Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my profile.
I appreciate finding the right therapist can be daunting. I hope this and what's included on my website, will help you to decide if I’m the right therapist for you. If you'd like to ask me anything further please call or drop me an email.
My private practice is based in Baildon, so I'm easily accessible by car or train from anywhere in the Leeds, Bradford area. I work with people face to face from my practice at home; and also work online or over the telephone if that’s more convenient.
We all have those times in our life when things get on top of us. We feel overwhelmed and maybe unable to cope. We can feel stuck, trapped and that there’s no way forward.
My intention is to provide you with that safe, supportive space and much needed time to help you get a fresh perspective on what is troubling, and to work with you to find new ways of dealing with whatever life’s throwing at you right now.
I work integratively which means I am trained in a range of theories and approaches which I can draw on to provide support which is meaningful and tailored to suit you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Leeds Beckett University where I gained a Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified coach, having completed my Post Graduate Diploma Coaching Psychotherapy some years ago.
Working in the corporate sector for the last 20 years as a personal and executive coach, I've helped lots of frazzled, stressed professionals & individuals find the resilience & skills needed to make mindset changes that stick.
In the last two years I have worked for a local charity providing general and bereavement counselling, and as a result have experience of a wide range of client issues.
I am an registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have full professional indemnity insurance. I receive regular supervision and ensure I undertake regular additional training to maintain the ethical standard of my work.
I have also completed a course in the “Therapeutic use of Mindfulness” with the British Mindfulness Institute, so I’m qualified to offer mindfulness based techniques to help with issues such as anxiety, stress and depression.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an introductory session for £20 which is a chance for us to get to know each other and to see whether working together will be useful for you. If you decide to continue, each weekly session will be £45 and will last for 50 minutes.
Daytime and Evening Appointments are available. You can email, text or call me and I’ll get back to you for an initial conversation about what you need.
I appreciate that it can be tough to make that first contact, but often people feel reassured once we’ve had that first chance to speak.
Please have a look at my website www.gillparkin.com for some more info about me and what I offer.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client