Valerie Adlparvar MA (Accred) Counsellor MBACP & EMDR (Accred) Consultant
I am an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and EMDR Accredited Consultant with over 17 years of experience in both NHS and private practice.
I offer individual counselling for adults for a wide variety of issues.
I also offer Couples Counselling and EMDR Therapy which is a specialist therapy which can be used to work with Post Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD or Trauma work) and other issues.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am the Centre Director of Jesmond Therapy Centre where I am based. The Centre is open Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 9.00pm offering daytime and evening appointments, Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm.
We provide a non judgmental service from a safe and well established venue. We are easily accessible by public transport, bus stop at the end of the street going to and from the city centre. We also have free on-street parking and we are a short walk from both Jesmond and West Jesmond metro stations.
All of the different talking therapies such as Counselling (individual, couples, family), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and many more are available from Jesmond Therapy Centre.
I have network of highly experienced and qualified independent practitioners who can offer a wide range of therapies for children, individuals, couples and families.
If you would like to find out more information or to discuss our services on offer, please contact Jesmond Therapy Centre on: 0191 281 2167 or VAL on 07986543769 (with no obligation)
For more information about Jesmond Therapy Centre click on the link below
We offer short or long term therapy working with a wide range of issues such as:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:
We offer different ways of working and some of the therapists use a combination of different models, skills, techniques within their practice to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of individuals.
Several of the therapists, including myself, work with Couples covering issues such as:
Relationship difficulties; Dealing with affairs; Separation; Divorce; Step families and offer guidance on how to deal with children who are experiencing their parents divorce.
We have Bupa, Aviva, Cigna Registered Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Cognitive Behavioural therapists (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapists(CAT) , Psychologists, EMDR Therapists and EMDR Consultants and we provide counselling for companies, employees through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's) as well as insurance companies.
My Own Personal Experience as a Therapist
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling from Durham University. I gained my counselling experience by working in GP's surgeries in a NHS Primary Care setting in both Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside, working with clients working with a wide range of different issues. My couples experience was gained through training and working at Relate. I also gained experience of working with different nationalities by working in specialised cross-cultural counselling projects and services.
I am an EMDR Accredited Consultant with EMDR Europe which means I have considerable experience of working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety issues, fear, phobias and I supervise other EMDR therapists work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant
- BACP Accredited Counsellor (+17 years)
- Masters (MA) in Education and Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Couple Counselling - Relate
- EMDR Consultants Certificate
- EMDR Accreditation Certificate
- Certificate's in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1 - 4
- Certificate in Supervision
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Experience of Psychodrama Workshops
- Degree in BSc Human Organisations
- Certificate in Careers Guidance
- Certificate in Education (Teaching)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Jesmond Therapy Centre is available for qualified and experienced therapists to hire rooms on an ad hoc or block booking basis.
Referrals may be available to therapists who work from Jesmond Therapy Centre.
Contact Jesmond Therapy Centre on 0191 281 2167 if you are interested in hiring rooms.
Jesmond Therapy centre offers both individual and group EMDR supervision with an EMDR Consultant. This is for EMDR therapists in training and those EMDR therapists who are working towards accreditation and consultancy.
For further information, please call 0191 - 281 2167 or Val on 07986543769
For more information regarding Jesmond Therapy Centre, please visit www.jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
Photos & videos
- Ongoing - An introduction to sand tray
- Ongoing - The neuroscience of transformation
- 14/03/20 - Numbing the pain: Making the link between childhood trauma and addiction
- 21/03/20 - Walking the talking: Exploring how we include walking in our therapeutic practice
- 28/03/20 - Using creative writing as a therapeutic tool
- 04/04/20 - Mindfulness and trauma - the way out is through
EMDR: From £72.00
CBT: From £72.00
I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training. Fees for supervision are £60.00 per hour or £80.00 for 1.5 hours a month (as required by BACP).
There is a FREE introductory session for counsellors or trainee counsellors who are looking for supervision and a reduced rate for students in training (negotiable).
EMDR Individual supervision £65.00 per hour
EMDR Group of two £110.00 per hour
EMDR Group of three £160.00 per hour
Where more than 3 EMDR Therapists are in a group for supervision, please call to discuss
Please note payment can be accepted by cash, cheque or card. Payment is taken at the beginning of the session.
We have several EMDR practitioners and I am one of two EMDR Accredited Consultants who work from the Centre.
EMDR stands for "Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing".
EMDR therapy is one of two treatments recommended by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is useful for people who have experienced some form of trauma and are struggling to manage on a day to day basis.
Issues treated include:- childhood trauma/ physical/ sexual abuse, road traffic accidents, overwhelming fears, recurrent night nightmares, panic attacks, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorders, Bereavement, grief, anxiety pain, and depression. We can use specialist EMDR equipment i.e tappers, audio or light bar see below to help clients focus and work more effectively in sessions.
If you would like more information about EMDR please call Val on: 07986543769 or the Centre on 0191 281 2167
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, afternoon and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am qualified supervisor and have been working as a supervisor for the last 14 years. I have supervisees who work with a range of clients dealing with issues such as substance abuse, mental health issues, relationship issues and trauma.View supervision profile