Charlotte Parkinson MBACP reg, BA (Hons), Dip Couns
2020 has brought many challenges with the widespread effects of the pandemic. Our experience of it and the ways in which we cope will be influenced by pre-existing patterns of behaviour and life situations that are as different as each person.
For some it may offer time and space to delve into their depths spiritually and creatively. For others difficult feelings of fear, frustration, grief and shock may become magnified.
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 unseen previously. We may also need to simply sit and feel what needs to be felt together.
As a counsellor with 10 years of experience, 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
Ecotherapy-connection with Earth and her environment
I am grateful to have worked within the community, a hospice, university settings and secondary schools as well as within private practice both with young people and adults.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adverse effects of social media.
Free 30 minute introductory chat - thereafter- I charge £50.00 per hourly session.
(Concessions may be available)