Marianne Parford, Clarity Counselling Dip Couns. Supervisor
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and I have been in practice for 25 years, having worked in voluntary organisations, Higher Education, Employee Assistance Programmes, as a Staff Counsellor for the London Ambulance Service and in private practice. I am also a Counselling Supervisor. My approach is person-centred and holistic at its core. When working with someone I am mindful of the different facets of our nature: emotional, spiritual and physical, each of which affect the other. I believe that most of us have the capacity to help and heal ourselves but if our problems are persistent or complex and we "can't see the wood for the trees" we can't do this alone. Counselling can help us explore our difficulties and gain a different perspective in a safe and confidential environment.
In recent years I have specialised in the treatment of trauma. I enjoy using art as an aid to therapy, as this is often helpful when words are difficult to find. I provide both short term and ongoing counselling for anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, PTSD, phobias, relationships, abuse, work related issues and much more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am BACP Accredited and I have 25 years experience as a Counsellor and 19 years as a Counselling Supervisor. I have worked in a variety of settings; an Alcohol and Drugs Charity, an Employee Assistance Programme and as a Staff Counsellor for the London Ambulance Service. I currently work in private practice in Ickenham, Uxbridge.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
Diploma in Supervision (Inst. for Person Centred Learning)
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
Further training in Solution-Focussed Therapy, Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Couples work.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £40 - £60
Some concessions available
The first session is an opportunity for you to ask questions and to decide if you are ready to engage in counselling. We will discuss the number of sessions you might want or need and whether I can help you. It is also a chance for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
I work from home,where there is ample parking. The U1 bus stops nearby and I am a 10-15 minute walk from Ickenham station, which is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadily lines.