The Psychological Team at Surf Action

Nick Banfield
Wellbeing Coach and Chartered Psychologist, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.

Nick uses a combination of Positive Psychology techniques and coaching models, to best suit his clients and helps them become the best possible person they can be through challenging self-imposed boundaries and developing pathways and willpower to achieving their goals and purpose. Nick passionately believes that being in the ocean environment helps improve wellbeing, emotional development, and confidence.

Nick's qualifications include an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)), member of the International Coaching Federation, working within the ICF ethical framework.

Tel: 07811 912245

Case Management and Welfare Support

Melanie Sanders

Providing information on a wide range of subjects, to help you to decide and make the best choices for you and your family.



Victoria Culshaw

Victoria has joined the Surf Action team as a Communication and Relationship Counsellor, registered with the BACP since 2018. She has a lifelong experience of being in a military family and looks forward to being able to offer support to individuals and couples in association with this great community.

Please get in touch directly with Vickie or through Surf Action.
Tel: 0759 958 8955


Delphine McComb

Delphine McComb

Systemic Psychotherapist
Family & Couple Psychotherapist
BSc (equivalent), PGDip, MSc

Delphine is qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and Family & Couple Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), with over 15 years experience of working with people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in the NHS (London and Cornwall) and in the private sector.

Delphine has a therapy clinic in Falmouth where she offers therapeutic support to children, young people, adults, couples and families.

She is trained to work with people of all ages and abilities and with a wide variety of issues using evidence-based techniques in a group setting or individually.

She has a wide experience of working with children, young people, couples and families in many areas where individuals and their family face difficulties such as communication problems, life transitions (separation, divorce, step-family life, loss of employment, bereavement, illness, accidents), and the impact this can have on mental health (anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, PTSD).

Delphine has extensive experience of working with trauma in adults and children.

In order to do this she draws on:

  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Psychodynamic informed Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurosciences
  • Attachment theory

Getting on together, communicating and understanding each other as a family or as a couple can be difficult and sometimes coming to see a trained professional to talk, together or separately, really helps.

Family Therapy, also called systemic therapy, helps people in close relationship help each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

Different combinations of family members can be seen separately as well as together to ensure that everyone can be heard and talk through what is on their mind before ideally coming back together.

Please do not hesitate to contact Delphine directly or through Surf Action.

UKCP profile:


Telephone: 07990 628 306


Dan Glaze

Dan Glaze MNCS (Accred) Psychotherapist and Integrated Counsellor

Dan is an NCS accredited Psychotherapist and Integrated Counsellor who deals with a wide range of Mental Health conditions, but specialises in Trauma. He recently retired from the Royal Marines after circa 26 years, has extensive operational and deployment history and a family tradition of Service in the Armed Forces.

He offers innovative, integrated and tailored therapeutic packages respecting the uniqueness of the individual and their experiences. These are conducted both indoors and outdoors (where appropriate). He has experience of working both with individuals and families.

Tel: 07966 429052

Surf Action Administrative Wellbeing Team

Alan Reynolds

Alan is an Ex Royal Naval Officer. He was diagnosed with combat-related PTSD in January 2016 at Combat Stress. In the same year he was also diagnosed with Bronchiectasis (the non-genetic version of Cystic Fibrosis). Remaining physically active is thus especially important to him. Administration, data collection, analysis and report writing are all aspects of Alan's work at Surf Action.