Elaine Parker

Elaine Parker

Ffarmers
Carmarthenshire
SA19

07973 452561

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Ffarmers
Carmarthenshire
SA19

07973 452561

About me

When you are feeling discouraged, anxious, worried, or have thoughts, feelings behaviours that you feel are stopping you from managing the challenges of life, counselling might be beneficial.

My counselling approach can be applied to most situations where people feel they need help.

My approach is himanistic, psychodynamic and person- centered. It is holistic, working with mind, body and spirit.  My counselling approach is interactive and equal, myself and the client working together on the issues they bring.  I am interested in helping people feel a sense of belonging, and of courage to tackle what life throws at them.

When we feel discouraged, we sometimes need some help to find our way back into the fullness of life.  I look into my clients' early life, as the roots of our "stuckness" can often be found in ways we learnt to manage life when we were very young.  We then work together to find a way to change our response to difficulties, to give ourselves more choice.

In my private practice, I work with people aged 16 and over.

I also work with couples, looking in particular at how they carry out the "task for two" as Adler described the relationship.  Communication, dealing with challenges as a couple, encouragement for the individual within the couple and how this can help resolve many issues.

I am also a qualified Family Counsellor, happy to work with the whole family, to explore the dynamics that cause friction in daily life, and to find ways to increase cooperation, so that each family member has a place in the group which is equal and valued.
I am a member of BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

2013                   Certificate in Supervision

2011                   Certificate in Adlerian Family Counselling

2006 – 2008      Diploma in Adlerian Counselling, Adlerian Society of Wales

2005                  Adlerian Teaching Certificate

2004 – 2005      Certificate in Adlerian Counselling – Trinity College Carmarthen

2004                Counselling and Communications course – Trinity College Carmarthen

2003                 City and Guilds in Adult Education – Level 1, Amersham College

1997 – 1998      Karuna Institute - Foundation in Core Process Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family Counselling

Couples Counselling

Fees

My fee for one to one and couples counselling is £40 per hour, although I have a limited number of client places for which I can offer a reduction, depending on financial circumstances, and I offer counselling to students for £25 per hour.

The fee for family counselling is £50 for a one and a half hour session, and this usually only requires one or two shorter follow up sessions.

I am also an experienced trainer, and am happy to put together bespoke training for companies, organisations who work in the counselling/caring/health fields.

Further information

I am a member of
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy),
ASOW (Adlerian Society of Wales),
ASIIP (Adlerian Society of the UK and Institute for Individual Psychology),

I am fully insured.

Maps & Directions

Ffarmers, SA19

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold a Certificate in Supervision from Cambridge Supervision Training.

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