Tim Harvard

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MA-qualified psychotherapist/ counsellor/ coach
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Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3BG
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Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Maybe I can help you?
I hope your search for a counsellor/ 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.  I adhere to high ethical standards, to protect your privacy and safety.

Since starting private practice in 2018 I’ve enjoyed considerable success, helping hundreds of people in over 40 countries.  Can I help you too?

…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.

In our conversations 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 degree-qualified person-centred psychotherapist / counsellor, trained by world-leading experts at the University of Nottingham.

Working with clients online and locally, I help people live their lives their way.

Much of my work is with anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, panic, trauma and other common conditions.  But my approach is not dependant on diagnosis. 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.

Although 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.

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

IMPORTANT: Person-centred therapy is not dependent on medical-style diagnoses, and is effective with all types of condition.  It does not involve assessment and treatment, so the idea of 'specialisms' doesn't really apply.  It is broadly as effective as other leading forms of therapy, but the change comes from within, not from the therapist.  My job is to facilitate that change in you.  So if you would prefer a conversation to a checklist perhaps its for you :)

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fee for individuals is £65.00 per 50-minute session, and I offer the first session for £40.00.

My fee for couples is £110.00 per 90-minute session, and I offer the first session for £70.00.

Bookings can be made directly from my website:  

When I work

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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 (non-directive) therapy, please visit my website at:  https://www.harvardtherapy.co.uk    

Chyanskyber, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3BG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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

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Tim Harvard
Tim Harvard