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About Tamar Psychotherapy

Susan Irving launched Tamar Psychotherapy as part of a network of psychotherapists who offer services across Devon and Cornwall. She is currently the only qualified Couple Analytical Psychotherapist in the area.

Susan was born and raised in Cornwall, and has a personal understanding of the challenges that can result from cultural differences unique to a Cornish background.

She originally qualified as a Social Worker at Plymouth University and specialised in Mental Health. She was employed as a Psychiatric Social Worker in two London Teaching hospitals before embarking on a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy training for individuals with the British Association of Psychotherapists of which she is now a Senior Member.

Susan has worked as psychotherapist in private practice and in the NHS since 1985 and has since completed a training and obtained a Masters degree in Couple Psychotherapy from the University of East London with TCCR.

She is a visiting clinician at TCCR and a theory seminar leader. She has recently been accepted as a Full member of the British Psychoanalytic Association and thence is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Susan is registered to practice with the British Psychoanalytic Council both as an individual and couple psychotherapist. She is bound by the the Code of Ethics of the British Confederation of Psychotherapists.

What is offered

Tamar Psychotherapy offers a range of services to couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties.

Do you deal with sexual problems?

Yes, our specialist training allows us to offer services for those experiencing sexual problems or difficulties. Whether the sexual problems relate to issues which occurred recently or in the distant past, psychotherapy deals with the underlying cause as well as the symptoms that currently affect your sexual relations.