Joanne Parslow. Higher Diploma Counselling. NCS Accredited. BACP Reg.
I am an Accredited Professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Mentor.
Recently, due to COVID - 19 , I’ve completed extra online and telephone counselling training. This means that I’m suitably qualified to offer you counselling online and by telephone. My training is accredited by the NCS and the ACTO - Association of Counselling and Therapy Online.
I am a professional member of the BACP and NCS.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy & The National Counselling Society are the professional bodies for Counsellors and Psychotherapists practising in the United Kingdom.
All counsellors in practice should be a member of a professional organisation.
I’m also an Accredited member, this will assure you that I’m qualified to a professional standard and that I work safely and ethically.
What I can offer...
I can offer you a safe space both physically and psychologically Working together, at your own pace, we will work through your worries, anxieties, trauma, bereavement or losses.
I believe we all have the answers within but sometimes we need a little help from someone who isn’t emotionally involved.
I will offer a listening ear, not being judgemental and working with your best interests at heart, exploring and working through your emotional struggles.
I am trained in many Humanistic models, mainly the Person Centred Approach, CBT, Psychodynamic and TA. I also have a passion for Art Therapy .
I work Integratively; this means I draw from each model and work in a way that suits you best. You are in control of the pace that we work and what you want to explore in our sessions.
I work in a way that will enable you to make the changes in your life.
This may involve looking at your defence mechanisms, coping mechanisms, unhelpful patterns of behaviour and past traumas that may have occurred in your life. I will try to enable, working together, to facilitate change in your life. The result being that you have a greater awareness of your whole being - Resulting in you having a positive outlook in your life whilst also improving your mental health and wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L5 Higher Diploma in CBT
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Child & Adolescent Counselling Diploma
- Bereavement Counselling Training
- Understanding Autism Training
- Understanding Adolescent & Child Mental Health
- Anxiety & Depression Training
- Training in Addictions & Substance Misuse
- Suicide & Suicide Prevention
- Working with Trauma
- Attachment Theories
- Safeguarding Adult & Children L1 & L2
- Qualified Online & Telephone Accredited Counsellor
- LGBT+ Awareness Training
My Private Practice is based in Abbeywood. . This is fully accessible and is on many bus routes and the train station is a 10 minute walk.
I do believe therapy should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
I always try to offer you an initial assessment within 24 hours.
I will offer you affordable therapy sessions based on your individual circumstances.
I offer online, telephone or face to face sessions- this is your preference.
I have worked in various educational establishments as a School Counsellor. I’m also a Specialist Mental Health Mentor - I offer my support to university students.
My training and experience also includes working within Bereavement & Loss, also working with older people in a Carers setting.
I have also worked with Mind in Greenwich.
Previous to my counselling training, I worked in Health and Social Care.
This is now over 30 years ago. From a very young age I was determined and destined to help and support people.
Although counselling is slightly different, I’ll be supporting you through your journey. At times it may be challenging, even making the first phone call is one of the hardest steps, then along with finding the courage to turn up! Take one step at a time, like I said earlier, at your own pace.
I attend many additional workshops and training courses ; this is known as continuing professional development (CPD). This is a BACP professional requirement. Although I enjoy learning and educating myself about new strategies and techniques.
My training and learning is always ongoing, in life we never stop learning.
Feel free to contact me or drop me a line, whichever is easiest for you.
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 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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are as follows :-
I offer a non obligatory , free initial assessment.
Individual 1:1 Therapy - Sliding scale *30 - £50
*This is according to your personal circumstances.
Family / Group Therapy - £60
I believe counselling should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
Concessions offered for
I’m available for daytime , weekend and some evenings appointments. I have my Private Practice based in Woolwich.
I have experience working with both primary and secondary school children.
i also work with various CYP based in my own Private Practice.