Vanessa Phillips

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Truro, Cornwall, TR4
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About me

I am qualified to offer counselling to children 8yrs and over, young people and adults. I have experience working with both children and adults with special educational needs.

Often, it is too difficult to find the words to explain how we feel and for children and young people, extremely hard.

Through creativity, sand, pictures, music, phones - whatever works for you - I can help you to express yourself and get into your world in a safe and less intense way - we can even go for a walk together.

I find it useful to help you understand your brain and nervous system. I show you this in a way which is easy to understand - most people find it really helpful to realise that your reactions are actually normal!

I work from a cosy, warm cottage style building in central Truro 

I offer a brief, no obligation telephone consultation followed by a 1 hour assessment appointment to discover if my kind of therapy is suitable.

Refreshments are provided free of charge.

I am a mum of three adolescents, one with additional needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • ASIST suicide prevention training
  • DASV level 3 training (Domestic And Sexual Violence)
  • Penhaligons Friends level 2 training (Childhood bereavement)
  • Post Qualifying Diploma Counselling Children and Young People 8-18yrs 
  • Currently studying for a Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per hour 

Payment required preferably via BACS transfer in advance

Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My room is on the ground floor with 3 small steps to navigate outside. Assistance can be given when needed. Toilet is outside and shared with adjacent buildings.

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Vanessa Phillips
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