Anna Parker

Anna Parker


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
+442084170671

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Therapist - London

London SW19
+442084170671
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Trust for me is at the heart of any effective counselling. The focus and pace is yours. My part is to provide a space for your experience and perspective. Then we use time as needed to reflect on and work through them together.  

In practice since 2003, I have a depth and range of knowledge and experience to support our work. 

Clients come for a range of concerns.  These generally fall into the following categories:

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 the personal experience.





Practice description

For some, the first stage of our meetings would be to get an awareness of what is happening now.  We would check out any roots or shadows from the past to today.  Discussing influences, experiences and beliefs helps to develop awareness.

Others may 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 of the past effects today

Humanistic theory to develop greater awareness and acceptance 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to develop understanding of action


My first session

From an enquiry, we would arrange a brief phone call or a 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 or we are to continue.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, 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, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Trainer - London

London SW19
020 8417 0671/077660 12857
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Most recent workshop and training delivered: 

Creative interventions in Counselling joint presentation with art therapist, Woking and Sam Beare Hospice March 2020

Training in use of Sandtray Woking and Sam Beare Hospice February 2020

6 session work: what do you feel and think as client, as counsellor? Release, September 2019

I regularly offer training on a number of themes including:

Creative interventions in counselling

Developing your own collection for Sandtray work

Please contact me 077660 12857 for details of future workshops. 

Training/lecturing experience:

Visiting Lecturer, Kingston College, 2006 to 2019

Group facilitator in creative therapies, reflective practice, Waverley Abbey College, 2014 - 2020

Practice description

With a background in education and experience in devising and workshops and training, I am practised at linking new skills to curriculum requirements.  Working both as therapist and supervisor, I am alert to providing something which is going to be useful. 

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/Kingston

London/Kingston SW19
+442084170671/077660 12857
Sessions from £50.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

A qualified supervisor since 2007, I have worked with those seeing their first client to consultancy with those with their own supervisory practice.  Ours is a collaborative relationship based on my trust in your competence and unique voice 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 cs; competence, confidence, creativity and compassion.  When appropriate I would find ways of engaging beyond talking to highlight process. I also draw on Hawkins and Shohet model of supervision.

I want to encourage in your work agility, resilience and flexibility in whatever way those qualities fit you.

My supervisory experience includes low cost community counselling to time limited NHS work.  I have worked with those from a range of approaches: integrative, person-centred, psychodynamic and systemic.  Roles of supervisees range from counsellor to psychotherapist, schools counsellor to educational psychologist, counselling psychologist to art therapist.

I primarily work face to face paralleling work with clients. I do work using Zoom on a negotiated basis once we have agreed to work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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