Mary Parker MBACP BA (Hons)

Mary Parker MBACP  BA (Hons)

Quayside Well-Being
Biddle And Shipton Warehouse
The Docks

07595342280 / 07595342280

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About me

I am an experienced counsellor, EMDR practitioner and welfare consultant working in the centre of Gloucester. I specialise in working with clients who have been involved in traumatic events or my have experienced issues in the workplace such as bullying.

My counselling model is integrative predominately CBT, working with the client to find the most appropriate therapeutic intervention.

During the last 18 years I have worked primarily as a counsellor within the Police Service gaining considerable experience in working with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this includes trauma support and organisational responses to major incidents.

I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you can talk openly and confidentially about what might be troubling you. Counselling sessions usually last for one hour and appointments can be made at varying times and days. Counselling usually requires a minimum of six weeks in order to create a therapeutic relationship that makes positive changes.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you to change the way you think, feel and behave. Focusing on what is happening now, breaking the problems down into smaller parts and looking for ways to improve your state of mind.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing a complex and powerful therapy developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the 1980 is the treatment recommend by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in treating PTSD. There has been considerable research into the benefits of EMDR in working with trauma arising from, war related experiences, childhood sexual or physical abuse, natural disasters, assaults, road traffic collisions and workplace accidents.

Trauma Support
Working with individuals to manage traumatic stress, deal with intrusive images, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and panic attacks, confront fears and get back to normal activities. Trauma Support is not therapy it is Psycho-Education providing individuals with the awareness of what is happening to your body and what you can do to manage the situation.

Unlike counselling, which can go into depth about various issues, and sometimes dealing with the past. Coaching is more action based focusing on the present and the future. Helping the client to discover and understand who they are, identify what they want and develop strategies to achieve their goals.

Psychological Workplace Support
The Home Office recommends that certain roles require confidential support within the workplace. This is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to consider work/life balance and well-being. Maintaining a healthy workplace and providing an individual and organisational duty of care.

Clinical and counselling supervision is available for counselling students, counsellors and managers this usually takes place on a monthly basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling University of Gloucestershire

Counselling Supervision University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Practice Warwick University

R-TEP Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol

EMDR Level 3

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Coaching

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Recent Traumatic Episodes


Hourly Fees:

Counselling Individual £40

                Couples £50

                Groups by negotiation

EMDR £40

Individual Trauma Support £40

Supervision £40

Professional Reports £100

Quotes for other services on request.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and work within their professional code of conduct.

Working within Quayside Well-Being in the centre of Gloucester's Historic Docks the venue is discreet and accessible to parking and public transport.

Maps & Directions

Gloucester, GL1 2BY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Weekend and evening appointments can be made available

Supervision & training

Qualified and experienced counseling supervisor.

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