Joakim Parknas BSc (Hons), PgDp, BACP (Reg)
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 8 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My standard fee is £55 per session (50min). I have also a few spaces allocated to concessional fees if you are on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible appointments and I am also available evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|