Charlotte Parkinson MBACP reg, BA (Hons), Dip Couns
2020 has brought us all many challenges with the widespread effect of Covid-19: imposed isolation, the need to keep our distance or feeling shut in with others to frontline exposure to the disease and economic concerns.
For some it gives time and space to delve into their depths spiritually and creatively finding hidden pools within the shadows of their own psyche. For others the rumble of fear, frustration, grief and shock grows loud.
The situation may be global but we experience it and try to cope in our individual ways with pre-existing patterns of behaviour and life situations that are as different as each person.
Having someone witness your process who can sensitively reflect unconscious behaviour may show struggle in a different light. This can create a valuable shift in perspective giving you the opportunity to delve and explore the fullness of your being- possibly previously unseen. We may also need to simply sit and feel what needs to be felt together.
As an experienced counsellor, I work within the person-centred framework and where appropriate draw on the creativity of Gestalt based interventions which ask us to look at the choices we make each day in relation to ourselves and within our relationships. Each client has specific needs and requirements from counselling which I strive to meet.
During this time I will be offering all sessions online or by phone.
I attend regular supervision and update my practice often by attending training, workshops and an ongoing therapy group. I abide by the BACP's code of ethics.
I offer both long and short term support.
Please feel free to call or email me for a chat if you would like any further information or to get a feel for the way we could work or how I am as a person.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies
(Gestalt Therapy, Working with Rage and Anger, Nurturing Soul)
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP)
Certificate in working therapeutically with Young people (Kooth)
Spiritual and Transpersonal counselling
I am grateful to have worked within the community, a hospice, higher education settings and secondary schools as well as within private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adverse effects of social media.
Free 30 minute introductory chat - thereafter- I charge £45.00 per hourly session.
(Concessions may be available)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
At present where I work is not suitable for wheelchair access however alternative arrangements can be made.
I offer early morning, daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client