Hello

Hello

I hope your search for a therapist is going well.

Here’s a bit about me.  I’m an independent psychotherapist, working in private practice.  I trained in person-centred psychotherapy at the University of Nottingham, and its clinic, The Human Flourishing Project, where my work with clients ‘made a dramatic impact’ for the better.  I have rapidly built up a busy private practice, helping people locally, nationally, and overseas.  I’m lucky enough to work full-time, one of the few therapists to do so.

I was born and bred in West Cornwall, the son of a local doctor.  After living and working all over the world, I am now back in the Mount’s Bay area with my family.

Although I work in a holistic, person-centred / experiential manner, I sometimes incorporate influences from compatible traditions, such as Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, existentialism and positive psychology. I work in a pluralistic manner, which means I try to take into account the unique preferences that each clients has.  This is not ‘integrated’ therapy in the usual sense because it remains essentially phenomenological and non-directive (please forgive the jargon).  Any techniques are only implemented as an expression of a genuine person-centred approach, and with full respect for the client’s perspective and self-determination.  Unlike many therapists I like to avoid ideology, and it’s divisive ‘isms’, and this has allowed me to focus more on the individual person in the absence of judgment.  I work in compliance with the BACP’s ethics framework with the simple aim of providing good therapy.

It is such a privilege to be invited into someone’s inner world, and to help them on their journey towards getting more from life, whether they would call this therapy, counselling or coaching.  I would still want to do this work even if I didn’t need to charge for it!

Tim Harvard-Sweeting MSc, MA, BA (Hons), MBACP

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“May you be well.  May you be happy.  May you be free from suffering.”

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