Katie Parker MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Having someone to listen and accompany you through difficult times in your life can enable change toward a happier life.
As a qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist registered with HCPC I can help by exploring your thoughts and feelings through talking and/or imagery.
The proportion of talking and use of arts materials are guided by you. You do not need to be artistic or have used any of the materials before.
I provide a safe, contained space where you can explore feelings at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Imagery can appear through words or actions and further exploration of these can elicit more awareness or understanding of how you feel. Simply making marks on paper or getting an instrument to produce a sound might spark a memory or feeling which can then be developed.
I have a range of art materials including paint, pens, clay, postcards, sand tray, some instruments and puppets which may be useful in representing what you think or feel. I also consider body processes and by focusing on physical feelings you might be able to access or modify your emotional feelings and begin to understand them.
Dreams and imagination can also be useful sources of imagery.
I can help people with many different issues as the theories that inform me can be applied to any situation. However, I have particular experience with bereavement, anxiety, depression and relationship problems, as well as bipolar disorder and personality disorder.
It is suggested that weekly therapy is necessary for continuity and therapeutic benefits. The first session will be an opportunity to see whether we are able to work together and for me to hear about your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London. I am registered with the HCPC. I have experience of working with relationship issues, attachment issues, addiction, trauma, personal illness, personality disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorders, homelessness, bereavement, stress, low self-esteem and sexuality.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
I ask for £50 for a 50 minute session. £40 for 50 mins Skype/Telephone sessions . I am able to offer sessions at a reduced rate for those that have income difficulties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays early afternoon, Wednesday evening and negotiable for Skype/Telephone sessions
Types of client