Ashley Parker MA Relationship Therapy, Dip Hyp, Dip HB, MHA, MBACP
Ashley Parker Therapy Space
Off the Mount
Telephone: 07707 151 239
Counselling is a talking therapy which enables you to explore, understand and overcome your difficulties with someone who is trained to listen with empathy and who has the skills to work collaboratively alongside you. Sessions are held in a safe, confidential space, at a pace that suits you.
There are many reasons why people face difficulties and challenges in life and sometimes it can be difficult to put your finger on what exactly you are experiencing; this in turn can leave you feeling overwhelmed and taking the steps to get support can be daunting. Counselling can provide support with many things including:
Affairs & Betrayal
I work with an integrative model of therapy which is underpinned by both systemic and psychodynamic theory. This allows me to be flexible and meet your individual needs.
Working systemically allows me to look at a person’s wider framework, considering all impacting systems which can include culture, gender, age, religion, wider family systems, sexuality, spirituality, education etc. The psychodynamic part of this approach is looking at conscious and unconscious processes and the way in which a person’s past may influence their present. This model of therapy lends itself well to human interaction.
As a therapist, I am committed to ongoing professional development which means accessing and attending additional training, often with a specific focus. My approach is holistic and very much with the view that no two people are the same and therefore have varying needs and expertise. I would always encourage anyone seeking a counsellor to do their homework and take your time in choosing someone. All counsellors have different qualifications and backgrounds and it's important that they are a member of a governing body such as the BACP.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional body and in 2013 the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists became the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. The scheme means that, for the first time, members of the public can choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. You can find further information about this at www.bacpregister.org.uk