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Elspeth Ballard MBACP Dip. Marital & Couple Counselling BACP Accred

Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2RP
07855 755885 07855 755885

About me

I am the principal therapist with the Therapy Truro Practice. I have over 20 years experience and I offer couple and relationship counselling and therapy to both couples and individuals. I am fully qualified, with a BACP accredited diploma in Couple and Marital Therapy, a psychosexual therapist and I have diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision.

Therapy Truro is an established dedicated psychotherapy and counselling service in central Truro, the service is non-judgemental and does not discriminate on any grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, age or disability. As a member of BACP, I adhere to BACP Code of Ethics.

I have a particular interest and expertise in working with people experiencing difficulties in relationships; separation, divorce, children, depression, addictions, domestic violence, sexual abuse and trauma can all have an impact on relationships and family life. Counselling offers the opportunity to explore and understand the issues with a view to change.

During the current Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering telephone and Zoom/FaceTime sessions to help with anxiety and stress related issues.

As a qualified Supervisor, I also offer regular case supervision to individuals and small groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip. Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Counselling (BACP Accrd.)
Dip. Psychodynamic Supervision
Psychosexual Therapist

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


£45 - £70 per hour,

Further information

During the Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering telephone and Zoom sessions.

Therapy Truro
8 Walsingham Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Monday to Friday 9.00am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Elspeth Ballard MBACP Dip. Marital & Couple Counselling BACP Accred

Elspeth Ballard MBACP Dip. Marital & Couple Counselling BACP Accred