Tim Harvard-Sweeting

Specialist in Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Phobias, Fear • Depression, Sadness, Low Self-esteem, Loss of confidence • Couples, Relationships, Abuse, Marriage • Addictions & substance abuse • Adult ADHD • Men's stuff • Personality disorders • Dissociation • Codependence • Bereavement • Expats and International clients • Trauma, PTSD • Boarding school syndrome • Developmental coaching

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Biography


I'm a fully qualified person-centred psychotherapist/ counsellor/ coach based in Mounts Bay, West Cornwall. I was trained by world-leading experts at the University of Nottingham and I work with all sorts of people with all sorts of conditions. I mainly work online with international clients, but also provide my services face-to-face in the local area. Find out more at: https://harvardtherapy.co.uk.

Person-centred therapy works well with all types of condition and all types of person. It is the specialism that suits all conditions:) And it is as individual as you are.

Member of

BACP, WAPCEPC (World Association for Person-centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling), IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), IZTI (International Zen Therapy Institute), ADPCA (Association for the Development of the Person-centred Approach).

Approach to treatment

Person-centred therapy works well with all types of condition and all types of person. It is the specialism that suits all conditions:) And it is as individual as you are.
(Jordan Peterson, the famous psychologist, has described person-centred therapy as ‘one of the most intellectually compelling and practically useful theories of personality’).

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, inappropriate, and even harmful. Medical-style (psychiatric) diagnoses are not scientifically valid and reliable, 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 best expert on you, and my role as therapist / counsellor / coach (call me whichever feels best for you) 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.

Although I work in a holistic, person-centred manner, I sometimes incorporate influences from compatible traditions, such as Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, existentialist therapies and positive psychology. This is not ‘integrated’ therapy because techniques are only implemented as an expression of a genuinely non-directive, person-centred approach, and always with full respect for the client’s perspective and self-determination.

Jordan Peterson, the famous psychologist, has described person-centred therapy as ‘one of the most intellectually compelling and practically useful theories of personality’.

Languages spoken

English

Currently Practice

Based in West Cornwall, I work online with clients all over the world as well those in the local area. My online clients might be based anywhere in the world.

Therapy Types

Person-centred, with influences from Buddhist psychology, existential and experiential approaches.

Qualifications

I have an MA in person-centred psychotherapy/ counselling/ coaching from the University of Nottingham. I am currently studying Buddhist psychology and Zen therapy, which fit extremely well with person-centred psychology.

Demographics of Focus

I work with people from all backgrounds, all over the world, and I focus mainly on adults and teens. Much of my work is with expats, executives and entrepreneurs.