Kathy Parsons MA, UKCP, MBACP, Dip IIP
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost or even finding yourself in the same patterns as many times before without knowing a way out? Have you become anxious, depressed or confused about how you are living your life? Or are you wondering about how to change our lives and live differently in the future?
As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I have been working with people to help them with these and similar problems for the last 20 years. I offer straightforward, jargon-free psychotherapy and counselling: currently I am working entirely online and will be resuming face to face sessions in Holborn, central London, in May.
In my practice I aim to address a wide range of distress - anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues - and many other problems associated with living. Therapy can provide a time and place for two people to meet and talk and aims to help you move towards a more fruitful and meaningful existence and can help you manage your life more effectively.
If you feel that you would like to know more, I offer a free, initial online 30-minute consultation so that we can meet and talk through ways in which therapy may be of help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. During 2020, I completed a qualification for online psychotherapy and counselling with the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: these are the two main professional and regulatory bodies within the UK.
I abide by the Codes of Ethics and Practice of both UKCP and BACP. In addition, my work is supervised by a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer an initial, free 30-minute online consultation to talk through ways in which we might work together. As an alternative, it is also possible to have an initial discussion on the telephone. Otherwise, my fee is £70 per session. Please contact me if you would like any further information.
Currently I work entirely online from Wednesdays to Saturday lunchtimes. I will be working face to face from May 2021 at my Holborn, central London, practice.
I offer an free initial, non-obligation session of 30 minutes to both discuss your background and current problem as well as talking through ways in which we may work together. This session can be conducted via video or telephone according to your needs.