Hi, my name is Faz Parkar and I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) accredited by the BABCP and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, delivering evidence-based psychological therapy for common mental health problems, including Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias and OCD to name a few.
As a therapist, I am enthusiastic and passionate about helping my clients to empower themselves so that they can improve their quality of life. This early desire to help and support people and make a positive impact on their lives sparked my interest in pursuing a career in mental health.
In addition to CBT, I am also trained to offer EMDR to my client's which is a psychological treatment for issues that are trauma-based. Visit my website - www.parkartherapy.co.uk to see further information about my training and experience.
Sessions are carried out via online or telephone. This way of working has proven to be an effective and convenient way to partake in therapy for my clients. I accept self-referrals and referrals from professionals.
I offer a completely FREE and no-obligation 20-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to see if an assessment session would be beneficial.
If you have any questions or would like to book a session with me then please call or text me on 07497 382314 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Honours in Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- MSc Research Methods in Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health in Primary Care (University of Hertfordshire)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies (CBT) from the University of Reading
- Full training in EMDR via EMDR Works.
I am fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). You are able to check my details on the CBT Register here.
- 10 years plus experience in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services
- Team Leader and Senior Therapist Roles
- University of St Andrews
- Guest Lecturer and Supervisor, Buckingham New University
- Private Practice since 2017
- Sexual Health (GUM)
- Inpatient psychiatric units in Bedfordshire
- Project Support Officer in mental health settings.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
EMDR Association UK
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please note that I do not offer any drop-in sessions and that I will only be able to see you via a pre-arranged appointment only.
I do not provide any urgent or crisis management services. If you are feeling actively suicidal with plans and intent to end your life, please make an urgent appointment with your GP. If you are unable to access your GP, you can also contact Samaritans for support on 116 123. As a last resort, if you have concerns about your immediate safety, please attend your nearest Accident and Emergency Department at Hospital. If for any reason you can not access support options previously mentioned and are actively suicidal with plans and intent, please call 999 immediately.
My standard fees for CBT Therapy or EMDR are £80 per session which can last up to 60 minutes. These prices are for virtual appointments (video or telephone). Block booking discounts available at www.parkartherapy.co.uk/e-shop. If there are genuine financial difficulties, then please contact me to discuss where I will review your circumstances and try to offer you a revised fee. I also offer flexible payment options via Klarna Finance, which offers the option to spread payment over 3 months at 0% interest, subject to terms and conditions. Please see website.
All these fees are for individuals, different fees apply for insurance companies and other referring parties.
Thursday and Friday daytime and evening. All other times subject to negotiation.
I have significant experience of supervising Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner's within the NHS, as well as experience of supervising Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High-Intensity CBT Trainees. If any such therapists would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of common mental health problems, the delivery of assessment and treatment interventions within their role and remit, as well as helping develop their clinical expertise, then feel free to get in touch. I am fully aware that sometimes this is not possible to achieve whilst working in a busy and challenging environment. I also offer help and support for those wishing to further develop their career within IAPT and who wish to progress onto High-Intensity CBT training and can help with supporting students who wish to apply for provisional accreditation or entry onto a high-intensity training course via the KSA route. Supervision prices are currently £80 for 1 hour.
Consultancy and Training
I am a qualified PPiPCare Trainer and have significant experience in delivering psycho-educational workshops and group therapy to clients. I also have considerable experience in providing supervision and clinical skills teaching to trainee therapists. I also run teaching modules and bespoke training to organisations to wish to learn more about recognising depression and anxiety in their workforce and CBT techniques that can be beneficial.
The benefits at an organisational level can include improved staff morale, reduced absenteeism, and sickness as well as increasing productivity. If you would like to find out more about depression and anxiety, or how to manage anxiety, worry, and create an environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance, then please get in touch. I can also deliver bespoke training packages depending on your specific needs. Prices would be dependent on the topic, location, the number of delegates, and duration of training.