Alice Yendle-Parsons MA MBACP (Accred). Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor

Alice Yendle-Parsons MA MBACP (Accred). Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor

About me

About me:

I am a BACP accredited and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer. I have 10 years of experience in psychotherapy practice within independent private practice, Relate, employee counselling services and freelance contracts. I am qualified to work with adult individuals and couples, families, young people and children as well as providing clinical supervision for therapists.
I offer an independent specialist service for Derby and the surrounding areas.
I am passionate about empowering people to recognise and achieve their potential. I offer confidential and non-judgemental therapy to help clients with a wide range of issues as well as supporting them to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, manage stress and develop confidence.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy dependant on individual needs.

I offer the following services:

  • Psychotherapy/counselling with individuals
  • Relationship therapy for families and couples or other groups
  • Young People’s therapy
  • Clinical supervision for individuals and groups
  • Corporate training
  • I am also available to offer training supervision and training therapy for trainee therapists.

How I work:

As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon the following theories to inform my work:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Systemic
  • Person-centred approach
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioural Therapy)
  • Brief Solution Focussed therapy

My experience:

I have 10 years of experience working with and supporting individuals and groups in various settings. I have extensive experience of working with clients with issues including, but not limited to: childhood abuse, rape and sexual abuse, domestic abuse, power and control in relationships, mental health, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relationship difficulties, affairs, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, life stages, sexuality, alcohol and substance misuse. Working with these issues has highlighted the importance of helping clients to build resilience, autonomy and confidence.

My Counselling Approach:

I work collaboratively with clients to help increase self-awareness and understanding of responses to the issues discussed. Increased understanding can help with making informed choices on any problematic issues or behaviours you wish to change, adapt or process.
Present day difficulties such as relationship issues, negative thinking, low self-esteem, disproportionate responses to stress and lack of confidence are often linked to unresolved or unprocessed experiences from our past. During therapy, I aim to provide a safe place for you to explore, process and manage these issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Distinction) in Relationship Therapy – Integrative Psychotherapy Masters Degree

MBACP (accred) - Registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling

Award in Education and Training

Other training:

  • Couples therapy for depression
  • Relate post qualifying training in working with young people
  • Systemic family practice relating to sexual abuseAdult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Working with suicide and self-harm
  • Mental health in couple counselling
  • Transactional analysis
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Mind mapping
  • Spirituality in family therapy
  • Samaritans training
  • Confidence in conflict
  • Therapeutic counselling skills for children
  • Domestic violence and abuse/assessment and intervention
  • People management
  • Coaching skills
  • Debt management
  • Various safeguarding courses
  • Asperger’s and ASD
  • Working with Attachment and Loss
  • Telephone counselling
  • Emotionally focussed therapy
  • Safe uncertainty on supervision
  • Counselling with a sexual focus
  • Disordered personalities
  • Mindfulness
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Substance misuse and couples
  • Mindful sex and relationship therapy
  • Societal rape myths and traumatic reactions
  • Spiritual and Religious abuse
  • Substance misuse and alcohol

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with the following issues in Derby and Surrounding areas:

Generalised anxiety disorder



Low moods





Couples Counselling


Affairs and betrayals


Family Issues

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem






Religious issues and religion

Post Natal

Emotional abuse

Sexual abuse



Eating Disorders

Teenagers and Adolsecents

Self Harm


Individual Psychotherapy £50.00 (50 minute session).

Couples or Relationship Counselling £65.00 (50 minute session).

Individual Supervision £60.00 (60 minute session) £75.00 (90 minute session).

I am willing to offer reduced fees for personal therapy for psychotherapists and counsellors in training.

The fees for training and consultation with organisations are by separate negotiation, this includes work from private health providers and charities.

Group supervision (By separate negotiation).

Note: Reduced fees for Psychotherapists and Counsellors in training and students may be negotiated.

Corporate Daily Rates / Daily Training Rates £350 per day, £200 per half day

Fees are requested to be paid at the beginning of each session or via bank transfer prior to the session.

Please be aware that in the case of cancellation or missed appointments less than 48 hours before the time of the booked session, an alternative appointment can be arranged if possible, however, if this is not possible, the full fee will be required.

Further information

Street Parking is available.
There is a regular bus service from Derby to Oakwood.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Individual and Group Supervision is offered for professionals and trainees working with the following client groups:.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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