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Robert Parkes MSc (BABCP Accredited)

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7DD
Registered / Accredited
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7DD

About me

Please note - Telephone / Skype appointments are available.

I am a BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner.

For over a decade, I have been working with individuals who have common (mild to moderate) and severe mental health health difficulties. I have worked within the voluntary / third sector as well as the NHS for nearly 10 years within a Primary Care department.

I am able to provide one to one CBT or EMDR therapy for anxiety and low mood difficulties such as:

> Depression
> Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
> Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
> Illness Anxiety Disorder
> Social Anxiety Disorder
> Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
> Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
> Agoraphobia
> Panic Disorder / Panic Attacks
> Specific Phobias

As a psychological therapist for some years now, I am an experienced practitioner who is empathic, warm and able to take a collaborative approach to helping a person manage their difficulties.

If you would like to find out more about the course of treatment that could be offered to you, please do not hesitate to make contact. I am able to offer mostly evenings appointments within the Central Manchester area.

Training, qualifications & experience

Recent Experience:

Psychological Therapist - The National Health Service / NHS (2012 - 2019)

  • Providing screening and modality focussed (CBT and EMDR) assessments for an NHS IAPT+ department with a view to offering treatment, signposting to more appropriate services or liaising with other departments re: onward referrals.
  • Offering CBT and EMDR treatment to client’s with common mental health difficulties (moderate to severe).
  • Facilitation of group CBT that centred on the tackling of low self-esteem issues.
  • Experience of therapeutic work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
    Providing supervision to junior therapists on an individual and group basis.
  • Designated Safeguarding lead, looking to provide supervision and support to colleagues when safeguarding concerns are raised following assessments / treatments.
  • The completion of regular triage in order to ensure those being referred would be accessing the most appropriate support.

Group Facilitator - The Change Project (2018)    

  • Using evidence based interventions, within a group environment, aiming to help perpetrators of domestic abuse to challenge their difficulties and change their disruptive behaviour.
  • The Respect accredited programme aimed to help men who were ready for change and to stop further domestic abuse being directed towards current and past partners by educating them about abuse and teaching them tools that they could use to manage their experiences.


  • Qualified EMDR Therapist
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Wellbeing Practice                       
  • Masters of Science – Addictive Behaviours                
  • Bachelor of Science – Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies


• Free 15-30 minute telephone consultation prior to sessions

• Assessment (60 minutes) - £80

• Treatment (60 minutes) - £70

Manchester Royal Exchange
St Ann's Square
Greater Manchester
M2 7DD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Daytime and evening availability.

I am able to offer telephone and Skype support, especially due to the current world situation.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Robert Parkes MSc (BABCP Accredited)

Robert Parkes MSc (BABCP Accredited)