Anna Parker, Registered and Accredited MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
0208 417 0671 / 07766 012857
In private practice since 2003, I am profoundly aware of the importance of your choice and a connection with your therapist. At the heart of effective counselling is the experience of trust in a counsellor.
Clients come to me for counselling to explore a range of concerns – whether personal crisis, resolving past experiences or as a way to understand themselves better.
I offer a FREE brief initial phone consultation. As an integrative counsellor, I can bring the right approach to suit your specific needs. Some clients prefer a structured approach using aspects of CBT; others may prefer a more psychodynamic method to help understand past experiences in depth.
I provide a supportive and reflective environment in which we can work, giving you the time and space to decide our focus and pace.
Years ago I volunteered in a pastoral context. My first block of pastoral work was supporting those who had been through bereavement. This was after I had been through a number of losses in a very short time including friends dying in the bombing at Lockerbie. So I was walking with people along similar routes if not the same experiences.
I then became seriously ill. Afterwards I had a block of time limited focused counselling. The illness meant I lost my job. The counselling helped steady me and helped me sort through how I was feeling and reacting.
The above two experiences of listening to and being listened to are part of what led me to become a counsellor. So this says I've experienced the relevance and effectiveness of counselling from the perspective of client and counsellor. I believe in the power of therapy.
I'm interested the process of creativity. I used to work in an art gallery but I can't draw or paint. Being creative to me seems close to playing, enjoying being in the moment, from cooking to gardening, personally and professionally.
How do I work?
Having spoken on the phone, we can arrange an initial session after which we agree to work for 6 sessions. Then we review how things are going.
The first stage will be to get more awareness of what is happening now, so we understand key factors including influences, experiences and beliefs. This mapping of experience gives us a platform to think about change.
We can then work together to identify what could be different and begin to put those different ways of behaving and responding into action.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation in Art Therapy 2013
- Cognitive Behavioural Training 2011
- Working with Couples 2009 – 2010
- Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision 2007
- Modules in Groupwork 2004 – 2006
- Use of Sandtray 2004
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2003
- Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling Techniques 1994
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- £55 per weekly session (individuals)
- £70 per weekly session (couples)
- I have some reduced rate places, please ask for further details
I am a counsellor as part of a project for BLISS, which provides 6 FREE sessions of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon to Thurs 8.00am to 7.50pm. The last session is at 7.00pm ending at 7.50pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a counsellor, the collaborative working relationship of supervision has been key in my development as a practitioner.View supervision profile