Satish Parmar MNCS (Accred)
One time or another we are all faced with some kind of distress in our lives. So many variables affect us to the ever-changing environment we live in:
In dealing with various different challenges in our daily lives, we sometimes get stuck in solving a particular issue or issues. At that time we seem to become baffled and frustrated, not being able to decide what path to take.
We might lose the ability to trust our instinctive thoughts or feelings, un-enabling us to make appropriate decisions in accordance with our direct perceptions and desires.
Sometimes it becomes too difficult to resolve an issue on our own. It helps to share our difficulties with another person and as the saying goes 'two heads are better than one'.
Providing the ideal secure environment for you, to come and share your difficulties with a professional. Creating the right therapeutic conditions, where you can disclose and explore your difficulties. By effective listening, non-judgemental acceptance and being authentic, I would assist you in exploring your thinking processes and assessing your possible plans of action.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
- Peer Mentor Progression
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mindfulness therapy
- Deprivation of Liberty, Mental Capacity Act 1993, Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-harm and Suicide
- NOCN Level 3, Tackling Issues Of Substance Misuse
- Brief Interventions - Addictions
I trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, consisting of three models: Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional-Analysis. I use a mixture of all three models, to understand the needs of my client, but the focus is to empower the client so that they can find their own solutions.
I have worked with hundreds of clients as a qualified counselling psychotherapist for over 8 years and have assisted people with various kinds of issues, from assisting in developing self-esteem to someone having attempted suicide.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also trained and worked as an Addiction Counsellor. Addiction can happen to anyone regardless of age, character, religion, education or social and employment status. No one purposely turns to addiction but it happens due to various reasons. It could happen due to traumas, distress or past suppression of feelings or emotions. Or it could be genetically linked to our parentage.
Addiction can develop to simple things such as television programmes, food, tea, coffee, sex, chocolates etc. Or it could be hours of gaming online to substance abuse. Life-threatening addictions could include glue-sniffing, alcohol, cigarettes to misuse of drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin or crack.
£55 per hour.
Reduction of the hourly rate may be considered for students on low income and people on social security benefits.
Having personally experienced the effectiveness of Counselling, I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor. I chose Integrative Humanistic Counselling because the teachings were attuned to my values and beliefs.
Having worked in many different occupations and experienced various levels of responsibilities, travelled and experienced three different continents, I have learned a lot about people and their behaviours. In my life, I have gone through a variety of upheavals, from relationship breakdowns, traumas, addiction to meditation.
For many people nowadays life is very hectic. I offer online counselling using various methods for those people who cannot have face-face counselling or who prefer anonymity. In the past, some clients have had counselling sessions with me using the telephone, emailing, facebook messenger or skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Gujarati and Hindi|
Mon - Fri : 10.00am to 8pm Sat - Sun : 10.00am to 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|