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MSc, CTA, PGCDip Couns, Pract NLP, Reg.MBACP(Accred)

About me

Hi, I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor at Park Counselling, my private therapy practice in Beeston, Nottingham. I see clients both face to face in Beeston and via Zoom and provide caring, professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy for individuals on a short, medium or long term basis, depending on your individual requirements and needs. 

I also provide employee assistance counselling support for organisations and I am a registered provider for most major private medical insurers.

Working both face to face and via zoom provides flexibility to work with clients with differing needs, for example those based elsewhere in the country, clients who often have to travel for work or study purposes, clients who have moved away from the area during therapy or those clients unable to attend in person for other reasons.

Who do I work with and what types of issues can I help with?
Whatever issues you are facing right now you are not alone.  Most people experience difficult feelings  or relationship issues at some point in their lives, it's just part of being human.  My practice is very broad ranging, I work with clients of all genders and sexual orientations over the age of 18 years facing a wide range of life issues and typically see issues such as:

  • Depression, sadness or low mood, feelings of despair or hopelessness.
  • Post traumatic stress, from recent events or those in the past, including abuse, assault, accidents and issues faced by ex-armed forces or emergency services personnel, as well as legal, medical and other front-line professionals.
  • Anger, irritability or agitation; anger management.
  • Unresolved "baggage" from the past: old hurts or resentments, regrets, anger, sadness, shame, fear or intrusive memories or thoughts.
  • Work-related stress, difficulties with colleagues or achieving home-work balance.
  • Issues arising from bereavement, loss, illness, redundancy or other major life changes such as separation, divorce or retirement.
  • Victims of abuse, physical, emotional or sexual, past or present.
  • Victims of bullying, past or present.
  • Childhood issues, bullying, trauma or abuse of any kind (e.g. physical, emotional or sexual abuse, deprivation or neglect).
  • Anxiety, fear, agitation or panic.
  • Low self-confidence, low self-esteem or communication issues.
  • Phobias, such as fear of flying, food, spiders or blood
  • Family or friends relationship issues.
  • Relationship issues, improve communication and intimacy.

How do I Work?
I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to talk and will listen to you without judgement and I can provide short, medium or long term support, depending on what you need.  I work on the following key assumptions:  1) that we all have worth, value and dignity as a human being and deserve to be treated accordingly, 2) that everyone has the capacity to think, feel and act, and 3) we make decisions and develop coping strategies which can either help or hinder us and these can be updated at any stage of life for the better.

I use a blend of methods drawn from Transactional Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness to help you to explore your thinking, feelings, beliefs and behaviour around the issues you are facing.  As you develop understanding and insight, you will be supported to expand your thinking, express your feelings, update your mental 'programming' and make positive changes at a pace that is right for you.

When do I See Clients?

I offer a variety of morning, lunchtime, afternoon and early evening appointments Monday to Friday. Availability can change a short notice, so please call my answerphone and listen to the message to find out current availability.

Please take a look through my website at www.parkcounsellingnottingham.co.uk to find out more, or call me on 07913 153406 for an initial discussion and to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member MBACP(Accred)

MSc Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis)
Certified Transactional Analyst
Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Counselling Skills certificate
Bereavement Counselling Skills, Cruse
NLP Practitioner Certificate
NLP Coaching Diploma
Certificate in Life Coaching
BSc (hons)

I follow the code of ethical and professional practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a Registered and Accredited Member.  I work with regular supervision and am committed to my ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Traumatic Stress, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, including issues faced by frontline staff, including ex-armed forces personnel, emergency services personnel, legal and medical professionals.

Relationship issues, depression, family issues, panic, phobias, separation or divorce, cross cultural issues, abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement. Teachers, university students.

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

My fee structure is as follows:

  • Initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes: free of charge.
  • Individual online counselling or psychotherapy for private individuals paying their own fees: £65 per hour.
  • Private Medical Insurance: procedures and fees vary depending on which company you are with - please check with your insurer in the first instance and then call me to discuss your specific needs.
  • Employee Assistance: fees vary depending on requirements - please call to discuss your specific needs.

Payment methods:

I accept payment by direct online banking / banking app.

Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

**I currently have a few appointments available. Please call my mobile for the latest availability information.**

Further information

Appointments are available at the following times:

Mondays: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Tuesdays: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesdays: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Thursdays: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Fridays: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Location

*** PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE I AM ONLY SEEING CLIENTS VIA VIDEO-SESSIONS USING ZOOM SOFTWARE ***

In late autumn/winter 2021, depending on the pandemic situation at that time, I am hoping to resume face to face sessions; these will be based in Beeston, Nottingham NG9. Details will be announced nearer the time.

Nottingham, NG9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

2nd floor room, so access is via stairs. There is ample free parking and a bus stop within a 15-20 minute walk with regular services from Nottingham city centre, Derby Road and other surrounding areas.

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