Ellen Parsons MBACP (Accred)
C/o The Body Factory
105 Nibthwaite Road
C/o North Bank House
28 Pages Lane
I am an experienced and qualified Person-Centred therapist (MBACP registered and accredited), with consulting rooms in the Harrow and Muswell Hill areas. I have a broad experience of counselling clients from a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse needs.
I support clients to face any difficulties they may be experiencing. I offer a holistic, non-judgmental approach, where attention is given to the whole person, with compassion and acceptance. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach and I respect and encourage autonomy within the therapeutic process at all times.
If you wish to explore the spiritual side of life, I am able to draw on a well-established and acknowledged integrative Christian model of counselling.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a process of personal exploration, examining issues that are causing you difficulty in your life and relationships.
I would be working with you to help identify the roots of your particular difficulty and by increasing your self-awareness about those issues, this can help enable you to move on and flourish in your life.
How could Counselling help?
Counselling / psychotherapy can be a safe place to explore and unravel issues of concern to you. This can help you to overcome long-standing stumbling blocks and to achieve desired changes in your life and relationships.
Is counselling for me?
There are many who have experienced the benefits of counselling to help them with difficulties they are facing in life, as well as in dealing with experiences from their past, which may be impacting on the present.
What can I expect from our first meeting?
Our first meeting will provide the opportunity for me to learn more about your concerns, and for us to discuss what you hope to achieve in your personal counselling.
How long can I expect to be in therapy?
Time limited counselling is offered when you may wish to attend for only a certain amount of sessions (say 10 to 12) in order to focus on a particular issue.
Longer term psychotherapy is offered if you wish to explore and work through deeper issues in a more timely and explorative way.
Regular reviews will help identify where we are within the process, but how long the therapy inevitably lasts will be for you to decide.
How long does a counselling session last?
Counselling sessions typically last for 50 minutes, although longer sessions can be arranged if preferred.
How regularly will we meet?
Sessions are held on a weekly basis, particularly in the early stages of therapy, but fortnightly sessions may be agreed later on where appropriate.
How can I make an appointment?
You may contact me by either of the following:
Telephone (please leave a brief message if I am not immediately available, and I will return your call as soon as I am able).
or by Email
Where do I attend for therapy?
I have consulting rooms in two locations:
c/o The Body Factory, 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1TE; or
c/o North Bank House, 28 Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, London, N10 1PP
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Christian Counselling (CWR)
Focusing Level 1 to 5
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
It is also a professional requirement that I undertake regular and on-going professional development training as well as attend regular supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues related to being single
Purpose / meaning
Counselling / Psychotherapy Fees
Weekly daytime: £45 per session
Saturday and evening appointments: £55 per session
Weekly daytime: 1.5 hour - £70 per session
I adhere to the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Week days and Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I qualified as a supervisor in 2016, gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision through the Albany Centre.View supervision profile