Deborah Parker

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BACP (Accred) | Online Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Coventry, West Midlands, CV7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a person-centred therapist with 15 years of considerable experience working with adults and young people who have needed help with issues around loss, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence, survivors of childhood abuse, and issues that arise from this such as anxiety, depression, guilt, dissociation and grief.

You may be unhappy in a relationship, feel lonely or unable to share what you are feeling with partner or family. Maybe you are feeling angry or sad, frustrated or overwhelmed for no reason. Perhaps you often find yourself trying to put a brave face on - "I'm but I am not."

I believe that you are the expert of your world and I am here to listen and help you to explore troubles that are preventing you from moving on with your life. Working with me, you will gain more self confidence and belief in yourself, be able set boundaries and be able to manage your anxiousness and have some control over how you are feeling.

The relationship between counsellor and client is crucial to change occurring and I do my best to ensure that my clients feel safe and accepted enough to explore issues, sometimes for the first time.

First step

The first step is often the hardest; if you decide to contact me, please either call me or send me an email and I will respond to you as soon as possible, within 24 hours if I can.

I offer appointments online with weekly sessions of 50 minutes and I have availability of early evening appointments. We will arrange a mutually convenient time to connect and during that first session we will ensure that we will be able to work together to help you to move on. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
  • Accredited Member of BACP
  • Family Mediator
  • BPS Approved Essential Skills in Clinical Supervision
  • Working with Trauma
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Exploring grief and loss 
  • Understanding loneliness
  • Counselling survivors of childhood abuse
  • Working with Shame
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Working with Anger in Adolescents

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer a therapeutic space to enable clients to feel they can explore the issues that are causing distress.  I feel that when a client feels safe and not judged, it is possible to open up and talk about their struggles, building a foundation of trust. 

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently offer appointments mostly on Wednesday and Thursday.  My last appointment time is 6pm.

Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Spaces

Supervision

Online
Phone

I hold a BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision and experienced in supervising colleagues in the third sector, now moved to private practice

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Deborah Parker
Deborah Parker