Anna Parker

Anna Parker


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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+07766012857

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Therapist - London

London SW19
+07766012857
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Trust for me is at the heart of any effective counselling. In private practice since 2003, I have a depth and range of experience to offer you. The focus and pace is yours.  Your experience and perspective are key as this is a collaborative process.

People come to counselling for a range of concerns, which could be grouped around:

managing a sudden crisis

resolving past experiences and trauma

understanding themselves better

I came to training in the 1990s as a counsellor, through being a client.  I believe in the power of therapy through personal experience.





Practice description

Our  first meeting would be to get an awareness of what is happening now.  We might check out anything relevant from the past which might be affecting today.  Discussing influences, experiences and beliefs helps us develop awareness of the scope of working together.

Sometimes people have a very clear idea of a specific focus and goals.

We identify what you would like to be different and what can be changed.  Then different ways of behaving and responding can be practised and put into action.  All the way along there is choice about what is useful and what not.

I am an integrative practitioner which means, as above, I bring together theory to fit what best works for you:

Psychodynamic theory to explore what might have an impact from the past

Humanistic theory to develop greater awareness and acceptance 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to develop understanding about the links between our thought patterns and behaviour


My first session

From an enquiry, we would arrange a brief Zoom session to see if I seem like someone with whom you would like to work. 

We can then book an initial assessment session. After which, we can either decide to go ahead with 6 sessions or I can suggest other colleagues if that seems most useful to you.  At the sixth session we decide if goals have been met.  That might mean enough for now or that we are to continue.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Trainer - London

London SW19
020 8417 0671/077660 12857
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I focus on the experiential in workshops, training or groupwork as my starting point.  

I have facilitated reflective practice using writing to deepen our understanding of work with clients and supervisees.

Face to face workshop and training include: 

Creative interventions in Counselling joint presentation with art therapist, Woking and Sam Beare Hospice

Training in use of Sandtray Woking and Sam Beare Hospice 

6 session work: what do you feel and think as client, as counsellor? Release Counselling, Surbiton


Practice description

With a background in education, I am practised at linking new skills to curriculum requirements.  This is transferred to offering experience and theory to develop practice.

I primarily work from an experiential and collaborative perspective: participants being client and reflecting on their own process.  Workshops balance the experiential with details of theory into practice as handout material.

Workshops are evaluated at the time and feedback taken on board for future development.

Supervisor - London

London SW19
077660 12857
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Qualified as a supervisor in 2007, I have worked with those seeing their first client to those with their own supervisory practice.  Ours is a collaborative relationship based on my trust in you as a practitioner. 

 My role is to support and develop you and your work.  My practice is informed by Inskipp and Proctor with a focus on the 4 C's; ethical competence, confidence, creativity and compassion.  I draw on Hawkins and Shohet model of supervision.  If it suits you I would include creative and experiential ways of working.

I want to encourage you in resilience and flexibility in whatever way those qualities best express you.

My supervisory experience includes: time limited NHS settings, low cost counselling and those in private practice. 

I have worked with different approaches: integrative, person-centred, psychodynamic and systemic. 

I am working both by Zoom and face to face, in whichever way works best for you and your caseload.

Fees: I am trialling a sliding scale: trainees, those just starting in private practice to those with an established practice. Please contact me for details.

Practice description

The foundation of my work is based on us creating a trusting mutual relationship, intended to support you.

Using Inskipp and Proctor's 4 c's of competence means clarifying together if there are new skills to develop and then gaining greater confidence in their use.  

Creativity is intrinsic from use of metaphor and imagery to specific interventions like Sandtray.  Those 'sparkling moments' (Robin Shohet : spoken) creates a connection or insight, which might take us in a new direction.  I may suggest using methods beyond talking:  for example doodling or using non-dominant hand drawing.

I work with the Formative part of supervision: developing your skills.  The Normative element is checking how the work is being grounded ethically.  The Restorative part of our relationship is when you may need to offload, recalibrate or vent.  It links with Inskipp and Proctor's compassion, without which both for ourselves and the client our work becomes arid.

Hawkins and Shohet's 7 eyed model holds focus on the relational and societal context with each client and with our relationship.

My first session

After an initial conversation, we would meet either by Zoom or face to face to go through what you are looking for.  This would include me asking what are your expectations, and previous experiences, good and bad, of supervision.

I am anticipating that you would want to know about me and how I work and what experience I have.  So please ask whatever you want.

If we decide to work together, I would suggest 3 sessions to see if this would work to your benefit.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited