Elaine Parker

Elaine Parker


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About me

Counselling is helpful when life presents challanges such as anxiety, stress, depression, relatiionship problems, family issues, trauma.

My approach is based on Adler's Individual Psychology, which is humanistic, psychodynamic and person-centered. It is holistic, working with mind, body and spirit.  My counselling approach is interactive and equal, myself and the client working together on the issues they bring.  I am interested in helping people feel a sense of belonging, and of courage to tackle what life throws at them.

When we feel discouraged, we sometimes need some help to find our way back into the fullness of life.  I look into my clients' early life, as the roots of our "stuckness" can often be found in ways we learnt to manage life when we were very young.  We then work together to find a way to change our response to difficulties, to give ourselves more choice.

In my private practice, I work with young people and adults, including families and couples.

I also work with couples, looking in particular at how they carry out the "task for two" as Adler described the relationship.  Communication, dealing with challenges as a couple, encouragement for the individual within the couple and how this can help resolve many issues.

I am also a qualified Family Counsellor, happy to work with the whole family, to explore the dynamics that cause friction in daily life, and to find ways to increase cooperation, so that each family member has a place in the group which is equal and valued.
I am a member of National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred)).

I also offer supervision for counsellors and others in the helping professions.  This can be one-to-one or in small groups.  Contact me for details.

Training, qualifications & experience

2013                   Certificate in Supervision

2011                   Certificate in Adlerian Family Counselling

2006 – 2008      Diploma in Adlerian Counselling, Adlerian Society of Wales

2005                  Adlerian Teaching Certificate

2004 – 2005      Certificate in Adlerian Counselling – Trinity College Carmarthen

2004                Counselling and Communications course – Trinity College Carmarthen

2003                 City and Guilds in Adult Education – Level 1, Amersham College

1997 – 1998      Karuna Institute - Foundation in Core Process Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family Counselling

Couples Counselling

Supervision face to face, Zoom or Skype

Upcoming events


My fee for one to one and couples counselling is £45 per hour, although I have a limited number of client places for which I can offer a reduction, depending on financial circumstances, and I offer counselling to students for a reduced fee.

The fee for family counselling is £55 for a one and a half hour session, and this usually only requires one or two shorter follow up sessions.  Sometimes a first session of an hour is sufficient to start the process

I am also an experienced trainer, and am happy to put together bespoke training for companies, organisations who work in the counselling/caring/health fields.

Further information

I am a member of
National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred)
ASIIP (Adlerian Society of the UK and Institute for Individual Psychology),

I am fully insured.

Maps & Directions

Ffarmers, SA19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available weekdays and some Saturday mornings. Latest session start time on weekdays is 6.30pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold a Certificate in Supervision from Cambridge Supervision Training.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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