Malcolm Retallick

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UKCP-registered psychotherapist
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Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Currently I offer counselling and psychotherapy appointments in-person at Truro or online with Zoom or Teams, and the same applies to my clinical supervision work.

I relate to the people with whom I work with the attitude and belief that life isn't easy and that it is normal and natural to need some support along the way.
I can see the value of attending to the other person and the interchanges between therapist and client, that help form the relational dimension.  As a client, you can expect to be listened to very carefully.  I will check with you that I fully understand, and appreciate the meaning of, whatever you may wish to communicate.  With relational support of this nature, you can: ground yourself in the here-and-now; reflect upon how you are and upon your present-day situation; recognise and perhaps experience the influence of the past; and, consider your options with regard to the future.

My approach to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy is based on humanistic values with you, the client, regarded as the expert with respect to yourself and your situation.  My aim is to work collaboratively with you for awareness to be gained and possible choices to be clarified.  The 'therapy' is often short-term and can be longer-term.

I abide by the ethical standards of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which, of course, include a requirement for the practitioner to uphold the utmost in confidentiality.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been UKCP-registered as a psychotherapist for 30 plus years, and yet have so much to learn.

My initial training was a two-year part-time course and I was awarded an IDHP diploma in Humanistic Psychology in 1986.  As a humanistic counsellor, I typically took an empathic and person-centred stance. With further training in gestalt therapy over 7 years, including courses at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, I qualified in gestalt psychotherapy in 1993.  Since that time, with continuing professional development, my practice has become more holistic and relational.  I plan to continue refining my counselling and therapy skills, and to broaden my theoretical understanding with a more integrative outlook.

In addition, I work as a clinical supervisor.  After many years' experience as a tutor/trainer/supervisor on Counselling courses up to Diploma level at Cornwall College, and providing group supervision for the NHS, nowadays most of my supervision work is in private practice.

In my own training as a supervisor, I gained: a Certificate in Supervision awarded by the Metanoia Institute in 1999; a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision awarded by Cascade Training Associates, in 2012; and a ABC Diploma in Casework Supervision, in 2012.  I am listed in the UKCP register of Recognised Supervisors (Humanistic/Integrative psychotherapy section).

My past experience also includes a career in Osteopathy.  I retired as an Osteopath in 2015, but continue my long association with Wadebridge Osteopaths.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Terminal illness, and 'late in the day' end of Life issues; finding peace

Grandparenting issues; nurturing exuberant early life


£50.00 per session

Additional information

A one-to-one session lasts 60 minutes.

When I work

I have no fixed availability.  You are welcome to contact me, perhaps with your availability, if you would like to know what currently may be possible with regard to days and times.

1st Floor Rear Suite, 26 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I like Proctor and Inskipp's model describing supervision as normative (ensuring client welfare) as well as formative/restorative for practitioners.

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Malcolm Retallick
Malcolm Retallick