Steve Perrin SENIOR BACP ACCRED.
I offer counselling, life coaching, supervision and psychotherapy.
With over 30 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist I believe I have the tools to help my clients explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a protected and reassuring environment.
Using a person-centered approach, I explain my role as being there for my clients; to listen very carefully without interrupting or judging, helping them in subtle ways to explore their problems. I will be trying to hear and sense the feelings behind the words and then reflect those feelings back to the individual, enabling them to make sense of, and work through, their difficulties.
I believe strongly that building a relationship with my clients where safety and trust are paramount, is at the heart of a successful therapeutic alliance. If a client is unused to being treated with consideration, the experience of being respected, listened to and treated with dignity and kindness, can be both new and powerful.
Often, this approach will affect an individual profoundly and can allow them to share with me experiences and events they have never spoken of with anyone else before and by doing so help them unlock their feelings.
Once this trust and safety has been established, the process of unravelling old patterns and strategies can begin and I can really engage with my clients to facilitate their goals, hopes and changes, whatever those may be for them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional and Educational qualifications
2009– date UKRCP registered independent counsellor/psychotherapist
1999 – date BACP Senior Accredited Member
Certificate in Cognitive Analytical Therapy
1988 - 1990 International Institute of Counselling and Professional Development.
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Continued Professional Development
1988 – date Child Abuse Multi-agency Training:
child sexual abuse
NHS Data Protection and Record Retention
Diversity & Anti-Racist Practice (Southall Social Services Training)
Brief Therapy: (The Brief Therapy Practice: London)
individuals and families
drug and alcohol users
survivors of abuse
children and adolescents
Introduction to NLP (Westcountry Assoc. for Counselling)
Introduction to TA (Westcountry Assoc. for Counselling)
Cornwall NHS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training
Cert Cognitive Analytical Therapy (ACAT: London )
Motivational Interviewing (Broadreach House, Plymouth)
Creative Psychodrama (Marcia Karp)
‘Working with Myths and Symbols’ (IICPD)
Facilitating Therapeutic Groups (IICPD)
Working With Men who are Violent (Everyman Centre)
1990 – 2013 Counsellor and manager of the counselling and Substance misuse teams. The Freshfield Service, Truro, Cornwall.
1989 – 1990 Counsellor, Harbour Centre, Plymouth
1988 – 1989 Counsellor, Broadreach House, Plymouth. (A 12 step treatment centre)
Employment Related Activities
Delivered Introduction to Counselling Course (Devon Adult Education)
Working with Addictions (Devon Adult Education)
Compulsions and Obsessions (WEA)
Eating Disorders (WEA)
I have produced a range of publicity and promotional leaflets in relation to each of these courses. I have also produced press articles covering the courses and gave a talk on local radio about eating disorders.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gender and sexuality
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£50- £65 per one hour session.Individuals/Couples.
Home visits can be arranged at additional cost.
I offer professional Supervision to experienced Counsellors and trainees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
By appointment in Liskeard and Torpoint Cornwall.
Types of client