About me

My name is Joakim Parknas and I'm a qualified Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy of which I adhere to its code of ethics for good practice.

I work from an integrative therapeutic approach, which means that I'm trained in several different therapeutic disciplines. This allows me to draw from a vast knowledge base in order to accommodate my clients needs.

My aim with the therapy is to allow my clients to explore themselves in a professional setting. I believe that everyone is equipped with enough resources to get the most out of their lives or to overcome unfortunate life events. I seek to facilitate an environment where the un-sayable becomes sayable and eventually accepted, understood and turned into strengths, a space for you to learn what you already know about yourself that may have been lost or misplaced.

The initial assessment resembles a casual conversation with the intent from me to gain a good understanding of your unique life situation. It will outline the framework of the therapy that I offer. It also allows me to get an understanding of your needs and expectations of therapy. Thereafter, I will let you know how I would accomodate them. It also gives you the opportunity to assess whether you are comfortable with me, which is the most important question.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
Post graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
BSc (Hons) Psychology

I have over 10 years experience working within NHS with a vast amount of people from different backgrounds to enable them to overcome a wide range of life issues and help them to help themselves to find, reignite and utilise their faded abilities and resilience.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have a vast experience of working with clients with Hemifacial microsomia and other facial differences.


£70.00 per session

Additional information

My standard fee is £70 per session (50min). I have also a few spaces allocated to concessional fees if you are on a low income.


I offer flexible appointments and I am also available evenings and weekends.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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