Tim Harvard-Sweeting

Specialist in Anxiety • Depression • Self-confidence • Men's issues • Developmental coaching • Major life transitions • ADHD • trauma • Boarding school syndrome



Having lived and worked all over the world I have returned to Cornwall where I was born and bred. I was trained by world-leading person-centred therapists at the University of Nottingham. I work online with clients in the UK and overseas, and face-to-face with clients in West Cornwall, through my company Tim Harvard psychotherapy Ltd.

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Approach to treatment

Working within the person-centred approach means that we do not necessarily need concepts such as 'treatment', 'illness', or 'diagnosis'. While these medical terms can be useful, they can also be misleading, incorrect, and even harmful. It is notoriously hard to diagnose mental illnesses and regardless of the symptoms the key curative factors are normally related to the client and the therapeutic relationship. So why attempt to diagnose someone when you can just help them instead? You are the expert on you, and it is not your 'world map' that is at fault, it is your compass - how to know what is most important, and what to do. My role as therapist / counsellor / coach is to support you as you attempt to make sense of your situation and find the solutions that are best for you as an individual.

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Currently Practice

Based in Cornwall, I work online with clients all over the world as well those in the local area. Many of my online clients are based in the City, or are expats and people working in remote locations.

Therapy Types

Much of my work is focussed on anxiety, depression, self-confidence, men's issues, developmental (person-centred) coaching, major life transitions, ADHD and trauma, including boarding school syndrome.


I trained in person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practice at the University of Nottingham. I am currently training in Buddhist psychology and Zen therapy.

Demographics of Focus

I work with people from all backgrounds, and I focus mainly on adults and teens. Much of my work is with men.