Charlotte Parkinson MBACP reg, BA (Hons), Dip Couns
I work from the centre of Falmouth with adults and young people aged 16 and above providing an accepting, empathic and authentic space as a base to gently explore from.
We are all travelers through our own lives. I sometimes see my counselling role as a companion who can help you navigate a particularly rocky section of path. I will never presume to show you the way as you are the expert in laying the course for your life but together we may be able to explore alternative ways to travel, figure out how to overcome obstacles or simply sit and feel what needs to be felt.
Having someone who can sensitively reflect unconscious behaviour and be a witness to your process may show struggle in a different light. This often creates a valuable shift in perspective giving you the opportunity to delve and explore the fullness of your being with the aim of locating hidden pools of inner resource.
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.
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.
Usually, I suggest we meet for six sessions which we will then review. 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|
I offer early morning, daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client