Charlotte Parkinson MBACP reg, BA (Hons), Dip Couns
Through a therapeutic relationship, we have space to safely explore our own nature, how we interact with others and how we inhabit and experience our lives.
Having someone witness our process who can sensitively reflect unconscious behaviour, may show struggle in a different light. This can create a valuable shift in perspective and allow opportunity for growth.
During times of challenge and change our pre-existing beliefs and feelings may come into question. This can show up through bodily experiences, emotions, thoughts, intuition and so on.
As a counsellor with 12 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 behind the conscious and less-conscious choices we make each day.
Each client has specific needs and requirements from counselling which I strive to meet.
I also offer therapy outdoors, where we encounter the natural world with ourselves as elements of the whole.
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.
Please feel free to call or email me for a chat if you would like further information or to get a feel for the way we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies
(Gestalt Therapy, Working with Rage and Anger, Nurturing Soul)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP)
Working therapeutically with Young people (Kooth)
Areas of interest:
Spiritual and Transpersonal counselling
Ecotherapy - connection to Earth and the other-than-human world.
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
Free 30 minute introductory chat - thereafter- I charge £50.00 per hourly session.
(Concessions may be available)