Ashley Parker- Specialist Relationship Therapist - Registered Member of BACP

Ashley Parker- Specialist Relationship Therapist - Registered Member of BACP

About me

I am an experienced therapist and worked for Relate Mid-Yorkshire for several years before completely flying solo for the last couple of years. I work with an extensive range of issues and see individuals, couples and families and in addition provide fertility, pregnancy and postnatal support to women and couples.

If you have found your way here, I'm guessing it wasn't by accident! Perhaps you are ready to work through some things that have been holding you back? Maybe your relationship could benefit from a little TLC?

As we get the urge for a 'spring clean' in our homes, similarly we can feel that way as we move out of the Winter months. You might fancy exploring new avenues or perhaps your relationship is in need of a tune up?

My name is Ashley and I am a Counsellor/psychotherapist, specialising in relationship therapy and have experience of working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low mood, bereavement etc.

I offer a warm, nurturing and confidential environment to support you in exploring, discovering and resolving some of the challenging areas in your life that may be holding you back or bringing sadness. My approach is not prescriptive and is led by your needs.

We will look at your wider framework - considering all impacting systems which can include your culture, gender, age, religion, wider family systems, sexuality, spirituality, education etc. In addition I believe it's beneficial to understand a person's past and how this may be influencing your present.

As a member of the BACP I am bound by a strict ethical framework and required to seek regular supervision and maintain my continued professional development through additional training - often with a specific focus.

Making the decision to seek out help can be difficult enough, therefore I think it’s imperative that I offer you a warm, confidential and secure space to explore, understand and overcome difficulties at a pace that suits you.

The process is collaborative and the therapeutic relationship is of up-most importance to the outcome of any type of therapy and therefore it is incredibly important that you choose a counsellor with whom you feel safe and confident to explore your difficulties and it can be helpful to contact a few to get a feel for who is going to best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA - Relationship Therapy
  • BA (hons) Counselling Studies
  • Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • The Centre for Child Mental Health Certificate in counselling children Aged 4-12 years
  • The Centre for Child Mental Health Certificate in counselling Adolescents
  • The 3 Step Rewind for Trauma - specialising in Birth Trauma

Additional Continued Professional Development:

  • Sexual Addiction & Couples
  • Recognising & Understanding Sexual Addiction
  • Counselling & the Autism Spectrum
  • Raising Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome
  • Understanding Anger & its Effects
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Mental Health & Couples Counselling
  • Suicide & Self-Harm
  • Birth Crisis with Sheila Kitzinger
  • Birth & Sex with Sheila Kitzinger
  • Birth Trauma with Shiela Kitzinger
  • Understanding & Working with Eating Disorders
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding Certificate
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Human Givens Anxiety

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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Concessions available upon request

Initial Consultation: £45
(50 Minutes)

Counselling: Individuals, Couples & Families
£50 (50 Minutes)

Children & Adolescents: £45

Natal Counselling/Support: £50 (50 Minutes)

Birth Debrief/Healing Counselling: £50 (60 Minutes)

Birth Trauma Treatment: From £125 (2 - 3 Sessions)

Further information

What you can expect:

We will meet for an initial consultation where you will have the opportunity to share some of the difficulties you are experiencing. In addition to this, I will tell you a little bit about how I work and you can decide whether I am the right person for you.

If you are in a relationship, I know that at times one person in the relationship may not wish to attend and although it's always helpful to work with the couple, it is possible to work with you inidivually.

If we decide that ongoing counselling is suitable, we will arrange ongoing appointments on a weekly basis or sometimes fortnightly depending on your needs.

The sessions are confidential and a full confidentiality statement will be given at your first appointment.

Ongoing Counselling

Sessions provide a warm, nurturing and confidential space to discuss, explore, understand and work through areas of your life that are challenging.

We will have regular reviews together, providing an opportunity to discuss your progress and to ensure you are getting the most from therapy.

Birth Reflection/Healing Sessions

These sessions are designed to give you the space to talk through unresolved issues surrounding a difficult or disappointing birth. It may be that it is affecting your relationship with your baby or your partner perhaps or you are struggling to find the words for what you are experiencing.

This is a 50 minute session - and will include giving me a broad idea of your experience, getting an idea of what you are experiencing now and what might be helpful ongoing. Sometimes, this can be enough, but further sessions may be required or ongoing counselling may be an option.

The sessions are designed to be gentle and supportive and a 'guilt' free space to talk.

Available Appointments

All services are available on Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Wednesdays (10am - 1:30) (5 pm - 7pm) Thursdays (10am - 1:30) (5pm - 6pm) & Saturdays (can be negotiated)

For more information about me visit my website:

To book appointments: 07707 151239 or email

Maps & Directions

York, YO24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

There is a small flight of stairs down to my therapy space. Please be aware of this beforehand.


Monday (upon request), Tuesday 10am - 8pm - Thursday 10am - 1:30pm, 4:30 - 6:30, Friday 10 - 1:30 **Please note the latest appointment is 8pm on Tuesday and 6:30 on Thursday**

Types of client

Young people
Older adults