Cloie Parfitt

Cloie Parfitt


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07936118060

Contact Cloie

Therapist - Norwich

Norwich NR4
07936118060
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Cloie. I'm a psychotherapist providing both short-term and long-term therapy to clients online and in Norwich.

I work as an integrative practitioner, drawing upon several major therapeutic approaches and blending these to best suit your individual needs. My core training is in the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches to therapy and each of these approaches influence my work with clients. As a relational therapist, I’m interested in the ways in which our past experiences and relationships affect our current relationships, both with others and with ourselves. Throughout the course of our lives, we are often hurt within relationships, but I believe that it is through meaningful and nurturing relationships that we can also be healed. Likewise, I strongly believe that each person has an innate potential for personal growth and that, given the right circumstances, we can all grow to reach our full potential. My role as your therapist is to create the right environment – one in which you feel safe, accepted, and valued – to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, allowing this growth to take place.

Within my private practice, I specialise in working with various types of neurodivergence – autism, ADHD, borderline personalities, bipolar condition, and obsessive-compulsive traits – and this is an area I am immensely passionate about. Having both personal and professional experience regarding autism, I am familiar with the challenges that come with living in a world that is not always accepting or understanding of the neurodiverse. It is my belief that with neurodiversity comes unique talents, and one of my greatest joys as a therapist is helping empower people to utilise these strengths and to live freely and authentically. 

Practice description

Before completing my psychotherapy training, I worked as a registered nurse, gaining additional training and clinical experience in community mental health care and psychiatric nursing. I’ve now worked in the mental health field for over seven years in a variety of roles. Prior to beginning private work with clients, I worked as a psychotherapist with adults, young people, and families within schools and various charitable organisations. I have experience working with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, complex trauma/CPTSD, and relational trauma.

Since completing my initial practitioner training, I have undertaken a number of professional development and certification courses, including those relevant to working therapeutically online, utilising creative techniques within therapy, and working with complex trauma and traumatic stress. I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development to ensure my practice is fully informed and up-to-date. I’m also passionate about working therapeutically online and the accessibility that online therapy provides to individuals who might otherwise have trouble accessing support. I'm fully qualified to work online, and hold a certificate in online counselling from the Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I offer one-to-one therapy sessions to adults and young people aged 11+ online and in-person from The Practice Rooms in Norwich. For clients under the age of 18, I work only with the consent of the client's parent or legal guardian.

My first session

Initial Consultation:

I offer free initial consultations to all clients interested in beginning therapy. 

Studies have suggested that the therapeutic bond between the therapist and the client is the most significant and healing aspect of therapy, meaning that finding the right therapist – one with whom you feel comfortable – is crucial to successful therapy. The purpose of the initial consultation is to give you the opportunity to meet me, ask questions, learn about my therapy practice, and decide if you think I am the right therapist for you. This initial consultation is intended to give you a “taste” of how I work as a therapist and who I am as a person so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you feel we are a good fit for working together. This is also an opportunity for me to decide whether I am the right fit for you and if I can help you with the problem or issue for which you are seeking therapy. If I feel I can’t help you, I will try my best to connect you with someone who can.

The First Session:

The first session is somewhat different from following sessions in that there is some important paperwork we will complete together at the beginning. I will also explain my practice’s policies and explain a bit more about the therapy process and how I work. After we’ve completed the necessary paperwork, I’ve answered any questions you might have, and we’ve reviewed our contract for working together, we can use the remaining 45-50 minutes to discuss what has brought you to therapy and how you feel therapy might help you. I will also ask you some questions about your personal history and current circumstances. This first session helps me get to know you and get a feel for who you are and what you want to address, which will likely continue to evolve as we carry on working together.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Groups, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling