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Cornwall Psychotherapy and Counselling
Our Therapies



On this page we outline the therapies Cornwall Psychotherapy can offer. Many of these therapies can be offered in a 'brief' model. Brief therapy involves attending 50-60 minute sessions for anything from 6 to about 20 sessions. As well as brief options, we can provide longer term support for more entrenched or severe difficulties or for  personal development. All our therapies are delivered remotely by Zoom or telephone to keep everyone safe during the Covid 19 pandemic. 


Counselling is a way of talking through feelings and problems in a constructive way. A counsellor will help you to explore your difficulties and empower you to find your own way forward. Counsellors provide a space where you can speak confidentially and without being judged in order to work through your difficulties. For more information on Counselling, please click on the link below.
What is counselling?


Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
CAT therapy brings together understandings from cognitive and psychoanalytic approaches into one integrated, user-friendly and effective therapy. It is a collaborative programme of looking at the way you think, feel and act; a programme which is tailored to your individual needs and to your own manageable goals for change. CAT aims to help you think differently about yourself and to analyse your problems and how they affect your daily life. For more information on CAT, please click on the link below.

CAT Information Sheet

Counselling Psychology

Counselling psychology can help you to examine mental health issues and explore the underlying problems that may have caused them. This process takes place within a confidential counselling relationship. For more information, please click on the link below.

How psychology can help you


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
DIT is a 16 session evidence-based treatment which
aims at relieving distress, helping you to better understand  yourself and others and to function better in your relationships. DIT focuses on the common link between psychological distress and relationship problems. When a person is able to deal with repeated patterns in their relationships more effectively, his or her psychological symptoms often improve. Your therapist will help you find more appropriate ways of being and coping with difficult relationships in your life. For more information on DIT, please click on the link below to download a document about DIT. 

DIT Information Sheet

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR)

EMDR is a treatment for symptoms of trauma including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety disorders. EMDR works on the source of the trauma to de-sensitise the memory of a traumatic event(s). It is a technique which can be used as part of a treatment or as a stand alone treatment. For more information on EMDR, please see the link below.

EMDR client handout


Gestalt Psychotherapy

Gestalt Psychotherapy is a holistic approach which aims to explore how we relate to the world. It's holistic nature includes valuing all aspects of the individual; psychological, emotional and spiritual. It emphasises the importance between the individual and the environment they are in and recognises how we influence and are influenced by our circumstances. It is a practical, creative and experimental approach to therapy.

Gestalt therapists explore how our past experience may be played out in the present. In this way we can look out for repeating patterns which are no longer useful and may be blocking satisfaction and fulfilment.  

What is Gestalt psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy works to uncover the unconscious feelings underlying psychological distress. The therapeutic relationship is central to this approach in which the therapist will work to help analyse your struggles, particularly in your relationships with others. This approach is suitable for people who wish to understand more about how their difficulties have come about and to work on deep seated issues. It is suitable for those who wish to talk about past as well as present difficulties in order to relieve their distress. For more information, please see the link below. 

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Clinical Supervision
Elisabeth and Francesca are experienced supervisors and offer supervision in their areas of expertise. Please contact us to discuss your supervision needs so we can consider how we might be able to help you. 



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