Tony Parrott

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MBACP Counsellor, Therapist, Life Coach, Supervisor
Unavailable until 01/05/2024

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Cockermouth, CA13 9TG
Unavailable until 01/05/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

About me

Hello and welcome to my counselling profile.

I have over 20 years of experience as a fully qualified counsellor, successfully helping hundreds of clients, who have experienced mental health issues and emotional distress. All my clients can be assured of a non-judgemental and empathic approach from me.

I specialise in helping individuals with the following issues:

- Stress
- Coping with major change in life 
- Anxiety

- Depression

-Loss of any kind

- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems, Infidelity
- Building resilience and strength to cope with the challenging events in life
- Suicidal thinking and behaviour
- Self-esteem issues

How I deliver therapy.

I give each client a total focus, giving advanced empathy, which enables every client to start healing and feeling better. I value each client as a unique individual and help each person to find their unused strengths.

You will be listened to, by me, in such a deep and caring, non-judgemental way that allows you to fully express and cope with your difficult emotions. And you will discover, through my gentle guidance and thoughtful questions, much more clarity in your thinking and develop options on what you need to do to heal.

I will work to your pace, with deep patience and compassion. I will enable you to feel more self-confident in facing your problems and stresses.

During my life I have experienced several mental health issues personally, which enables me to counsel from an authentic understanding of the depth of pain that clients can suffer.

My counselling style has successfully helped hundreds of clients. I will not only help you with your current issues; I will also enable you to have the long-term, increased self-awareness and self-confidence to cope with future challenges in your life, to become more resilient.

The most critical factor I provide to you: The Counselling Relationship.

The Counselling Relationship between client and counsellor is the most critical factor for successful counselling. It is crucial that the client can start to feel at ease in the sessions and I am skilled in helping all my clients to relax and use the sessions as a special, safe space in which to find a way through their problems.

I am highly skilled and experienced in developing an effective counselling relationship with every client, which is the foundation for helping you, the client, to start to heal.

My genuineness, empathy, caring style, and openness will help you relax and feel totally trusted. I have a passion for helping others find relief from their distress.

We are all stronger than we think; and I will help you discover your untapped strengths, which will help you to heal your issues, whatever they are.

In addition to the issues mentioned above I have successfully helped clients with:

- Separation and divorce, trial separations
- Loneliness
- Work stress
- Bullying
- Facing a terminal disease or illness
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress
- Self-harming
- Sexual abuse, rape and violence
- Impact of abortion or infertility
- Sexual identity including transgender issues
- Sexuality issues
- Addictive behaviour
- Pre-trial therapy for victims
- Mid-Life crisis
- Loss of purpose and meaning in life
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviour
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Fear of death
- Fear of the future
- Paranoia
- Phobias including agoraphobia
- Adjusting to change e.g. retirement, loneliness
- Improving Performance at work or sport
- Motivation
- Existential stress and angst

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP, which ensures I adhere to best practice and ethics in my counselling, and that I continually develop my counselling skills.

Career background

In addition to counselling clients in a private capacity I counselled for nine years at a large Further Education College, where I helped hundreds of clients, including mature students, staff and young adults, with a wide range of issues.

Working for a hospice in a voluntary capacity for several years, I have assisted many bereaved clients. I am very effective in helping clients experiencing deep grief.

My extensive leadership training and coaching of individuals in the Fire Service gives me a unique ability to help others develop their true potential, and to help them overcome the mental obstacles holding them back from achieving their life goals. This combined with my qualifications in Coaching enables me to be an effective Coach.

During 30 years in the Fire Service my counselling skills were developed to help staff with mental and emotional issues. I also assisted firefighters following traumatic incidents as a Post Traumatic Stress Debriefer.

As a senior manager for many years I have a depth of experience in dealing with staff's mental health issues, and a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by managers and staff in organisations.


  • Degree in Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Masters Degree
  • Registered Member of the BACP
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision
  • Certificate in Performance Coaching
  • Certificate in Life Coaching
  • Child Protection Level 3

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coaching to improve your life

I am a qualified and experienced life-coach and have helped many clients to improve their fulfilment in life and to reach their goals. I have also assisted clients to improve their performance at work. As an experienced senior manager and leadership trainer, I have coached many individuals to achieve advancement and promotion. I can help you to set personal, meaningful goals to prioritise, and to self-motivate and focus effectively, to achieve your goals and personal growth in your life.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Duration of Sessions

My counselling sessions follow best practice and are approximately 60 minutes in duration. My supervision sessions are approximately 90 minutes duration, in line with BACP best practice. 

  • £40 per counselling session (one hour)
  • £50 per supervision session (90 minutes)

Supervising of counsellors

As a qualified Supervisor I offer counselling supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors, and have over 10 years of experience in supervising counsellors, both in a one-to-one and group format. I use an integrated  approach, and have a depth of experience in developing counsellors.  The fee is £50 per hour and 30 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

I also offer outdoor therapy, where I accompany the client walking in the beautiful outdoors of the Lake District, whilst conducting the dialogue and therapy with the client. This is a highly effective method, as research has proven its efficacy, where connecting with nature and the outdoors empowers the client to get in touch with their thoughts and feelings.

I am very flexible in the manner in which I can deliver therapy. I offer face-to-face counselling at my home;  over the telephone or Facetime and Zoom.

Cockermouth, CA13 9TG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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In person

I am a qualified counselling supervisor, with over 10 years experience supervising counsellors. I am very experienced in developing and training.

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Tony Parrott
Tony Parrott