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Anna Parker, Registered/Accredited MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor

Wimbledon SW19 & Kingston Upon Thames KT2 0208 417 0671 0208 417 0671 07766 012857 07766 012857 Registered / Accredited
Wimbledon SW19 & Kingston Upon Thames KT2

About me

Now working by Zoom or WhatsApp, the way I practice remains. The focus, choice and pace are yours. In private practice since 2003, I know that the heart of effective counselling is the experience of trust in a counsellor.

Clients at any time come to counselling for a range of concerns, which fall into: managing a sudden crisis, resolving past experiences, understanding themselves better.

Just now it is only too likely that things may erupt.

I suggest to start by a brief phone call or Zoom conversation. Others prefer to outline a focus by email.  Depending on what we discuss, I will tell you if I think I am the appropriate person for you.  If not, I have colleagues I can suggest.

As an integrative counsellor, I bring the right approach to suit your specific needs. Some clients prefer a structured approach or to use aspects of CBT; others may prefer a more psychodynamic method to help understand past experiences in depth.

I provide a supportive and reflective environment in which we can work, giving you time and space.

ABOUT ME
Years ago in a pastoral context I supported those going through bereavement. This was after I had been through a number of losses in a very short time, including friends dying in the bombing at Lockerbie.

A few years later I became seriously ill. Afterwards I had a block of time limited counselling. This helped me sort through how I was feeling and reacting to the consequences and impact of the illness, including losing my job.

The above two experiences of listening to and being listened to are part of what led me to become a counsellor.  I believe in the power of therapy through personal experience.

I'm interested the process of creativity. I used to work in an art gallery but I can't draw or paint. Being creative to me seems close to playing, enjoying being in the moment, from cooking to gardening, personally and professionally.

How do I work?

Either after having spoken or by email, we arrange an initial session after which we can agree to work for 6 sessions. Then we review how things are going.

The first stage is to get more awareness of what is happening now, so we understand key factors including influences, experiences and beliefs. This mapping of experience gives us a platform to think about change.

We can then work together to identify what could be different and begin to put those different ways of behaving and responding into action.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems 2018
  • Annual training workshops at London Centre for Psychodrama : 2015-2018.
  • Further on going professional development in supervision of groups and reflective practice
  • Foundation in Art Therapy British Association of Art Therapy  2013
  • Cognitive Behavioural Training Wimbledon Guild 2011
  • Working with Couples Epsom Counselling Service 2009 – 2010
  • Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision Cascade Training Associates 2007
  • Modules in Groupwork Metanoia 2004 – 2006
  • Use of Sandtray 2004
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Kingston College 2003
  • Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling Techniques Barnabas House 1994

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 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

  • £65 per weekly session (individuals)
  • I have some reduced rate places, please ask for further details

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am registered with Aviva and CBTClinics.  Please ask for details.

Wimbledon
SW19

Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
KT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages no

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mon to Thurs 8.00am to 7.50pm. The last session is at 7.00pm ending at 7.50pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

As a counsellor, the collaborative working relationship of supervision has been key in my development as a practitioner.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Anna Parker, Registered/Accredited MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor

Anna Parker, Registered/Accredited MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor

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0208 417 0671

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