Tara Cartwright

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Dip. Couns; Registered Member BACP
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Truro TR1 & Newquay TR7
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About me

Hello, I am Tara

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, with several years of experience. Originally from Zimbabwe, I believe in a natural holistic approach to mental wellbeing and healing.

Sometimes, we need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

I am specialised in Loss & Bereavement - having gained vast experience working in London for various mental health charities, including CRUSE Bereavement Care's Kensington & Chelsea branch.

I have a special interest in Pre and Post Natal Depression. Far too often, women (and men) suffer in silence, with feelings of guilt, isolation and emotional fatigue. The effects of PND can put a strain on bonding, relationships and cause unnecessary pain. Let me help you through it.

I am a great believer in the healing benefits of Nature and my 'Walk and Talk' Nature Therapy is very popular. Cornwall offers the perfect setting for this, with beautiful beaches, coastal walks and forests. Sessions are mainly based in the north coastal Newquay area - but walks in forests and other areas can be arranged on request.

I regularly volunteer for SHOUT, a National Crisis Text-Line supporting young people and adults, in crisis (Text 'Shout' to 85258, for free)

I offer face-to-face sessions in a tranquil therapeutic room at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Treliske, Truro. I also offer online counselling, telephone counselling and 'Walk and Talk' Nature Therapy.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) I work to the BACP ethical framework, hold Insurance and have monthly Clinical Supervision.

 I look forward to hearing from you - Please contact me with any questions you may have  :)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Death, Dying, Bereavement & Loss
  • Cruse / Macmillan - The Cancer Journey
  • SHOUT Crisis Text-Line volunteer
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 - £65.00

Additional information

If you believe sessions with me would be beneficial, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, giving us a chance to discuss what you would like from therapy. 

The Health & Well Being Innovation Centre, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3FF

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Tara Cartwright
Tara Cartwright