About me

Maybe I can help you?
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 usually more helpful than their training and experience.

You can grow beyond your current difficulties, if you have a suitable environment in which to explore and understand what is happening with you, in your own terms. I can help provide this environment.

I’m one of Cornwall’s leading person-centred psychotherapists, and I also work online, helping people all over the world. I trained with world-leading experts at the University of Nottingham. As a member of the BACP I adhere to high ethical standards, to protect your privacy and safety.

Since starting private practice in 2018 I’ve enjoyed considerable success, and I’m lucky enough do this work full-time.

…and maybe therapy should treat you as an individual?
Person-centred therapy / counselling / coaching is a well-established relationship-based approach that’s as effective as other leading therapies or medication, yet with long-lasting change. The original ‘evidence-based’ approach, it was developed by psychologists rather than doctors, because they knew that real change can only come from within.

Because it works ‘from the inside out’, it is not dependent on medical diagnosis. Unlike all other types of therapy, the person-centred approach helps you to see things confidently from your own perspective, because you will always be the best expert on you.

This approach is holistic: we can work with your emotions, thoughts, dreams, behaviours or feelings: whatever seems most difficult for you.

You will be truly heard, and understood, as a person. It is like having the therapist right there in your head, with you, helping you make better sense of your situation, and feeling a growing confidence.

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 also run encounter groups in the West Cornwall area.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fee for individuals is £50.00 per 50-minute session, and I offer the first session for £30.00.

My fee for couples is £80.00 per 90-minute session, and I offer the first session for £50.00.

Bookings can be made directly from my website:  

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Further information

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

Chyanskyber
Gulval
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 3BG

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Social

Tim Harvard

Tim Harvard