Tim Harvard-Sweeting BA, MSc, MA, MBACP
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
For more information about me, and person-centred therapy, please visit my website at: www.harvardtherapy.co.uk