strengthening Families Programme (Oxford Brookes University)
- Domestic Violence (Standing Together Against Domestic Violence)
- Over 15 years experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS) as well as other public sector and charitable organisations and schools.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Parenting Difficulties
- School Refusal
- Challenging Behaviour
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
Initial Telephone Consultation: Free
Lower rates available in my Falmouth Practice:
60 minutes Individual session: £40
75 minutes couple/family session: £65
60 minutes individual session: £50
75 minutes couple/family session: £75
I work across Cornwall and practice in Falmouth and Truro. Those 2 locations are easily accessible by public transports and by car and close to the city centre.
The Yoga Centre is conveniently situated near the bus station and Marks & Spencers in Truro. Local car parks are available near by.
My practice in Falmouth offers free parking and reduced fees.
I can also offer phone and online sessions via Zoom (free confidential therapy platform). Day time and evening appointments are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available day time and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|