Tim Harvard-Sweeting BA, MSc, MA, MBACP

Tim Harvard-Sweeting BA, MSc, MA, MBACP

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About me

What has happened to you? Are you thriving or just surviving?

I believe everyone should be able to reach their full potential as a unique individual, despite setbacks, misfortune or self-doubt. I believe therapy should be as individual as you are.

I hope your search for a therapist is going well. It can be a difficult process, but it is important to find a therapist who feels right for you. The relationship with your therapist is often more helpful than their training and experience.

Person-centred therapy is a relationship. It is not dependent on medical diagnoses, yet can help with all conditions. It is generally as effective as other leading therapies, but uniquely it puts the client at the centre of the process. There is no assessment, interpretation or other judgment. There is no 'you should do this'. The questions, and the answers, come from within, so this type of therapy is as individual as you are.

Please note: The person-centred approach is unique. It is phenomenological (the therapist seeks to understand things from the client’s perspective, and it is non-directive (control is centred on the client, not the therapist). It is difficult to learn. While many therapists claim to work in a ‘person-centred’ way, they may not actually be well-trained for this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully-qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, with degree-level training from the University of Nottingham.

Please note that while many therapists claim to work in a person-centred manner, relatively few are well-trained in this approach.  If in doubt, you can always ask about training before you commit to work with any therapist.

Working with clients online and locally, I help them live their lives their way. Much of my work is with depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, panic, trauma and other common conditions. I also focus on men’s stuff, adult ADHD, addictions, couples, bereavement and person-centred coaching for personal development.  I run encounter groups in the West Cornwall area.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

IMPORTANT: Person-centred therapy is the original evidence-based practice.  It is not dependent on medical-style diagnoses, and is effective with all types of condition. It is broadly as effective as other leading forms of therapy.


My fee for online sessions is £50.00 per hour, and I offer the first session for half-price.

My fee for face-to-face sessions is £50.00 per hour, and I offer the first session for half-price.

Couples sessions last 90 minutes and cost £75.00.

I offer concessions (sliding scale) for those whose means are limited.

Further information

For more information about me, and person-centred therapy, please visit my website at:  www.harvardtherapy.co.uk

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Penzance, TR18 3BG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I have appointments available from 7am to 9pm, seven days/week. We can meet at my consultation room, at your home (if local), online, or outside somewhere pleasant.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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