Tim Aitchison

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MA MBACP (reg) 00975387 dip.psych.couns
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

High quality professional psychotherapy online, over the phone or face to face in Newquay or Truro.

  • Who I am.

Having needed help myself at various times throughout my life, I now feel deeply privileged to be able to call myself a helping person. I have been a supportive professional in a number of roles and settings, and have witnessed incredible change and growth in my clients. I am delighted to be able to offer support to you today. I am not just a counsellor, I'm a human being with real life experience who has worked hard to be able to offer help to others and the world. I like heavy metal, fried chicken, and books.

  • How I can help.

Self-worth lies at the heart of all our lives. Our feelings, thoughts and behaviours all stem from how we feel about ourselves and our world. By taking the time to invest in yourself with a skilled professional, counselling offers the opportunity to discover and develop your worth which can lead to a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Many of us carry deep wounds from our childhoods and early lives, often without being completely conscious of it. Still raw, or thickly scarred, these traumas can manifest in our adult lives, through sensitivity to hurt, inflexibility or unhelpful, self-defeating behaviours. In time these unhealed wounds can wreak havoc in our lives and relationships. When this day comes we are left with two choices, either carry on as best we can, condemned to repeat the hurts of the past or learn to give ourselves the care and love we have always deserved. Counselling offers an opportunity to begin a new life of healing and growth.

  • How I work.

As a person-centred counsellor I have witnessed time and time again that when people feel safe enough to be honest with themselves, and another human being, they are able to begin a transformative process of self-acceptance and self-realisation. I strive to create a space where we can work together towards a common goal - your wellbeing and fulfillment.

I utilise a contextual approach to counselling, and believe the most effective approach is the one which best fits you as an individual. At your first session I will try to get to know you and understand your situation as fully as possible,we can then discuss what we can do to move forward together and agree a plan for our work. I will negotiate with you regularly throughout our work to ensure your needs are being met and the therapy is effective. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of BACP
  • Designated degree of Master of Arts:Mental Philosophy (University of Aberdeen 2011)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • 7 Years experience addiction services
  • 3 Years experience low cost counselling agency

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Concessions available for therapy students, and those claiming certain state benefits.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays and early evenings preferred although some flexibility available. 

Further information

I place client safety at the heart of my work. All sessions are confidential, and I abide by the BACP's ethical framework and all relevant statutory laws.

All information is processed according to GDPR and I hold an up to date enhanced DBS.

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)