Avril Parker

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Barnstaple

Barnstaple EX31
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

My theoretical approach is integrative Transactional Analysis psychotherapy/ counselling, embracing Solution Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am committed to giving you a thoughtful and professional experience of therapy.  Which is conducted within a safe non-judgemental, trusting and confidential environment where you will be heard and respected.

Therapy will give you an opportunity to express and explore, maybe for the first time, personal and important aspects of your life that you have been struggling to manage. Through life we experience distressing thoughts, feelings and emotions as a result of life's events.  Therapy can enable you to develop your own strengths and thus have a more positive and fulfilling life.

Practice description

I work within the BACP Ethical Framework and adhere  to the principles of confidentiality and professional practice.  I treat my clients with acceptance , dignity and respect.  I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist to be paramount in the counselling process.  I ensure that my clients feel they are in a safe, trusting, caring environment.

Premises has wheelchair access.

My first session

In the first session I will give you some information about how I work and some terms and conditions regarding confidentiality, cancellation policy, data protection ect.  I will ask you to tell me what brings you to counselling.  I will also ask you for some details about your circumstances and family history.  At the end of the session we will then decide if we can work together to enable you going forward in your life.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited