Ongoing Support provides counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. We also provide high quality professional supervision and training to counsellors and psychotherapists that are either practising, or still in training. We offer face to face therapy, in the form of individual sessions, couples counselling, and group psychotherapy, and Skype / online therapy to individuals.
As it is important that you are engaged with a counsellor / psychotherapist that is right for you, we offer a completely free session with one of our therapists (male of female), creating an opportunity for everybody to meet each other, ask questions, and decide ‘where to go’ from there!
As a private provider of psychotherapy and counselling, we do not have waiting lists, and we do not have a limit to the number of sessions that we can offer you, and we are available both during the daytime and the evening across the week, without any hidden charges, fees, or costs. During times of any financial difficulty, we can offer our services at a lower cost, depending on your personal and financial circumstances. These concessions are based on a system of self-worth and self-value for both you and your therapist.
The term ‘ongoing support’ also applies to those in training or qualified psychotherapists and counsellors; that we as professionals need to keep our knowledge up to date through reading, researching and training, and to take care of our personal and professional selves through our own psychotherapy or counselling, and also through professional supervision. We are passionate about providing high quality training and CPD’s to counsellors and psychotherapists – right here in Cornwall, ensuring high quality therapeutic practitioners that benefit the community directly.
About Dena and Mark
We are partners in both life and work, and have been practicing clinical psychotherapy and counselling in Cornwall since 1999.
We both have extensive and varied experience spanning over many years in working with adults and children, individually, within groups, and within a residential setting, covering a wide range of issues.
Our own growth and learning is very important to us both, and we have regular monthly supervision, from a TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst), as well as weekly peer supervision. We practice using BACP, UKCP, and UKATA guidelines, are BACP and UKATA members, and keep up to date with psychotherapy theory, practice, and progress through reading, studying, workshops, and conferences. We are both accredited members of the BACP.
Mark has been a senior mental health supervisor for a voluntary led NHS funded mental health service for over 10 years, and has a special interest in attachment theory. Dena manages Ongoing Support on a daily basis, and has a special interest in art, computer technology and website design/building.
We are also both qualified and experienced martial artist instructors (traditional karate), where the bringing together of mind, body and spirit (otherwise known as ‘the martial way’ or ‘way of life’) promotes harmony, knowledge, integrity, respect, and courage. And finally we really do like to have fun, laugh and enjoy ourselves and our life.
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