- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome to Joanne Parkes Counselling and Therapy Service where I have the pleasure of being able to offer you a warm, comforting and confidential and non-judgemental service from my private therapy room at home in Biddulph. I am a registered member of the BACP and this means I meet the BACP's standards for safe and ethical practice. I hold a clean up to date enhanced DBS and professional indemnity and liability insurance which enables me to work anywhere.
I have felt drawn to this type of work through developing an interest in people, what makes us who we are and the influence different experiences and life circumstances have on our lives and our developing selves. In our work together I promise to offer you respect for you as an individual with the power to change, empathy to see the world from your point of view without judgement and honesty in our work together. I don’t and won’t judge you but I will give you all the time and space you need, to build the trust required, to share with and to find the way forward that is uniquely best for you. I work with a person centred method which means I work at your pace and with what you want to bring to sessions. I believe that we are all able to change and so improve our lives with good therapy is all about the relationship. Feeling safe, feeling you can trust the other person to hear you and not judge you, to accept you where you are. They are authentic and real with you, while respecting boundaries. Feeling heard, seen, accepted and understood is extremely healing and powerful. Once you experience this in a therapeutic relationship you can start to reveal, start to explore the parts of yourself in the shadows and move towards a more authentic fulfilling way of being.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited