About me

Hi, I can help with a variety of situations including bereavement, stress, anxiety depression and trauma. I would like to invite you to have an informal chat about working together and booking an appointment.

I have had my ups and downs in life, but I really do believe that counselling works. I do not have all the answers, but I do want to understand what life is like for you. I work from my own private cottage style office.

I become a counsellor because it has helped me in the past and because I am interested in peoples ideas and theories on how people can struggle and how they can overcome these struggles.

I can currently offer online counselling due to the pandemic however as this changes I will be able to offer face to face appointments.

I really enjoy living in Cornwall. I have spent many hours when I was younger exploring the country side with my dog Meg. I have always been interested in carpentry and I find myself drawn to old trades and being creative.

My counselling philosophy is grounded within a landscape of many theories and my roots draw from person-centred therapy and the existential questions about the rhythms of our lives that many of us explore.

Because we are all different I cannot say how we will work together, but I can say what I will strive to offer.

I offer you me, here with you and together we can look at what you want to understand, feel, or express. We can look at how things have been for you, how they are for you and how you want them to be. I will stay with you even if it feels terrifying, out of control or overwhelming. I will try to understand your world from your experience. I will offer you my thoughts and ideas as my experience and you choose what is helpful for you.

Just as a tree needs water, air, sunlight, and the earth, in its own unique combination and can struggle without this.

I believe we too also have our own unique needs, and by working together we can craft a personal balance of life that works for you.

I have asked for help at times and I have tried to go it alone, I have given up and I have raced forward, I have grappled with many questions and choices. Sometimes you know what you what from therapy, sometimes you have an idea, and other times you don’t know at all, and that’s ok.

Let's find out together how you want your life to be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications: Level 2 and 4 in person-centred counselling. Level 4 and 5 Foundation Degree in integrative counselling.

Registered member MBACP.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40 per hour

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

St. Austell
Cornwall
PL25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

I can offer flexible appointments up to 7 pm and I work every day except Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Ian Trustrum

Ian Trustrum