Leah Parker, Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I offer brief and long term, one-to-one counselling for adults and young people (aged 16+) in both Braintree and Chelmsford.
I work with a wide range of issues such as: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, work-related problems, as well as the many other issues which may be impacting your quality of life and emotional wellbeing.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on both the past and present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences is on influencing our current behaviour. Helping you discover, identify and recognise how emotional patterns from early childhood may repeat themselves in later life in confusing or destructive ways.
It offers you a safe, confidential and supportive place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and non-judgementally.
As a Psychodynamic Counsellor I will not tell you what to do, instead I will work with you to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to understand where they may have come from and how they may be affecting your life and relationships in the here and now. Through the insight gained comes the opportunity for change and the chance to lead a healthier life.
As a counsellor I aim to provide a supportive, safe, strictly confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and make sense of your thoughts and emotions from your individual perspective.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling skills
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- 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
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Face to Face - £40.00 (1 hour session).
Skype session - £40.00 (1 hour session).
Telephone sessions are also possible on request.
I can offer concessions for people on very low incomes. Contact me for further information.
I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I also have regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays between 9.30-2.30. Evenings and weekends also possible. As are Skype or telephone sessions. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|