Linda Parker MBACP (Accred)
Life can be very challenging at times and getting the right support can make all the difference. I have over 15 years post-qualification experience as a Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have been Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2004. My private practice is in Weybridge and I offer both long and short-term, one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to adults.
I provide a non-judgmental, confidential space where clients can safely explore their difficulties. I would describe my therapeutic style as interactive - I don't just sit and 'listen'. I use a broad range of skills, interventions and techniques to help people process difficult experiences and gain insight into patterns of thinking and behaviours, that no longer serve them. I also help people find alternative, more satisfying ways of living and dealing with situations.
When people contact me, after a brief, free telephone consultation, I usually suggest meeting for one to three sessions for us to discuss their difficulties together. This provides clients with a chance to see how I work and me to assess if I think I can help effectively. If we decide to proceed together, we agree a contract to include number of sessions, goals etc which is reviewed periodically.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2001 with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton and a Counsellor and Clincial Supervisor at Kingston University. Previous posts were as a Counsellor at HMP Send and Senior Counsellor at The Drug & Alcohol Foundation in Central London.
Over the years I have undertaken significant specialist training in trauma, addictions, eating disorders, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship difficulties and various types of abuse. I have incorporated this knowledge into my counselling practice and therefore work with expertise in a wide range of issues.
I have been an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2004.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a extensive experience counselling people who are members of Twelve Step Recovery Programmes.
£65.00 per session (50 mins)
If you have health insurance, the fee may be covered by your provider. I am registered with BUPA, Aviva and Simply Health. Please check the details of your policy to see if you are covered and if there is any excess you may need to pay.
My counselling room is in my home and there is plenty of free parking available outside.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|