Richard Parrott, BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Registered MBACP.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with a practice in Leyton, East London.
I offer an authentic, confidential, non-judgemental and respectful space where I hope you feel safe to share and explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I have experience in working with clients that have experienced, or are experiencing: bereavement; relationship issues; anxiety; stress; addiction; depression; anger; childhood sexual abuse; adjustments to major life changes and self esteem issues.
I ham available to work in both a time-limited, focused way or on a longer term, open-ended basis.
The first forays into the world of counselling and psychotherapy can be daunting and confusing. There's a vast array of qualifications, specialisms and approaches that therapists adopt and depending on where you look and where we've trained you'll read about psychotherapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, behavioural therapists, psychologists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, life coaches, hypnotherapists....I know I've left a lot out... It really is endless!
Therefore, if you are interested in starting counselling, or are just taking your first steps, please get in touch and I'll do my utmost to explain how I understand the process and try to help you find the right support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling that I attained after four years of study at the Minster Centre in London.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Over three years post-qualification experience as a registered member of the BACP in private practice.
Considerable experience as a Mental Health Advisor in London universities.
Experience working in an NHS IAPT service.
Three years as a senior counsellor and assessor for Carers Lewisham.
One year as a support time and recovery volunteer at Mind in Camden.
Young People & Drugs Training @ Lewisham Young People Drug and Alcohol Service
Working with Clients Who Misuse Alcohol @ Minster Centre, Queens Park.
Adjusting to major life events/changes.
Issues specific to young adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
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The fee is £55 for a 50 minute session.
I strive to make counselling as widely available as possible and with this in mind I offer some concessionary rates and also the option of fortnightly sessions. If you would like to discuss this further please feel free to raise this when you first contact me or during our initial meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Saturday 8am-9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|