Gary Parsons, MBACP (Registered), MNCS (Accred)

Gary Parsons, MBACP (Registered), MNCS (Accred)

Westfield URC
West Street
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 7EU

07724 321830 / 07724 321830

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Westfield URC
West Street
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 7EU

07724 321830 / 07724 321830

About me

I offer a Professional, Confidential and Effective Counselling service in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Whatever your situation, getting in touch can be the simple first step to getting things back on track.

If you are feeling anxious about getting in contact, wondering if your problem is too big, or not big enough, that's OK and totally normal!

Why choose me as your Counsellor?!

I work in a straightforward, jargon free, down to earth way. My approach is structured around your personal situation and experiences, always at a pace chosen by you and flexible in terms of how we work together.

I make sure you feel in control of our sessions and provide regular opportunities to review our work together.

I won't tell you what to do, or judge the decisions you've made or path you choose to move forward; unlike a relationship with a friend or family member I have no agenda, other than supporting and helping you to live your life the way you want to, as the best version of yourself.

How do we start?

Following your initial enquiry, I'll get back to you ASAP! I don't like waiting lists either, so I aim to reply promptly in order to answer any questions or arrange our first meeting.

Clicking the 'EMAIL ME' red button at the top of the profile will allow you to provide details which I will respond to to get things started.

I offer a relaxed informal meeting to help you decide if I am the right person to talk to. You can ask questions and figure out if you'd like to proceed with further sessions. There is no 'hard sell' - you choose if you'd like to continue, we can discuss days and times that work for you, the purpose of our sessions, and how we will know when the time is right to complete our work together.

For more info please check out my website at https://garyparsonscounselling.com, or get in touch!

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach to working is known as Integrative - in a nutshell this means my training enables me work flexibly within a structured framework to help guide me in my work with you as our sessions progress.


Professional Memberships

  • Accredited National Counselling Society Member
  • Registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Member

Formal Qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Approaches to Addictive Behaviour
  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate In Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

My Counselling experience to date includes my independent practice, as well as working within a Counselling Agency (with whom I remain involved), working within a Hostel housing individuals at risk of offending or homelessness, and within a Large Secondary School environment.

I engage in regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) days, attending workshops and training days in order to continue learning.

Outside the counselling room, I’ve worked in a range of supportive environments which has allowed me experience a diverse demographic of individuals.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual counselling

  • Initial meeting (approx 30-40 minutes).

This provides an opportunity to discuss how counselling may be of use to you, to explore your circumstances, hopes and expectations for our work together, and to ask any questions you have.
I'll explain my confidentiality policies and give you a bit more information about how I work.

  • Standard Individual counselling sessions are £40.00 (50 minutes).

Sessions are booked at an initial frequency of one appointment per week. Frequency adjustments may be discussed during session reviews.

Payment of fees is made at the end of each session, currently payment accepted is Cash or Paypal. Receipts can be provided.

If you have any further queries or need to know more, please don't hesitate to contact me - there's no such thing as a silly question!

Further information

I work from a community building, this has several advantages for you;

  • Good free parking,
  • Within walking distance of regular bus routes,
  • Ground floor access for chair users or those who struggle with stairs,
  • Clean accessible toilet facilities,
  • Safe, warm, comfortable private setting to talk in.

Maps and detailed directions are available on my website.

Maps & Directions

Bridgwater, TA6 7EU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Evening Appointments only!

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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